Serendipity: What are Double-Foot Throttles?

When exploring an archive to answer one question, you sometimes come across information that raises new questions. In some cases, those questions are bizarre. I was searching the Georgia State University Digital Collections for images of the Ivy Street Garage in downtown Atlanta. Built in 1925, the garage was later […]

whisky jug stamped with two names

Larger-scale Photogrammetry

During the spring semester, I acquired a clay whisky jug from the Phoenix Lab, which contains artifacts recovered from the excavation of MARTA lines in the 1970s. Dr. Robin Wharton has worked with students in her multimodel composition course to scan and model objects from the collection, and discussed the […]

DH, Design, and Libraries

Somehow, in the past three weeks, I managed to attend four different conferences. Thankfully, three of them were located here in Atlanta, which reduced travel time and kept costs low. Each conference or symposium had a unique flavor and set of themes, so this post will describe each and I’ll […]

University of San Diego view of San Diego

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Georgia State Digital Scholarship Job Talk

Intro In November 2016, I started as the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Georgia State University Library. During my interview for the position, I presented a job talk related to the topic of opportunities and challenges involved in digital scholarship. In preparation for my talk, I consulted the job talks posted […]

Georgia State University Library Photogrammetry 1

Photogrammetry, for the purpose of our work at Georgia State, refers to the use of software to combine, convert, and render 2D images into a 3D object. There are numerous methods for this practice, ranging from a single camera operated by a moving human to complex arrangements with multiple cameras […]

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Portrait of James Madison

Learning from the Past on Presidents Day

On March 4th, 1809, James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, delivered his first inaugural address to the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol Building. In our present time of turmoil, and considering the tone and content of information from the current executive branch, it’s worth spending a […]

VRDayATL Conference

On January 12th, GSU’s Creative Media Industries Institute and virtual reality company Nektr co-hosted the first annual VRDayATL conference at the Rialto. Sponsors for the event included Microsoft, CNN, Turner Studios, and many more. Participants included creators and innovators in virtual reality as well as people interested in commercial and […]

Virtual reality conference, Atlanta, January 12, 2017

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Digital Humanities Across Georgia

On Friday, Dec. 9, digital humanists from across Georgia gathered at CURVE and CETL to discuss how institutions around the state could share resources, provide support, and collaborate on DH projects. The meetup was organized by Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator at University of Georgia (UGA), and Jason Battles, Director […]

Getting to know Georgia

It’s week two of my new position at Georgia State University, and my head is still above water. Barely. You can check out my GSU profile here. Aside from the usual headaches associated with lengthy cross-country relocation, I’m settling into the university and city, getting to know the community. In […] Test

During the 2016 Doing Digital History summer institute, a demonstration about the use of collaborative markup web tool prompted questions about whether an author on the web could somehow disable comments made with this software. There was some discussion about why someone might want to protect content from being […]