Spencer R.


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 […]


Hypothes.is Test

During the 2016 Doing Digital History summer institute, a demonstration about the use of collaborative markup web tool Hypothes.is 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 […]


Women of Upper Canada

On this International Women’s Day, here’s an update on my dissertation research, which focuses on the experiences of women in Upper Canada (now Ontario) and New York State along the Niagara River during the War of 1812. I have been asked why I chose to focus on women’s experiences. The […]


For Snowy 1

This weekend, my partner and fiancée Cassie and I had to make the difficult decision to release our cat, Snowy, from the pain and discomfort she was suffering. We lost a member of our family, but we also helped her escape from a more painful life. Late Friday night, Snowy […]