Digital Projects

My digital projects include online archives and exhibitions. As a digital scholar, I am especially interested in questions of labor and representation as rendered through archives. Over the next few years, I intend to develop a new project mapping out the Federal Community Art Center Project, a New Deal arts education initiative.

I am always interested in new digital opportunities, so if you are seeking researchers and collaborators for a digital humanities project, please consider my work.

Facemasks: Drawings of COVID-19 Face Coverings, 2020

Facemasks is a personal exhibit I created on Omeka that meditates on the significance of masks in the era of COVID-19. On this site, you will encounter drawings of facemasks that I have done using pen and ink and watercolor. The gallery includes both masks that I personally use, as well as examples solicited from social media. Submitters were also invited to share their thoughts about masks through captions, poetry, and other forms. I created this exhibit because drawing enables me to process my thoughts and feelings about facemasks as complex signs in contemporary American culture.

Changing World Views: Maps from the Mariner’s Museum, 2020

This digital exhibit explores the complex histories of world maps as political, economic, and scientific objects through a selection of works from the Mariners’ Museum collection. The exhibit features more than twenty different examples spanning from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. This project developed out of an assistantship at the Mariners’ Museum during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Project members: Erika Cosme, website designer; Sara Woodbury, content writer; Bill Barker, map consultant.

The Roswell Museum Federal Art Center, 2018

This Scalar book examines the early history of the Roswell Museum as a Federal Community Art Center. Featuring period documents and photographs, this book invites viewers to explore the Roswell Museum’s history in an open-ended manner that emulates the process of archival research while providing also context through text and visualizations. This project was the final assignment for a Digital Humanities seminar, taken in the fall of 2018.