Projects

folderPrint and Probability—with (alphabetical) Max G’Sell, Kartik Goyal, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Sam Lemley, Matt Lincoln, Kishore Reddy, Shruti Rijhwani, Nikolai Vogler, and Christopher Warren.

Print and Probability develops novel machine learning and computer vision techniques to infer book and pamphlet printers whose identities have eluded scholars. It develops probabilistic models of both printer and damaged letter form identifications that allow direct inference of printers at scale.

folderThe Frankenstein Variorum—with Elisa Beshero-Bondar, Steven Gotzler, Jon Klancher, Matt Lincoln, Rikk Mulligan, Jack Quirk, Emma Slayton, Raffaele Viglianti, and Scott B. Weingart.

The Frankenstein Variorum collates a “transhistorical” edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), enhancing comprehensive scholarly editions of the text in a variorum-style web interface. The site permits users to simultaneously compare changes across five different versions of the text (in print and manuscript forms) that were created between 1816 and 1831.

folderMARXdown—with Steven Gotzler and Chloe Perry.

MARXdown reimagines minimal online reading editions using the first volume of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital as its use case. Deploying the edition using the lightweight markup language Markdown and a Jekyll theme developed by Alex Gil and others called Ed, it incorporates group annotations with hypothes.is to foster community building through sentence-level note taking and asynchronous discussion of the text.

folderdemocracy Journal Archive (1981-1983) 

The democracy Journal Archive preserves the short-lived “little magazine” (with a lower case ‘d’) in a simple to read or download PDF archive with linked index. Founded in 1981 by the political philosopher Sheldon Wolin, democracy featured contributions from important political thinkers of the time in 12 hard-to-find issues.