Projects

folderThe Frankenstein Variorum—with Scott Weingart, Jon Klancher, Elisa Beshero-Bondar, and others

This project creates and enhances comprehensive scholarly editions in a variorum interface of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), by permitting users to compare five different versions (in print or manuscript forms) that were created between 1816 and 1831.

folderHerb Simon and His Books

This project explores the complete papers of Herbert Simon (1916-2001), a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI), in relation to the books in his personal library. Using text analytics and network analysis, it traces the literary influences that impacted Simon’s thinking about AI, computer ethics, and the artificial brain.

folderComputing Conflict in the U.S. Midcentury (1966-1981)

This project unpacks sites of ideological conflict between people and institutions in U.S. midcentury computing. It examines a very large data set of objections to the implementation of computers in business, government, and university contexts.

folderdemocracy Journal Archive (1981-1983) 

This project preserves the short-lived “little magazine” democracy (with a lower case ‘d’), 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.