Print and Probability—with (alphabetical) Max G’Sell, Kartik Goyal, Eunji Jo, Taylor Berg-Kirkpatrick, Sam Lemley, Matt Lincoln, Kishore Reddy, Shruti Rijhwani, Nikolai Vogler, Christopher Warren, and Pierce Williams
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.
A Thousand Little Fires—with Alex Gil, Jason Heppler, Zoe LeBlanc, Amanda Licastro, Matthew Milner, Roopika Risam, Amanda Visconti, and Scott B. Weingart
A Thousand Little Fires shares what people are doing to creatively reconcile with self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 using a static, blog-aware website. Visitors can contribute something they’ve made to the site, which posts new creations throughout the pandemic.
The 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.
MARXdown—with Daniel Evans, Alex Gorman, 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.
democracy 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.