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Cartographies of Memory

Posted by Robert Spinelli on August 8, 2017

Hello:

I am posting a link to a Scalar book that outlines the theoretical backing for a GPS based death memorialization app. You can read all of the details at the link. I am searching for collaborators who could help to polish this idea as well as assist with funding and provide backend technological assistance in creating the app. Please contact me if at all interested. Thank you for reading.

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Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital Collection

Posted by Amardeep Singh on July 19, 2017

A digital collection of Claude McKay's early poetry, including digital editions of his first two collections of poetry published in Jamaica, as well as his later collections published in the U.S. and England. Also included are various miscellaneous poems published in various Jamaican, American, and British periodicals that were not otherwise collected during the poet's lifetime. Site includes contextual and biographical essays and makes use of Scalar's visualization framework to help readers discover relationships among McKay's various poems. 

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The Prague Spring Archive

Posted by Ian Goodale on January 5, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries have partnered with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies to digitize archival materials from the LBJ Presidential Archive’s collections and make them accessible via a portal created with Scalar. 

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The Story of the Stuff

Posted by Ashley Maynor on March 28, 2016

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, more than half a million letters and 65,000 teddy bears poured into Newtown, Connecticut. The interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff, explores the phenomenon of spontaneous memorials by tracking the disposition of the condolence items sent to Newtown and examining the larger phenomenon of pubic responses to tragedy. 

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A Digital Pop-Up: Latino/a Mobility in California

Posted by Genevieve Carpio on January 23, 2016

The Latino/a Mobility Digital Pop-up was an open-air installation launching the Scalar web exhibition, Latina and Latino Mobility in 20th Century California. Drawing upon digital archives and original photographic collections held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale, the pop-up engaged ethnic studies students in curating Latino/a histories of migration and creating visually rich-projects that can co-exist on a web platform and the built environment through digital projection.