Meet the 2017 ILiADS Teams
College Wooster (Bosley)
The Ethnographic Exhibit: The Remaking of the Human Zoo using Unity
As early as the 19th century, indigenous people were being taken from their lands by westerners and placed in exhibits like circuses, world fairs, and in the case of this project, ethnographic exhibits, also know as human zoos. Although human zoos lasted until the late 20th century, the history of these exhibits has gone untold for decades. This student-led project will expand upon a previously created 3D model to build a more developed, Vive-compatible 3D experience of an ethnographic exhibit, making this largely untold history accessible for the first time in a 3D environment.
- Blaire Bosley
- Katie Holt
- Zach Phillips-Gary
- Jon Breitenbucher
College of Wooster (Manz)
The History of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
The Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction is a nonlinear chemical system which is the most important model system to investigate spatial and spatio-temporal dynamic systems. The team will create a web-based digital archive in Omeka that will include a zoomable timeline of images, historical highlights (going back into the 19th century), documents from conferences in this field, links to scientific publications, videos, etc. that together will tell the history of the scientific development of the the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. This will serve as a unique and significant resource to scientists and researchers studying this chemical system.
- Niklas Manz
- Mierkamili Mijiti
- David Hale
Translating the Translators, the Arabic New Testaments of Medieval Iberia
This project will bridge research and pedagogy as the team builds a comparative edition of the manuscripts of the Isḥāqian corpus. The online, freely accessible edition will feature parallel columns comparing the manuscripts with a translation into English and a scholarly apparatus (notes and introduction). Students will play a major role in the project, as they research the cultural, religious, and historical contexts of the manuscripts and transcribe and translate within the digital medium. They will make decisions similar to those of the medieval and early modern scholars who likewise worked from multiple source texts, reinterpreting and diffusing them for their own communities.
- Jason Busic
- Nathan Violand
- Cheryl Johnson
- Kelli Van Wasshenova
St. Mary’s College of California
Digital Literacy Program for Faculty
The team of instructional designers, educational technology consultants and librarians will develop their Digital Literacy Program for Faculty, focusing primarily on content development and the clear articulation of the Digital Literacy Program needs. They hope to network with other college communities that may be interested in forming collaborations as well as potentially providing mutual support and feedback on projects over time.
- Felicia Martinez
- Graham Wade
- Sarah Vital
- Carmel Crane
OxCo: a co-curricular peer-to-peer student network for developing foundational information
literacies, managing digital projects and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.
Through cultivating peer to peer collaboration and identifying expertise, OxCo aims to address challenges undergraduate-only colleges face in generational and professional gaps created by shifts in the ways information is discovered, created and shared. At ILiADS this year, the team will design and prototype the online component of OxCo, redeveloping the platform from a badging-focused prototype into an interactive portfolio system that showcases digital liberal arts projects, makes peer advisement visible and acts as project hub.
- Aneesah Ettress
- Lilla Butterworth
- Jacob Alden Sargent
- Christopher Gilman
Washington & Lee University
Stories in Blue: Telling the Stories of Human Trafficking Survivors
The team plans to build a multi-tier web site that integrates powerful personal narratives of sex-trafficking survivors with scholarly research to foster an engaged understanding of the causes and issues in human trafficking. The majority of web-based material on human trafficking is presented as text and data. The humanizing aspect, the power of stories, is missing. As a form of interactive documentary, our project is committed to answering the question: how do multimedia artistic narratives intersect with information resources to build empathy that promotes the power to change the cultural landscape?
- Jeff Barry
- Stephanie Sandberg
- Sydney Bufkin
- Cat Spencer
Connecting Existing Infrastructure to Provide Better Resources for Digital Scholarship and Well-Being
Members of four groups from our campus, the Digital Liberal Arts Program (DigLibArts), the Bonnie Bell Wardman Library, Media Services, and Campus Technology (IT) will work together on a joint project to develop space, expertise, and programming to incubate digital learning and research across the disciplines. The team will focus on the spatial transformation and creation of “MaDLAb” and the creation of learning-centered programming which will be supported by the resources in MaDLAb. Also while at ILiADS, the team hopes to consult with and hear from other interdepartmental programs at peer institutions and learn more about staffing structure, securing ongoing funding, minimal technologies, and other potential logistical concerns.
- Anne Cong-Huyen
- Sonia Chaidez
- Shezad Bruce
- Samantha Alfrey