I am the senior web developer at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, where I'm crafting history for the web.
I’ve been designing, developing, and teaching digital and public history for ten years. Most of my work sits at the intersection of digital history, data science, and design. Below are a select few. Find lots more on GitHub, Observable, and bl.ocks. For a complete list of my scholarship, please see my CV.
Religious Ecologies Creating new datasets from historical sources and new ways of visualizing them so that we can better understand the history of American religion.
Connecting the Interstates An NEH planning grant to envision a project visualizing and critically examining the development of the US interstate highway system.
Mapping Identity in Greece and Magna Graecia Mapping the occurrences of Hephaistion in areas and cities with linguistic Attic-Ionic foundation.
a thousand little fires Share what we create while reconciling with self-isolation.
Nebraska Historical Curating histories of Nebraska and the Northern Plains.
U.S. Federal Lands Mapping the federal lands of the U.S.
Omaha Zoning Visualizing single-family and multifamily zoning.
Every Lot Omaha Every property parcel in Omaha, one tweet at a time.
#deletefacebook Scraping Twitter to explore trends in #deletefacebook.
Endangered Data Week Raising awareness about threats to public data.
Mobile Community Archives Partnering with community archives throughout the Great Plains.
American Indian Digital History Project Digitizing Indigenous newspapers, photographs, and archival materials across Native North America.
Mapping Omaha Bikes The most dangerous areas in Omaha for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Western Federal Lands Visualizing the federal government's holdings of Western land.
Prussian Foodstuffs Exploring changes in taste among food items at the palace in Königsberg, Prussia during the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey.
Marriage of Thames and Rhine An interactive narrative of the journey of the court of Prince-Elector Friedrich Wilhelm. Collaboration with Molly Taylor-Poleskey.
Machines in the Valley: Growth, Conflict, and Environmental Politics in Silicon Valley A spatial history and digital narrative of Silicon Valley.
Chinese computing Visualizing 21st century Chinese writing. Collaboration with Tom Mullaney.
The First Draft Discussions about higher education, digital humanities, technology, games, and learning. Hosted by Elijah Meeks, Jason Heppler & Paul Zenke.
Wars of the United States Visualizing the wars of the United States.
Geography of the Post Visualizing the spread of 14,000 post offices in the nineteenth-century American West. Collaboration with Cameron Blevins.
William F. Cody Archive Digitizing the papers of William F. Cody.
What is Digital Humanities? Perpetual answers to the perpetual question.