“Queer Home and Home-Making in Modern Paris” by Ray Van Huizen & Ella Martin-Gachot

Ray Van Huizen and Ella Martin-Gachot, Smith CollegeCheck out Ray and Ella’s project site at https://lesclefsdechezmoi.5colldh.org/. Ray:I learned a lot while working on the Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship. I learned about new software, about website design, about geographic information systems (GIS). I learned about knowing when to ask for help and advice. But most of all, I learned about teamwork.I’ll start at the beginning, though. Ella and I had been working on our documentary for more than year—we were set … Read More

Can you Really Paint With All the Colours of the Wind? : Interview with Michelle ‘Misha’ Oraa Ali, creator of MuSyC

Synesthesia, from the Greek words syn (union) and aesthesis (sensation), affects roughly 1 in 2,000 people. Michelle (Misha) Oraali happens to be one of those people graciously bestowed with the ability to make connections from sound to colour. She has been working on her software app, MuSyC (Music, Synesthesia, Color), which is a music to colour synesthesia simulator that takes auditory stimulus input and presents real time visual feedback. In itself, the project “MuSyC” is tremendously exciting. Yet, in speaking … Read More

Developing Games with 5CollDH Student Fellow Isaiah Mann

Over the last few months, we’ve run interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We finish up our series with Isaiah Mann, a third-year student at Hampshire College.What is your 5CollDH project about?My project was creating the infrastructure for a student game development studio: GlowLime Games. I worked with a team of dedicated student managers to form and maintain the logistics, development cycles, & group dynamics of five different development teams across the … Read More

Mixing Tech and Hip-Hop with 5CollDH Fellow Eunice Esomonu

Over the next few months, we’re running interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We continue our series with Eunice Esomonu, a senior at Mount Holyoke College. What is your 5CollDH project about?My project seeks to search and convey the intersection of hip hop and technology through interactive installations inspired by the four elements of hip hop: DJing/Turntablism, Graffiti, Breaking, and MCing/Rapping. I want to be able to convey the connection between hip-hop culture … Read More

Exploring Videogames and Virtual Reality with 5CollDH Student Fellow Carl “Ott” Lindstrom

Over the next few months, we’re running interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We continue our series with Carl “Ott” Lindstrom, a senior English and Film and Media Studies major at Amherst College. What is your 5CollDH project about?My as-yet-unnamed project charts the changing subject/object relationship between the spectator and the media object through three key evolutions in visual media: cinematic film, video games and virtual reality. I heavily focus on the use … Read More

Locating Zines with 5CollDH Student Fellow Nora Claire Miller

Over the next few months, we’re running interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We start our series with Nora Claire Miller, a Division II student at Hampshire College. What is your 5CollDH project about?My project, Locating Zines, explores networks of zines (small, self-produced booklets or mini magazines) in the 1990s through digital mapping. The rise of zines in the 1990’s is often associated with the rise of riot grrrl, a musical and social … Read More

On Walls, Dirt, and Being Wrong:
An Interview with Eric Poehler

  Eric Poehler is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is co-director of the Pompeii Quadriporticus Project, which is funded by Five College Digital Humanities, UMass-Amherst, the UMass-Amherst Department of Classics, the University of Cincinnati Department of Classics, and Cardinal Intellectual Property. He sat down with 5CollDH Post-Bac Jeffrey Moro, who assisted the project in the field this past summer, to talk about the work, technology, and bringing DH into the classroom. JEFFREY MORO: … Read More