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  • Pathfinders

    Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop

    Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature

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  • Performing Archive: Edward S. Curtis + ‘the vanishing race

    Amy Borsuk, Beatrice Schuster, David J. Kim, Heather Blackmore, Jacqueline Wernimont, and Ulia Gosart

    A meta-archive and collection of essays on the ethnographic and photographic work of Edward S. Curtis.

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  • New Media and American Literature

    Curtis Marez, Jeffrey Shandler, Steve Anderson and Jentery Sayers

    Special issue of American Literature which includes four essays authored in Scalar.

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  • Hearing the ‘Music of the Hemispheres’

    Erin B. Mee

    A multimodal article examining the concert as an aural rendering of acts of spectatorship.

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  • Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality

    Colin Gordon

    An examination of inequality in modern America.

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  • D|N|A: Seven Interactive Essays on Nonlinear Storytelling

    Matt Soar and Monika Gagnon

    Brings together seven ‘essays’ by nine thinkers and artists to explore the emergent medium of nonlinear digital storytelling.

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  • The Nicest Kids in Town

    Matthew F. Delmont

    The history of American Bandstand re-examined, with direct access to archival video.

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Custom Design

  • Freedom’s Ring

    Direction and Art by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A multimedia exploration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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  • The Knotted Line

    Direction and Painting by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A richly interactive visual interface combined with a deep pedagogical resource, both powered by Scalar.

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A selection of projects authored with Scalar.

Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality Colin Gordon

Colin Gordon’s Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality uses Scalar as a platform for a “born-digital” examination of inequality in modern America.   Growing Apart is composed in three parts, covering, in turn, the dimensions of wage, income, and wealth inequality in the United States; the “usual suspects” (technology, trade, demographic change) often employed to explain American inequality; and the political “differences that matter.”  Scalar facilitates the use of conventional graphics, interactive data visualizations (composed in Tableau), and short narrated graphics (embedded via Vimeo) to carry and illustrate the argument.  All of the data products are updated as new (monthly, annual) numbers become available.  A combination of hyperlinks, Scalar notes, and sidebars tie the analysis to the latest historical and economic research.

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The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture was created with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.