Category Archives: Media

Data Artifacts of the Arnold Arboretum

Last week, I attended the two-day symposium Thinking with Your Eyes: Visualizing the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences along with metaLAB graduate student researcher Krystelle Denis. We presented a lightning talk (just five minutes long) and an animated poster to illustrate our work in progress on a segment of the Data Artifacts research initiative. The broader […]

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Matter matters

metaLAB is happy to announce that Zeega has been selected to join the first cohort of startups in Matter, a new San Francisco-based accelerator for mission-driven companies committed to changing media and supporting media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society. Matter will allow the Zeega development team including metaLAB’s own Jesse Shapins, […]

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Library Hacking with the DPLA: Megacollections, Visual Search, and the Ecology of Metadata

Last week, Matthew Battles and I joined a group of literary hackers, digital humanists, media designers, and veteran librarians at the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) appfest on the sprawling top floor of Chattanooga’s brutalist-era public library. We wrangled with library metadata all day, seeking new modes of engagement with unwieldy media collections integrated […]

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Matthew Battles joins metaLAB as new Digital Projects Producer and Editor

We are extremely pleased to announce that Matthew Battles will be joining the metaLAB team as of the beginning of 2012 as our new Digital Projects Producer and Editor. Matthew writes about language, culture, technology, and natural history for a variety of publications in print and online, and is the author of Library: An Unquiet […]

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extraMUROS in-progress demo

This is a video we made to capture our progress on the Harvard Library Lab project extraMUROS.

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