Monthly Archives: July 2014

Building an Interactive Ruskin

Someday in the future, engineers may be able to create a fully interactive John Ruskin audioanimatronic that walks, talks, and thinks exactly like Ruskin. Then he can tell us what we don’t understand about art, how badly we behave as tourists, … Continue reading

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Writing a Digital Dissertation Companion

There has been a lot of talk lately about the viability and best practices of writing a digital dissertation. One notable example is Amanda Visconti, who, among others, has an interesting, dynamic project as well as the skills to build it into … Continue reading

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Collecting Isabella Stewart Gardner

Isabella Stewart Gardner was a consummate collector of photographs, books, priceless works of art, and famous friends. Henry James loosely (and not entirely favorably) based at least a couple of characters on her. John Singer Sargent painted her, so did Anders … Continue reading

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