The Projector

Amusements & Useful Devices from K. A. Wisniewski

Required Readings Visualized: Early American Word Clouds

In the previous post, I shared a list of free, online word cloud generators.  In this post, I offer a couple of examples of word clouds put to use!  This … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Free Books, Open Libraries: 15 Resources for Everyone

Many of my upper-division courses focus on the same general set of questions:  How does digital media disrupt “conventional” structures?  Structures here range from thought processes and reading and researching … Continue reading

February 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Every Season’s Greetings: The Importance of “Green” Spaces for the Older Adult

This post originally appeared on The Upside to Aging on January 22, 2019.  I am grateful to the editor, Molly Wisniewski, for permissions to republish here.  Please click here to … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

James Rivington, American Printer

James Rivington (1724-1802) was an English-born printer/publisher and journalist in New York City during the American Revolution. Prior to the revolution, he was one of the most popular and widely … Continue reading

February 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

LIVE: Textshop 4 … From Digital to Print

I am happy to announce the release of Textshop Experiments’  Volume 4: From Digital to Print. Contents 100 Questions About Writing And The Future by Jimmy Butts Printed Animals by … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 is for TEXTSHOP

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January 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

365

A few days ago, on New Year’s Eve, I completed my #365DayChallenge of posting one image a day on Instagram.  So, for now, I’m taking a little break from social … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

16 Weeks with Bob Dylan

Colleges are like old-age homes; except for the fact that more people die in colleges. For me, the environment to write the song is extremely important. The environment has to … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reading as Art: A Micro-Review

Reading as Art Simon Morris, editor. York: Information as Material, 2016. http://www.informationasmaterial.org/portfolio/reading-as-art/ In my own ongoing research investigations of reading publishing as arts practice, I came across this title last … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 3

Finally, I’ve come to the last part of this series on student projects…in retrospect, I now wish I’ve created a separate website to host or curate all of these projects.  … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series on student projects from this past semester.  The last post featured videos of place-based historical studies.  This post shares some images from a … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Student Projects from Spring ’17, Part 1

For the next few posts, I wanted to share something a little different: samples of student work produced this past spring.  I’ve been teaching American History courses for the past … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Summer Work 2017 — The Road Ahead

Well, another semester has finally come to an end, which typically means a new transition–a new type of busy season–is about to begin.  I can’t believe I haven’t formally posted … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book/Marks: The Digital Humanities Meets the Public Humanities

In one of my last posts, I shared a few videos on the Gutenberg press and letterpress printing for a class that’s now underway.  I like this approach of sharing … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Multi-modal Pedagogy & Word Cloud Silhouettes

For the past four years, I have tried to incorporate a digital or multi-modal project in every course I teach. Since not all students are English or History majors, my … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bon Anniv, Roland Barthes!

How should we best celebrate the 100th birthday of French critic Roland Barthes (1915-1980)? How do we read the man who read anything as text?  I was first dawn to … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renaming the Streets of Paris

My courses often integrate contemporary news stories and topics in memorialization and public culture.  With a chapter in my dissertation focused on hoaxes and after my recent post of selecting … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment