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A New Year in Cracking Eggs & Lighting Bulbs

I entered a whole new academic world as a Student Innovation Fellow last year. Something that separates my work here from anything else I have done is that there was always a different feeling of gratification when I finished a task. The work my fellow fellows and I...

SIF Program & GSU Humanities Programs Receive National Grant

GSU’s Student Innovation Fellowship program and the departments of English and History have just been awarded a Next Generation Humanities PhD grant from the NEH designed to transform the culture of graduate education in the humanities and substantially broaden the...

Geo-tagging Atlanta

As part of our efforts to map historic Atlanta, SIF fellows have been geo-tagging a collection of glass plate negative photographs from the 1920's. These beautiful images provide rare glimpses into the area around the Five Points Metro Station, and are particularly...

3D-Atlanta

Georgia State University sits atop what was once the hub of Atlanta's African American red-light district, a rich assemblage of blues and rag-time clubs, and the old city jail. Today, Student Innovation Fellows are working to recreate this lost piece of Atlanta's...

The Politics of Virtual Representation

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks for me, with lots of travel. The big journey was a dissertation related conference in France, where I had the good fortune to spend three days in the company of a large number of folks interested in the relationship between...

Being responsive to the needs of URM students

Recent research has shown that having greater diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, ability, and thought greatly improves the output of ideas in workplace and educational environments. (Incidentally, diversity of thought often comes naturally after ensuring...

Infographic Resume

I have been on the job market since September. The academic job market takes just short of forever, and is a HUGE commitment. As a result, I have become curious about other job markets and how they work. I essentially know exactly nothing about how to get a job...

Geo-tagging Underground Atlanta

As part of our efforts to map historic Atlanta, SIF fellows have geo-tagged a GSU Library/Atlanta-Fulton Central Library collection of glass plate negative photographs from the 1920s. These beautiful images provide rare glimpses into the area around the Five Points...

Recreating Atlanta of the 1920’s part 2

Being immersed in Atlanta's downtown history is one of the biggest perks that Georgia State University's location offers students and faculty. One of the newest projects I have been working on takes advantage of this unique opportunity. The project uses Georgia State...

Recreating Atlanta of 1920’s part 1

Last month has been exciting for me as I was exploring and learning new things like working on Photoshop and I also ended up making my first video tutorial. Glass Plate Negative Geotagging – Photo Stitching Project: Below is an image of the map with all the geotagged...

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