Project Description: I propose a public-facing website that educates the broader public and facilitates the use of a controlled vocabulary by scholars, makers, and community users of artists’ books. The website, database, visual exemplars, and index will aid in the discoverability of artists’ books from entry-level (what is an artists’ book?) to advanced level (What artists’ books have employed wire-edged Platonic solids?). The site will provide information on artists’ books, directives for using the index to ascertain the appropriate vocabulary for further research, and invite the public to submit commonly used terms that will enhance discoverability. I will develop the databases’ recommended vocabulary in concert with the cataloguers involved in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) Book Arts Special Interest Group (SIG), and include illustrated photographs of various structures.
Project Description: The “Negative Space” project aims to develop a framework for distinguishing historical illustration processes in preparation for machine learning. The system for automating the identification of relief, intaglio, and planographic techniques will integrate a corpus of high-resolution photographs and 3D scans of historical woodblocks. The project will culminate in an exhibition of broadsides and a letterpress-printed artist’s book exploring period equipment from printing houses, museums, and research collections around the world, depicted using the same processes investigated in the grant.
Project Description: Resonance map (working title) is an interdisciplinary project that interweaves data collection, inclusive education, and performance. The project speaks to environmental issues and diaspora communities in Salt Lake City, and how they connect to the potentiality of Digital Matters as an incubator.
As a Digital Matters Fellow, I plan to use digital microcontrollers to collect data on temperature, humidity, and air quality, which will be translated into a score for performance. This is to heighten our sense of the immediate environment and to sonify aspects of our surroundings that are imperceivable to the human ear.