This project focuses on a prototype for “chaining” (Ellis and Oldman 2005), which is the process of beginning with an exemplary article, then finding the articles that it cites, the articles they cite, and so on until the reader begins to get a feel for the terrain.
A dynamic table of contents for an electronic book can provide the reader with additional opportunities for action (affordances) that are not provided by print. We have therefore been re-conceptualizing the table of contents as a new kind of tool for online use, in association with XMLencoded literary material.
In this project, we propose to extend the usefulness of a structured surface for information visualization, by creating user-generated structured surfaces that can be controlled in an interactive manner.
A number of ID members attended Digital Humanities 2011, held at Stanford University from June 19th to the 22nd. They presented a panel called “The Interface of the Collection.” Continue reading