I am a graduate student in English (PhD, 2019) and Computer Science (MS, 2018) at Yale University. This site contains my blog and live drafts of my current research projects. As a literary historian, I study how "practical education" and mass-produced media shaped each other in the early nineteenth century. Within computer science, I'm interested in techniques for extracting and clustering historical book illustrations. I am the course manager for CPSC 201 and I try to stay active with functional programming and at the intersection of signal processing and art.
Feel free to write me at firstname dot lastname at yale dot edu. I am interested in the conversations and accountability that may arise from making all my research public in real time. This is what I look like (click for full size image).
Attempts to port some Python glitch art projects to the web (using React). Prototype of Yale DH Lab project for book illustration collation (developed by Performant Software).
- The Apparatus and the Cut: Educational Theory (education reform, Pestalozzi, Lancastrian system) [pdf, docx]
- The Apparatus and the Cut: Glossary of Terms (engraving, printing, scientific instruments, technical terminology) [pdf, docx]
- The Apparatus and the Cut: Introduction (children's literature, history of science, book history, education) [pdf, docx]
- The Apparatus and the Cut: People (biography, social networks) [pdf, docx]
- The Apparatus and the Cut: Publications (magazines, children's literature, book history) [pdf, docx]
- The Magazine Point of View (Thomas Bewick, wood engraving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, magazine editing, visual culture, popular science) [pdf, docx]
- Was Peter Parley Disabled? Part 1: The Geography of Disability () [pdf, docx]
- Gallery of Reuse in Penny Magazines () [pdf, docx]
- Page Features and Segmentation Update (09 Feb 2018)
- Project Euler Update (17 Jan 2018)
- Discovering Duplicate Books with illustra-ligner (20 Jul 2017)
- Modular Exponents in Racket (08 Jul 2017)
- Site Revamp (24 Jun 2017)
- Learning from Teaching Evaluations 2 (24 Jan 2016)
- Ramsey Theorey Proof (26 Dec 2015)
- Computer Music Drum Machine (13 Nov 2015)
- Combinatorics Workflow (16 Sep 2015)
- Teaching with Quines (17 Mar 2015)
- Learning from Teaching Evaluations 1 (13 Mar 2015)