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: Visualizing the Mechanics of 19C Children's Literature (Children's Literature, History of Science, Book History, Education) [pdf, docx]
- Babes and Mr. Wood: Print and Prison Technology in New York (Samuel S. Wood, African Free Schools, Society of Friends, Juvenile detention) [pdf, docx]
- Edgeworthstown, USA: Colonial models for practical education (Maria Edgeworth, Colonialism, Education, Reception studies) [pdf, docx]
- How Jacob Abbott Made the Story Books and Why it Matters (Printing technology, Children's literature, Diagrams, Harper & Brothers) [pdf, docx]
- Legs in Need of Chairs: Compensatory Travel at Mid-Century (Peter Parley, Jacob Abbott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Disability studies) [pdf, docx]
- Transcendentalists Counting Beans: Elizabeth Peabody's Early Arithmetic (Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Transcendentalism, Math education, Warren Colburn, Industrialism) [pdf, docx]
- Finding pan-digital products with Racket (01 Aug 2017)
- 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)