The “Nicolay copy” of the Gettysburg Address

[Cross-posted from] Launch the Exhibit This is a project that I’ve been hacking away at for some time, but only found the time (and motivation) to get it polished up and out the door over the weekend – a digital edition of the “Nicolay copy” of the Gettysburg Address, with each of the ~250…. Continue reading “The “Nicolay copy” of the Gettysburg Address”.

Neatline release-apalooza: Neatline 2.2.0, Neatscape, Astrolabe

Today we’re excited to announce the release of Neatline 2.2.0! This is a big update that ships out a cluster of features and fixes that address a couple of rough spots identified by users over the course of the last couple months. 2.2.0 focuses on improvements in two areas – first, we’ve overhauled the workflows…. Continue reading “Neatline release-apalooza: Neatline 2.2.0, Neatscape, Astrolabe”.

Neighborhoods of San Francisco

[Cross-posted from] View the Exhibit Built on the Stamen Toner layer. Back in October, about a month after moving from Scholars’ Lab HQ in Virginia out to Menlo Park (my partner started a PhD program at Stanford), I drove up the peninsula to San Francisco on a Saturday morning and set out on a…. Continue reading “Neighborhoods of San Francisco”.

NITLE Presentation on Geotemporal Storytelling with Neatline

About this time last year, David McClure and I had a great conversation with the folks from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) about geotemporal storytelling with Neatline. We had lots of great questions and comments from the audience, too. Video for the talk is now available on NITLE’s YouTube channel:

“The Song of Wandering Aengus,” Neatline, and negotiation with the machine

[Cross-posted from] Click here to view the exhibit. One last little experiment with Neatline-powered interactive typesettings – this time with the ending of Yeats’ endlessly recitable “The Song of Wandering Aengus,” which, like many great poems, seems to somehow signify the entire world and nothing really in particular. I chose to use just the…. Continue reading ““The Song of Wandering Aengus,” Neatline, and negotiation with the machine”.

More fun with interactive typesetting: “A Coat,” by Yeats

[Cross-posted from] Click here to view the exhibit. After spending the weekend tinkering around with an interactive typesetting of a couplet from Macbeth that tried to model reading as a process of zooming downward towards the end of the phrase, I became curious about experimenting with the opposite analogy – reading as an upward…. Continue reading “More fun with interactive typesetting: “A Coat,” by Yeats”.

Experimental typesetting with Neatline and Shakespeare

[Cross-posted from] Click here to view the exhibit. I’ve always been fascinated by the geometric structure of text – the fact that literature is encoded as physical, space-occupying symbols that can be described, measured, and manipulated just like any other two-dimensional shapes. There’s something counter-intuitive about this. When I look at a letter or…. Continue reading “Experimental typesetting with Neatline and Shakespeare”.

Neatline 2.1.0

We’re pleased to announce the release of Neatline 2.1.0! This is a fairly large maintenance release that adds new features, patches up some minor bugs, and ships some improvements to the UI in the editing environment. Some of the highlights: A “fullscreen” mode (re-added from the 1.x releases), which makes it possible to link to…. Continue reading “Neatline 2.1.0”.

Displaying Recent Neatline Exhibits on your Omeka Home Page

The charismatic Alex Gil submitted a feature request to Neatline asking to be able to browse Neatline exhibits on your Omeka home page. Turns out you can already specify which page you want as your home page in Omeka 2.0, so that helped with Alex’s original query. But as we discussed the issue, Alex also…. Continue reading “Displaying Recent Neatline Exhibits on your Omeka Home Page”.

Announcing Neatline 2.0.2!

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of Neatline 2.0.2! This is a maintenance release that adds a couple of minor features and fixes some bugs we’ve rooted up in the last few weeks: Fixes a bug that was causing item-import queries to fail when certain combinations of other plugins were installed alongside Neatline (thanks…. Continue reading “Announcing Neatline 2.0.2!”.