Digital Projects

Tweets of a Native Son

A website featuring data visualizations about James Baldwin’s 21st-century digital afterlives that can be explored by students, fans, and scholars: #BlackLivesMatter tweets, popular YouTube videos, library circulation data, and more.

Link: http://tweetsofanativeson.com/

Sample Social Network Datasets For Teaching With Gephi (and Other Tools Like It)

Network datasets include: characters in the Game of Thrones universe; modernist authors who published together in journals; characters in the Marvel Universe; seventeenth-century Quakers; books about U.S. politics that were co-purchased around the 2004 presidential election; and people in TrumpWorld. A sample Gephi project created with the Game of Thrones network data can be viewed and explored as an interactive web network here.

Link: https://github.com/melaniewalsh/sample-social-network-datasets

Mapping the Birth (and Death) Places of Nobel Laureates.

Geospatial dataset for the birth and death places of Nobel Prize Winners from 1901-2017. Find the dataset; a sample QGIS/Leaflet project; and a sample Google Maps project.

Link: https://github.com/melaniewalsh/geospatial-lab

Lil’ Microfiction Generator

A React application that tells randomly-generated stories about Academia 📚, Hollywood ⭐, and the NBA 🏀.

Link: https://melaniewalsh.github.io/lil-microfiction-generator/

Twitter Bots

@SoSweetBot

A Twitter bot collaboration with John Ladd that retweets parodies of William Carlos Williams’s 1934 poem “This Is Just to Say.”

Link: https://twitter.com/sosweetbot

@TweetsNativeSon

A Twitter bot that retweets mentions of “James Baldwin.”

Link: https://twitter.com/tweetsnativeson

@SongofKanye Bot

A Twitter bot that tweets Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” from Kanye West’s perspective, line-by-line, twice every day.

Link: https://twitter.com/SongOfKanye

@SignBunnyBot

A Twitter bot that retweets #HistorianSignBunny memes.

Link: https://twitter.com/signbunnybot