“We have to meet the computer halfway”

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Stephen MacNeil] I’ve spent most of my time this term helping conceptualize and design interfaces for NewRadial, but within the last few weeks I shifted gears somewhat in the development process. Fundamentally, NewRadial requires a source document to work with which is ideally in XML format. Surprisingly, to me at least, there are […]

The most basic form of prose within the NewRadial interface

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Stephen MacNeil] In recent blogs I talked through some of the ideas surrounding methods for presenting various textual genres within the NewRadial user interface. In breaking down components of the text into the most basic forms, the NewRadial team came up with various fundamental levels based on the standards that already exist amongst […]

NewRadial as Map

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Stephen MacNeil] As we consider the different ways in which NewRadial will work with text the question that the NewRadial team has to keep asking ourselves is “in what ways could NewRadial serve as a meaningful alternative to traditional scholarly editions?” Going forward, it’s important that I consistently remind myself that we require […]

Using NewRadial with Literary Texts: The Case of Hamlet

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Stephen MacNeil] In working toward determining an effective means that NewRadial can be expanded to work with literary texts I have decided to start with a single literary text, and if it works out then use that model and apply it to other texts. The text I have chosen is William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. […]

Update on NewRadial

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Stephen MacNeil] Currently I am trying to aid the NewRadial team in figuring out the most effective and efficient way of displaying databases of printed text  within NewRadial’s visual field. NewRadial already has a proven ability to work effectively  with images, but writing presents an entirely different set of challenges. For instance, NewRadial’s […]

INKE articles in Scholarly and Research Communication

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Blog, Projects

INKE articles have been published in the journal Scholarly and Research Communication, a peer-reviewed and Open Access journal that publishes “original contributions to the understanding of production, dissemination, and usage of knowledge.”  Issues 1 and 2 of Voume 3 can be found here and here.  More issues associated with INKE are set to come out […]

Call for Submissions to ArchBook

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Blog, Projects, Textual Studies

Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) is the name of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) major collaborative research initiative investigating how best to design and implement new digital information environments to fit the needs of their users.  Through research on the history and the future of the book, the way that […]

Workflow Interface for the Editorial Process

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Projects

The ID team is producing a Flash-based interface that will describe the workflow that is typically involved in editorial process management. In doing so, we are building off previous work regarding structured surfaces, which provide extra layers of meaning to graphs and other representations of data. By applying the concept of structured surfaces to the […]


Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Projects

The Textual Studies INKE group has a project blog detailing their work on ArchBook. ArchBook is a freely available reference resource that illustrates and describes various textual features. ArchBook is currently soliciting entries for publication, and has posted some guidelines for those interested in contributing articles.

The Paper Drill

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Projects

This project focuses on a prototype for “chaining” (Ellis and Oldman 2005). Chaining 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.

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