Category: Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

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Calculating the Politics of Aesthetics

Project Name: Calculating the Politics of Aesthetics Grantee: Alex Wermer-Colan Discipline: English Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project Calculating the Politics of Aesthetics uses digital humanities tools, from sentiment analysis to topic modeling, to study the reception of literary and cinematic works of art. The project’s primary purpose is to gather empirical evidence to support or …

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Clinical Research Tools for Rapid Assessment of Cochlear Health

Project Name: Clinical Research Tools for Rapid Assessment of Cochlear Health Grantee: Joshua J. Hajicek Discipline: Hearing Science Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project Abstract: Individuals with normal hearing produce sounds from their ears. The ear has three main parts, the outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. These sounds, called otoacoustic emissions (OAEs), are produced by …

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Genoa: A Telling of Wonders, Annotated Edition

Project Name: Genoa: A Telling of Wonders, Annotated Edition Grantee: Tayt Harlin Discipline: English Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project The project is a digitally annotated version of Paul Metcalf’s Genoa, a novel comprised largely of clips from disparate sources, including Herman Melville’s novels, Christopher Columbus’s diary, and L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics. I have archived Metcalf’s …

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Mapping Global Trafficking

Project Name: Mapping Global Trafficking Grantee: Daria Vaisman Discipline: Criminal Justice Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project Global trafficking has expanded dramatically over the past decade. Revenues from these illicit networks are estimated to generate over $2.1 trillion annually, yet less than one percent of global illicit financial flows are thought to be seized or reported. …

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The Writing Studies Tree

Project Name: The Writing Studies Tree Grantee: Benjamin Miller and Amanda Licastro Discipline: English Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project Disciplinary dynamics are essential to understand because they influence the many ways we signal the value of academic work, including admissions, hiring, tenure, and promotion. The Writing Studies Tree – an online, open-access, interactive database of …

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Narratives of Displacement: A Digital Storytelling Project

Project Name: Narratives of Displacement: A Digital Storytelling Project  Grantee: Manissa Maharawal Discipline: Anthropology Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AMP) is a data visualization, data analysis, and digital storytelling collective housed by the San Francisco Tenants Union. AMP creates quantitative and qualitative work that makes visible both the effects and causes …

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Six Degrees of Occupation

Project Name: Six Degrees of Occupation Grantee: Eric A. Knudsen Discipline: Psychology Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project In recent years, talk of a “skills gap” in the United States’ workforce has become a point of contentious debate with many disputed explanations. One less frequently considered possibility is misplaced skill: cases in which people possess skills …

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The Linguist’s Kitchen

  Project Name: The Linguist’s Kitchen Grantee: Ian Phillips Discipline: Linguistics Funding Cycle: 2014-2015 Project Status: In progress About the Project The goal of this project is to develop and implement The Linguist’s Kitchen—a web-based application designed to aid beginning linguistics students in learning core linguistic principles and practices through guided analyses of languages spoken in the home and community. …

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Community IT Centers and Organizing Women Workers in Gujarat, India

Project Name: Community IT Centers and Organizing Women Workers in Gujarat, India Grantee: Natascia Boeri Discipline: Sociology Funding Cycle: 2013-2014 Project Status: In progress About The Project This project will expand community IT centers developed by the Self-Employed  Women’s Association (SEWA). SEWA is a labor union for women in the informal economy based in Gujarat, India. Its community IT center program was developed …

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Educational Policies and New York City Latinos in the Current Racial Political Economy

Project Name: Educational Policies and New York City Latinos in the Current Racial Political Economy Grantee: Edwin Mayorga Discipline: Urban Education Funding Cycle: 2013-2014 Project Status: In progress About The Project Educational Policies and New York City Latinos in the Current Racial Political Economy is a digitally mediated, racio-economic analysis of urban restructuring, education reform and related implications for Latinos in …

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