Clara Cho is a member of the class of 2020 from Summit, New Jersey. She plans to be a history major, and loves playing ultimate frisbee with the Hamilton Hot Saucers team. She joined DHi as a freshman, and is currently working with the American Prison Writing Archive. Clara is hoping to further develop her organizational skills, and to learn more about the digital humanities as a whole. In her downtime, Clara enjoys reading, baking, and running.
Nathaniel Colburn '18 is a creative writing major and computer science minor from Laguna Beach, California. He is excited to begin exploring the infinity of uses for interactive media, especially video games, starting with the Soweto Historical GIS Project. He will learn the technical skills to bring such projects to fruition and aims to become an adept at 3D modeling, coding, and other nuts and bolts. For fun, he surfs (assuming there is an ocean nearby), reads, and games.
Samantha is a member of the class of 2018 from Summit, New Jersey. She is majoring in Cinema and Media Studies and Creative Writing. She joined the DHi as a sophomore and is currently working on the Soweto project, mapping a timeline of the Mandela House. She hopes to learn more of the technical skills necessary to pursue her passion for storytelling through the Soweto project and through future work on the Biko and NOLA projects.
Jessie is a member of the class of 2019 and is a Literature major. She is from Kinnelon, New Jersey, and is currently working with Professor Serrano as a student research intern at the DHi on the Guaman Poma Arresting Images Project. This project focuses on an analysis of the relationship between the text and the images in Guaman Poma's book Nueva corónica y buen gobierno. As a student of Spanish, Jessie is particularly excited to study the text of this book, which focuses on the impact of colonization on the Incan and Andean way of life. In her free time, Jessie can be found playing her French horn or the piano, or dancing at the ballet studio.
Matt Goon is a member of the class of 2018 from New Jersey. He is a Computer Science major with interests in many other disciplines including Anthropology, Cinema and New Media Studies, Digital Arts, Economics, and History. He works with Dr. Angel Nieves, Janet Simons, and Greg Lord on all of DHi's technical needs such as student/intern assistance, web development, interactive media, 3D modeling, and virtual environment projects (including Blender and Unity-related tasks). He hopes to apply many of the skills practiced and acquired at DHi to life after college.
Jack Hay is a member of the class of 2019 from Essex, Massachusetts. Jack is a Computer Science major and is working with Dr. Nieves on the Soweto project. He has experience in the field of computer-aided design and architecture as well as coding. His work includes the modeling of houses in ArchiCAD. Jack hopes to work as a software engineer after his time at Hamilton.
Hannah is a member of the class of 2019 from a tiny town in Southwest Iowa. Since the spring of her sophomore year, she has been the Office Manager at the DHi, helping to keep everyone organized and running smoothly. At Hamilton, she is a Creative Writing major and History and Theatre minor. She is fascinated by all types of storytelling, particularly those that use interactive media and emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality.
Baillie Riggs is a member of the class of 2020 at Hamilton College who hopes to double major in Chinese and Religious Studies. She joined the DHi the second semester of her freshman year. She currently assists Professor Bartle on the Refugee Project, gathering interviews and information on refugees in the nearby city of Utica. She hopes to be able to apply what she learns at the DHi to further her knowledge of technology and apply it to life after college.
Will is a member of the Class of 2018, from Concord, Massachusetts. He is a History major, and started work for the DHi in the spring of his junior year. He is currently working on Voices from the Water’s Edge, and has been learning technical video and audio recording skills to apply to the project. Through his work with the DHi, he plans to gain valuable knowledge about video recording, in hopes of using them in other projects.
Lindsey is a member of the class of 2020 from Houston, Texas. She will most likely be majoring in philosophy or government. She is currently working with Professor Nhora Serrano in her project: Arresting Andean Images: Guaman Poma & Visual Editorialization. She hopes to take this experience to learn new skills, especially in the analysis of images and 2D and 3D models—which she has never done before. Lindsey’s favorite things to do are taking naps, hiking, going to the beach, and reading!
Talia Vaughan is a member of the class of 2018 from Madison, New Hampshire. She is a Religious Studies major with other interests in Anthropology and History. She started her work with the Digital Humanities Initiative in her sophomore year, working first on the NOLA project, transcribing oral histories for use in the collection. She is currently working with Dr. Nieves on the Soweto Project, completing projects such as a timeline of the Mandela family home, mapping of mine hostels surrounding Johannesburg, South Africa, and beginning work on digitizing and preserving artifacts from Soweto. Through her work with the DHi, Talia is hoping to improve her technology skills in order to explore the possibility of documenting and preserving the voices and concerns of minority groups and individuals.
Madelyn Weller is a member of the Class of 2018 from St. Louis, MO. She is a Creative Writing major, with a focus on prose and alternate forms of storytelling. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, and geology. Working with Greg Lord, she has been focused on 3D modeling for virtual reality environments. She hopes to be able to continue experimenting with types of storytelling through virtual reality after graduation.