Being immersed in so many interesting projects, I haven’t spent as much time online as I used to. So this is a brief recap of some exciting events in the past few months to share.
Virtual Tour of John Ashbery’s Home
After several years of design, development, and production, the Yale Digital Humanities Laboratory in collaboration with Ashbery biographer Karin Roffman launched the virtual tour of John Ashbery’s home on February 5, 2019. I had the honor and pleasure of serving as the UX Designer on the project, helping to shape the aesthetics and visual design of the experience and even voicing readings of selected poems. It was a team effort to integrate the detailed 360° views of the home and collections, beautifully captured by VRHabitat, into a robust web environment provided by the Yale ITS web development team in a way that highlights Karin Roffman’s unparalleled scholarship on this legendary poet’s life and artistic work.
Center for Book Arts Exhibition & Yale Acquisition
Last fall, selected works from Silent Anatomies were displayed alongside new works at the Center for Book Arts in a Featured Artist Project show titled Monica Ong: Celestial Bodies, curated by Alexander Campos. It was a lovely place for some of the poetry installations to conclude their many years touring in exhibitions, as they were then acquired into the permanent collection of the Yale Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the beginning of this year. I also shared recent experiments in poetry and astronomy and enjoyed meeting folks who share a love of poetry, book arts, and sciences.
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