Jasmine Mulliken, from Stanford University Press, who participated in the “Documenting Born Digital Media” course that Ryan House and I taught last week at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, has written a wonderful essay, entitled “Sustainable Design for the Digital Age,” about her experience in the course. The essay highlights the effectiveness of the Pathfinders methodology Stuart Moulthrop and I developed for preserving born digital literature and makes the case (that Stuart & have done in many places) that it extends beyond literature to games, interactive environments, apps, and such. Here is the link to her essay.
The project that her group worked on was the documentation of Stanford University Press’s first publication under the Mellon initiative, entitled “Enchanting the Desert.” Here is a link to her group’s output: a media rich, open-source book built on the Scalar platform developed in less than a week of the course. This is a huge achievement created in such a short period of time.
Here is a link to all of the documentation projects from the course, all of which includes the application of Pathfinders methodology.