The open-source, multimedia book created in Scalar that we are making for Pathfinders is almost ready. It will be comprised of 102 videos of authors’ and reader’s traversals and interviews + commentary by Stuart and me for each work + images and documentation about each work. So much credit goes to my research assistant Madeleine Brookman, who edited a lot of the video, uploaded them all to Vimeo and then arranged them in the Scalar structure that Stuart and I produced. It was a very pleasant shock to realize yesterday that we are so close to completing this first phase of Pathfinders.
I am also pleased to announce that Madeleine has been invited to talk about her research with Pathfinders at the 2015 Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at WSU Pullman at the end of March. This is a highly competitive event and one that results in prizes for the best projects. Needless to say, I am very proud of her. Madeleine is a recipient of a 2014 Auvil Scholars Fellowship and has applied for the 2015 fellowship as well. Her work on Pathfinders shows that she is very adept at independent research.
Finally, Pathfinders has been featured in the university’s Research Now! publication. Here is a link to the article.