What's Jekyll? Jekyll is a static site generator, an open-source tool for creating simple yet powerful websites of all shapes and sizes. From the project’s readme:
Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory […] and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server. This is also the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host your project’s page or blog right here from GitHub.
It’s an immensely useful tool and one we encourage you to use here with Hyde.
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I am a Visiting Fellow with the
Center for Humanities and Information at Pennsylvania State University.
I study the history and philosophy of media technologies, twentieth century American literature, and digital approaches to humanities research. My work is fundamentally about the relationship between our tools, their intellectual histories, and what we imagine those tools to be capable of in daily practice.
My recent book,
(University of Minnesota Press, 2016), explores how science fiction began in the 1910s among a community of tinkerers trying to imagine the future of media technologies through making. It has been reviewed in the The Perversity of Things: Hugo Gernsback on Media, Tinkering, and Scientifiction (James Gleick), New York Review of Books , Leonardo , and Science Fiction Studies , among other places. I have been interviewed about this project for documentary films by Minna Långström, Eric Schockmel, and a television miniseries that will air on AMC titled American Literary History James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.
At Columbia, I was a co-founder of the
Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, and organized a lecture series on the History of Method in the Humanities as well as a conference that put media archaeologists into conversation with “stones and bones” archaeologists, titled Insuetude: Conversations in Technological Discard and Archaeological Recuperation.
Previously, I served on the steering committee of the Princeton
Digital Humanities Initiative, and was project manager on Princeton Prosody Archive, a full-text searchable database of writing on the rhythm, intonation, and utterance of language from 1750-1950, under the direction of Meredith Martin.
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