Lauren is a member of the class of 2016 from New York City. She is majoring in English and minoring in Theatre and is also interested in French, Music, and History. She joined the DHi as a sophomore and hopes to take what she has learned working in digital media into a career in film production.
Alex is in the class of 2017 at Hamilton College. His interdisciplinary major (Technology & Society) explores how technology and society shape each other. He joined the DHi during his sophomore year and has worked on various DHi projects. Through his work with the DHi, Alex is hoping to gain new perspectives on how digital technology and user experience intersect.
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.
Allie Goodman is a member of the class of 2015 from New York City. She is majoring in American Studies with a minor in Sociology and Cinema and New Media. As an intern with the Digital Humanities Initiative Allie is working with Dr. Nieves on the Soweto Historical GIS (SHGIS) Project, mostly as a research intern. She is exited to continue learning much more about Digital Humanities, DHi's developing role in academic fields, and contribute to the efforts to incorporate Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship in academia. She is thankful for being able to participate in the initiative!
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 currently works with Dr. Angel Nieves and Greg Lord on DHi's 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.
Dima Kaigorodov is a member of the class of 2016 from Chisinau, Moldova. His current academic interests include Economics, World Politics and Cinema and New Media Studies. He is currently working on the Refugee Project as a videographer, video editor and creative consultant. While working on this project he hopes to polish his filming and editing skills and learn more about the use of video in the Digital Humanities world.
Kaitie is a rising junior, and is a double major in Mathematics and Art. She is originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts, and is working as a videographer and video editor at the DHi. Through her experiences at the DHi, she hopes to combine her passions of art and mathematics using the multitude of resources and opportunities that digital media has to offer. In her spare time, she can always be found at the barn or in a practice room, as riding for the Hamilton Equestrian Team and playing violin in the Hamilton College Orchestra are her other two loves- next to learning, of course!
Isla Ng is in the class of 2016 at Hamilton College and is originally from New York City. She started working for DHi as a freshman, helping her advisor Dr. Angel Nieves with research on South Africa. Isla is a prospective philosophy major and is also interested in Women’s Studies, American Studies and Creative Writing. Looking forward, by working at DHi Isla hopes to gain insight into the future of communications, and to learn ways of making creative thought sustainable in the modern technological world.
Lainie Smith is a sophomore at Hamilton College. She is originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is concentrating in Creative Writing and minoring in Religious Studies. As an intern with the Digital Humanities Initiative, she is working with Professor Abhishek Amar on his “Sacred Centers” project. By working with DHi, Lainie hopes to hone her skills in communications and research and apply her knowledge of innovative digital technology to represent creative ideas.Hamilton News http://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/smith-16-studies-the-practice-of-meditation
Tsion Tesfaye is a member of Class of 2016 from Holeta, Ethiopia. During her first year at Hamilton, Tesfaye worked closely with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, particularly with The Newcomer Classroom. By working with The Refugee Project, she hopes to learn more about the lives of immigrants in the Utica area and expand her interest in academia. Tesfaye plans to pursue a Math and/or Physics major.
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.
Laura is a member of the class of 2018 and plans to major in Creative Writing with a minor in Art. She works for the Literature and Creative Writing department and joined DHi as a sophomore. Currently, she assists Professor Doran Larson with organizational research and essay transcriptions.
Kevin Xiao is a Computer Science major (and Economics minor) at Hamilton College. He got involved with the Digital Humanities initiative during the second semester of his Junior year while attending "Introduction to Digital Humanities" taught by Prof. Nieves. He currently assists Greg Lord with DHi's 3D modeling and virtual environment projects, including Blender and Unity-related tasks.