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  • New Media and American Literature

    Curtis Marez, Jeffrey Shandler, Steve Anderson and Jentery Sayers

    Special issue of American Literature which includes four essays authored in Scalar.

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  • Hearing the ‘Music of the Hemispheres’

    Erin B. Mee

    A multimodal article examining the concert as an aural rendering of acts of spectatorship.

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  • Growing Apart: A Political History of American Inequality

    Colin Gordon

    An examination of inequality in modern America.

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  • Exhibitions Close Up—Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

    Sheryl E. Reiss

    A virtual experience of the exhibition, Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

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  • D|N|A: Seven Interactive Essays on Nonlinear Storytelling

    Matt Soar and Monika Gagnon

    Brings together seven ‘essays’ by nine thinkers and artists to explore the emergent medium of nonlinear digital storytelling.

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  • “Publishing The Art Bulletin: Past, Present, and Future”

    Thelma K. Thomas

    A celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the first issue of The Art Bulletin.

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  • The Nature of Dreams

    Seth Rogoff

    This book collects and analyzes over 150 media files in a lively exploration of dream-like moments in literature, film, visual art, and music.

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  • The Nicest Kids in Town

    Matthew F. Delmont

    The history of American Bandstand re-examined, with direct access to archival video.

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  • Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth Estate

    Virginia Kuhn

    Scalar enables the careful, sustained analysis of film and video clips in an article that explores the meaning and value of such analysis.

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  • We Are All Children of Algeria: Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011

    Nicholas Mirzoeff

    Nicholas Mirzoeff explores uses Scalar and the metaphor of the march to experiment with rhetorical structures.

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  • Pathfinders

    Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop

    Pathfinders: Documenting the Experience of Early Digital Literature

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  • Performing Archive: Edward S. Curtis + ‘the vanishing race

    Amy Borsuk, Beatrice Schuster, David J. Kim, Heather Blackmore, Jacqueline Wernimont, and Ulia Gosart

    A meta-archive and collection of essays on the ethnographic and photographic work of Edward S. Curtis.

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Custom Design

  • Freedom’s Ring

    Direction and Art by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A multimedia exploration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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  • The Knotted Line

    Direction and Painting by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

    A richly interactive visual interface combined with a deep pedagogical resource, both powered by Scalar.

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A selection of projects authored with Scalar.

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Freedom’s Ring Direction and Art by Evan Bissell, Design and Programming by Erik Loyer

A page from The Nicest Kids in Town

Freedom’s Ring, produced by the King Institute at Stanford for the 50th anniversary of King’s Speech, is a Scalar-based, interactive experience of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech which allows users to compare the written and spoken speech, explore multimedia images, listen to movement activists, and uncover historical context.

Freedom’s Ring is a custom-built website which pulls its content from Scalar via the open API but features a front-end designed in HTML5. Pulling content from Scalar’s open API enables the interface to be tailored to the content at hand. The project contains an interactive transcript that highlights differences between the way King’s speech was delivered and how it was originally written. To capture these differences, Scalar was used to annotate every phrase of the speech, following King’s own cadences. Each annotation contains both the spoken and written versions of the phrase (if they differ), plus markup that distinguishes the two for display. Key words in the transcript are linked to questions illuminating the context of the speech, and each question is a Scalar path containing short explications of related topics, with extensive use of video and images to shed additional light on the subject matter.

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The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture was created with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.