The Humanities Are Going Digital & Spatial

Mapping the Salem Witch Trials Benjamin Ray, the director of the Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive at the University of Virginia, wondered why witchcraft charges spread so rapidly and widely in 1692, affecting 156 people — 15 times more than in any other incident — across 25 communities in Essex County, Mass. When Click to Read More

Geovisualization, Crowdsourcing & Interactive Crisis Mapping

Ushahidi is one of several new nonprofits  specializing in developing free and open source software for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping, providing tools for communities to crowdsource real-time information using SMS, email, Twitter and the web.  Actively engaged in responses to everything from the Haitian earthquake to the Kenyan Click to Read More