Rewriting, Relearning: Creative Collaborations in the Digital Humanities (Part 1)" Eight scholars join an experimental writing workshop in the hope of transforming their work and its impact." Directed by Erik Loyer 1 ck-intro dg-intro dl-intro el-intro gs-intro mm-intro ms-intro re-intro sd-intro prelude Caren Kaplan /dev/images/ec/ck-photo.jpg Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Davis, author of [Dead Reckoning](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D11) (Volume 2 Issue 2) and [Precision Targets](http://precisiontargets.com) (post-Vectors project)" David Theo Goldberg /dev/images/ec/dg-photo.jpg Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Professor of Comparative Literature and Anthropology, UC Irvine, author of [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82) (Volume 3 Issue 1)" David Lloyd /dev/images/ec/dl-photo.jpg Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, author of [Mobile Figures](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D54) (Volume 1 Issue 2)" Erik Loyer /dev/images/ec/el-photo.jpg Media artist, user experience designer, *Vectors* co-creative director Greg Smith /dev/images/ec/gs-photo.jpg Toronto-based Editor-in-Chief of HOLO magazine, Contributing Editor at CreativeApplications.Net, author of [Critical Sections](http://vectors.usc.edu/issues/6/criticalsections/) (Volume 3 Issue 2)" Minoo Moallem /dev/images/ec/mm-photo.jpg Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, author of [Nation on the Move](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D83) (Volume 3 Issue 1)" Melanie Swalwell /dev/images/ec/ms-photo.jpg Scholar of digital media arts, cultures, and histories at Flinders University in Australia, author of [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66) (Volume 2 Issue 1)" Rebecca Emigh /dev/images/ec/re-photo.jpg Professor of Sociology and Statistics at UCLA, author of multiple articles, books, and chapters in her specialization of comparative and historical sociology, including [The Unmaking of Markets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D5) (Volume 1 Issue 1)" Sharon Daniel /dev/images/ec/sd-photo.jpg Media artist and scholar who produces interactive and participatory documentaries focused on issues of social, economic, environmental and criminal justice. Author of [Public Secrets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D57) (Volume 2 Issue 2) and [Blood Sugar](http://vectorsjournal.org/issues/6/bloodsugar/) (Volume 3 Issue 2)" D3 F3 A#3 A2 F2 G3 F3 C3 A2 ck-prelude dg-prelude dl-prelude el-prelude gs-prelude mm-prelude ms-prelude re-prelude sd-prelude visuals-prelude navigation-prelude score-prelude “Since this documentary is an an unusual format, I’d like to take a moment to explain the hows and whys.” “‘Rewriting, Relearning’ is a stepwork, meaning it advances in steps.” “Every time you press a key, you advance one step.” “Now, in a stepwork, you can only step forward, not backward.” “Why? Because stepworks are meant to be performed like a piece of music.” “Think of triggering a step like playing a note on a piano, only you don’t know what sound is going to come out.” “In this documentary, most of your steps will trigger someone’s voice.” “Sometimes those voices will start and stop abruptly. Why?” “Because every time I made an edit to an interview, I made a new step.” “That way you can tell where changes have been made to the original source material.” “This piece is best experienced full screen, so if you’re not already seeing it that way,” “use the ‘Maximize’ button below to expand the playback.” “Finally, if you’re interested with experimenting with your own content in this format, you can.” “This entire documentary was assembled using Google Sheets.” “You can use the same techniques to work with your own content. My script was complicated, but you can start simple if you like.” “The [Create](http://step.works/index.php/create) section of the stepworks site contains additional tips on getting started with authoring.” “You’re welcome to publish your own work in this format, and I’d be happy to help—feel free to [get in touch](http://step.works/index.php/contact).” “OK, thanks for reading all this—let’s get started. [ahem]” “In the summer of 2004, a group of scholars gathered in Los Angeles for a week-long writing workshop.” “Each had been chosen to create a project for *Vectors*, an experimental online journal.” “After getting a crash course in digital creativity, each scholar was paired with a designer and an editor to collaborate with for the next six months.” “I was one of *Vectors*’ designers, and got a first hand glimpse of how these intensive collaborations changed the ways these scholars thought and wrote.” “In the spring of 2017, I asked several of them to reflect on their experiences.” “This is just a slice of the story—many projects by other *Vectors* scholars and designers are not represented here.” Rewriting, Relearning (Part 1) piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro piano-intro-end interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle 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sd-part7 visuals-part7 navigation-part7 score-part7 D3 Bb3 D3 Bb3 Gb3 D4 Gb3 D4 Bb3 Gb4 Bb3 Gb4 D4 Bb4 D4 Bb4 Gb4 D5 Gb4 D5 Bb4 Gb5 Bb4 Gb5 D5 Bb5 D5 Bb5 Gb5 C6 Gb5 C6 F5 A5 F5 A5 A5 D5 A5 D5 F5 D5 F5 D5 D5 A4 D5 A4 F4 A4 F4 A4 F4 D4 F4 D4 D4 A3 D4 A3 F3 A3 F3 A3 “I think it just spoke to a longing that I’d had” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-A longing that I'd had.mp3 “for quite a while” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-For quite a while.mp3 “I was just very alienated” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-I was just very alienated.mp3 “from doing so much administrative work at the university” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-From doing so much administrative work.mp3 “and it just seemed like an escape hatch to” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-And it just seemed like an escape hatch to.mp3 “a world I wanted to be more a part of” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-A world I wanted to be more a part of.mp3 “I think my daughter was just a baby” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-I think my daughter was just.mp3 “and I was running a graduate program and teaching full time, and” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-And I was running a graduate program.mp3 “feeling overwhelmed” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-Feeling overwhelmed.mp3 “Everything was pushing me not to do it” /dev/audio/ec/p1/CK-Everything was pushing me not to do it.mp3 “but yes, I knew that collaboration is hard, but also really productive and important” /dev/audio/ec/p2/CK-I knew that collaboration is hard.mp3 “It just feels vital to me” /dev/audio/ec/p2/CK-It just feels vital.mp3 “So I was just looking at the communities that I was embedded in” /dev/audio/ec/p1/GS-So I was just looking at the communities.mp3 .65 “seeing how they’ve done things recently, and then looking at” /dev/audio/ec/p1/GS-Seeing how they'd done things recently.mp3 “the web as this thing where there wasn’t really rules yet” /dev/audio/ec/p1/GS-The web as this thing.mp3 “seemed like a really interesting convergence of theory and practice” /dev/audio/ec/p1/GS-Seemed like a really interesting convergence.mp3 “in artistic contexts it can be a bad thing, it can be presented as bad if an artist isn’t in control of their tech or” /dev/audio/ec/p2/GS-In artistic contexts it can be a bad thing.mp3 “control of every single little facet of the way that they’re making something” /dev/audio/ec/p2/GS-Control of every single little facet.mp3 “the master practitioner who assembles the help but it’s all kind of under a signature person’s name” /dev/audio/ec/p2/GS-The master practitioner.mp3 “So I thought it was really interesting right away to like not have my hands on the means of production with you” /dev/audio/ec/p2/GS-So I thought it was really interesting.mp3 “I felt like maybe” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MM-I felt like maybe.mp3 “could be a space where I can bring” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MM-Could be a space.mp3 “my passion for” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MM-My passion for.mp3 “poetry into conversation” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MM-Poetry into conversation.mp3 “with scholarship” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MM-With scholarship.mp3 “but I think this form of collaboration between two people” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-This form of collaboration between two people.mp3 “who have different sensitivities and have different” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-Who have different sensitivities.mp3 “position in producing knowledge, in producing” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-Position in producing.mp3 “thinking” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-Thinking.mp3 “was really new for me, and that actually” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-Was really new for me.mp3 “I think that was the most powerful influence” /dev/audio/ec/p2/MM-I think that was the most.mp3 “I think it was more an exploratory urge” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-I think it was more an exploratory urge.mp3 “and yeah I suppose just my” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-And yeah I suppose just my.mp3 “own willingness to have a go at” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-Own willingness to have a go.mp3 “things that other people” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-Things that other people.mp3 “steer well clear of” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-Steer well clear of.mp3 “probably for good reason” /dev/audio/ec/p1/MS-Probably for good reason.mp3 “I did have concerns, I was just” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-I did have concerns.mp3 “operating on faith” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Operating on faith.mp3 “even in the collaboration that” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Even in the collaboration.mp3 “we were each bringing to the table” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-We were each bringing.mp3 “our expertise and our skills” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Our expertise and our skills.mp3 “and that” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-And that.mp3 “the whole would be more than the sum of the parts and some magic would hopefully occur along the way” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-The whole would be more.mp3 “When I wrote that proposal I had some idea in the abstract of what I meant” /dev/audio/ec/p1/RE-When I wrote that proposal.mp3 “I didn't really know what it would look like concretely” /dev/audio/ec/p1/RE-I didn't really know.mp3 “usually when you decide to collaborate with someone you have some idea whether it’s going to work or not to start” /dev/audio/ec/p2/RE-Usually when you decide to collaborate.mp3 “so, we had to get to know each other and find a way to” /dev/audio/ec/p2/RE-We had to get to know each other.mp3 “sort of trust that we would get something to come out in the end” /dev/audio/ec/p2/RE-Sort of trust.mp3 “being like that seems easy enough, oh just take these things from these different things and put them together, but the putting together was really” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Seemed like that seems easy enough.mp3 “hard and took a lot of intellectual work, right?” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Hard and took a lot of.mp3 /dev/images/ec/ck/dr_splash.jpg The splash screen from [Dead Reckoning](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D11), designed by *Vectors* co-creative director Raegan Kelly, an interactive essay about how the histories of perspective and of aerial vision track closely with the histories of empire and colonization. /dev/video/ec/ck/pt_walkthrough.mp4 6 Video capture of interaction with [Precision Targets](http://precisiontargets.com), an interactive essay about technology and the militarization of everyday life. /dev/video/ec/gs/cs_walkthrough.mp4 11 Video capture of interaction with [Critical Sections](http://vectors.usc.edu/issues/6/criticalsections/), an interactive essay in which the user draws with drawings—calling to the screen a collection of observations on domesticity in Los Angeles by triggering mashups of architectural renderings for eight prototype homes with images from eight films set in, or explicitly about the city. /dev/images/ec/mm/mm_screen_070725_1356.jpg Screen capture from a collaborative videoconference between Moallem and Loyer for Moallem's project [Nation on the Move](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D83), in which a single thread is pulled into a web of interconnections between ideas of nationhood, gender, commerce and art that comprise the world of the Persian carpet. /dev/images/ec/mm/mm_screen_070530_1514.jpg Screen capture from a collaborative videoconference between Moallem, Loyer, and *Vectors* editor Steve Anderson. /dev/images/ec/mm/mm_screen_070521_1511.jpg /dev/images/ec/mm/mm_screen_070420_1333.jpg /dev/images/ec/mm/mm_screen_070420_1315_3.jpg /dev/images/ec/re/north_sketch.jpg A sketch of a “composite,” a hybrid form of evidence developed for [The Unmaking of Markets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D5), an interactive essay in which combinations of historical paintings and contemporary photographs are employed along with landholding simulations to investigate the advent of capitalism in 15th century Tuscany. /dev/images/ec/re/north_composite1.jpg An early mockup of a composite, mixing illustration with photographic elements. /dev/images/ec/re/north_composite2.jpg Further elaboration of the composite concept, now integrating cutouts from historical paintings. /dev/images/ec/re/north_composite3.jpg A further revision of the composite. /dev/images/ec/re/simulation_flow_v1.jpg A flowchart describing high-level logic used to drive the landholding simulation included in the project. /dev/video/ec/ms/mapSpace01-trim.mp4 An early prototype of the 3D navigation system for [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66), which invites the user to adopt the position of the researcher, unearthing the local histories of videogaming in New Zealand by exploring a 3D space in which inquiries, interviews, dead ends and historical artifacts are enacted and explored. /dev/video/ec/ms/mapSpace02-trim.mp4 An alternate navigation prototype. interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-hi-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle interval-lo-shuffle 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presuppositions.mp3 “One could go through it in a linear kind of way” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DG-One could go through it.mp3 “step by step by step, and there would be a beginning and a middle and an end to the argument” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DG-Step by step by step.mp3 “but the discrete pieces, the twenty whatever it was pieces” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DG-But the discrete pieces.mp3 “in a way had to stand on their own” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DG-In a way had to stand.mp3 “in multiple complex relationships with all the other pieces” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DG-In multiple complex.mp3 “Long before digital platforms even existed” /dev/audio/ec/p1/DL-Long before digital platforms even existed.mp3 “I was having to deal with how do you represent this kind of” /dev/audio/ec/p1/DL-I has waving to deal with.mp3 “depths of citation that keep” /dev/audio/ec/p1/DL-Depths of citation.mp3 “undermining and or reinforcing” /dev/audio/ec/p1/DL-Undermining or reinforcing.mp3 “and there just wasn’t a visual way to represent that” /dev/audio/ec/p1/DL-And there just wasn't a visual way.mp3 “Well let me say that that’s what I found fascinating about our experiment” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-Well let me say.mp3 “because it was getting away from the online journal that just puts up a PDF that you download” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-Because it was getting away.mp3 “and actually thinking well what what can you do differently on a digital platform” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-And actually thinking well what.mp3 “that you can’t possibly do like that” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-That you can't possibly do.mp3 “What I hadn't realized” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-What I hadn't realized.mp3 “was that to actually do the kind of thing that we eventually imagined it would mean completely dismantling” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-Was that to actually do.mp3 “the prose of the draft that I had” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-The prose of the draft.mp3 “what I noticed was particularly it involved taking out all forms of subordination” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-What I noticed was particularly.mp3 “so that each sentence could stand as an independent unit” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-So that each sentence could stand.mp3 “and that flies in the face of everything one is taught to do in good writing” /dev/audio/ec/p3/DL-And that flies in the face of.mp3 “the thing just having a structural logic and not just being like a” /dev/audio/ec/p3/GS-The thing just having.mp3 “a continuous block of content” /dev/audio/ec/p3/GS-A continuous block of content.mp3 “It was fascinating, the back and forth” /dev/audio/ec/p3/MS-It was fascinating the back and forth.mp3 “the technical and the non-technical, and me needing to” /dev/audio/ec/p3/MS-The technical and the non-technical.mp3 “get my head around how exactly I was going to break up” /dev/audio/ec/p3/MS-Get my head around.mp3 “this story of my research” /dev/audio/ec/p3/MS-This story of my research.mp3 “so that it would fit the database form” /dev/audio/ec/p3/MS-So that it would fit the database.mp3 “You have to be sort of willing to like, OK here are all my ideas” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-You have to be sort of willing.mp3 “including all the dumb ones, sort through them” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Including all the dumb ones.mp3 “I’m committed to” /dev/audio/ec/p5/SD-I'm committed to.mp3 “putting work online partly because I think it has more political efficacy” /dev/audio/ec/p5/SD-Putting work online.mp3 “that way because it can reach more people eventually as it” /dev/audio/ec/p5/SD-That way because it can reach.mp3 “circulates over time” /dev/audio/ec/p5/SD-Circulates over time.mp3 “but I’ve also had people” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-But I've also had people.mp3 “say why not just have an easier to use interface that” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-Say you know why not just.mp3 “just is a list of links to the clips” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-Just as a list of links.mp3 “which is I thought a kind of strange reaction but I’ve had to argue that I think this content” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-Which is I thought a kind of strange.mp3 “deserves” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-Deserves.mp3 “to be presented” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-To be presented.mp3 “not just” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-Not just.mp3 “as a straightforward list of clips but as an argument” /dev/audio/ec/p3/SD-As a straightforward list of clips.mp3 /dev/video/ec/re/test3D_01-trim.mp4 Prototype of a 3D parallax system for [The Unmaking of Markets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D5), later to be abandoned. /dev/images/ec/dg/dd_v1_01.jpg An early design concept for [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82), an interactive essay in which words slide, fall, rain, dissolve, and transform in a poetic exploration of the contours of American racial politics post-Katrina. /dev/images/ec/dg/dd_v2_01.jpg A later iteration of the design for [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82). /dev/images/ec/dg/dd_v3_01.jpg /dev/images/ec/dl/tuber-1.jpg Frame from reference material gathered for [Mobile Figures](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D54), an interactive essay about historical metaphors and metonyms for the Irish which visualizes its content as a virtual potato field. /dev/images/ec/dl/tuber-2.jpg /dev/images/ec/dl/tuber-3.jpg /dev/images/ec/dl/tuber-4.jpg /dev/images/ec/gs/cs_db_schema_Page_1.jpg A “rhetorical diagram” for [Critical Sections](http://vectors.usc.edu/issues/6/criticalsections/) illustrating how different types of content function within the piece. /dev/images/ec/gs/cs_db_schema_Page_2.jpg /dev/video/ec/dg/etymologies_070507.mp4 A visualization of the way in which specific key phrases in [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82) “decompose” into other phrases as they fall through the design. /dev/video/ec/dg/bv_testDiagram.mp4 /dev/video/ec/sd/ps_audio_files.mp4 A list of audio files comprising the collected audio testimonies of incarcerated women featured in [Public Secrets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D57). The project is a multi-vocal narrative that links individual testimony and public evidence, social theory and personal statements, in an effort to engage the public in a critical dialogue about crime and punishment. /dev/video/ec/sd/PS_promo_1.mp4 .25 Video capture of interaction with [Public Secrets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D57). /dev/images/ec/dl/moodboard1.jpg An early design exploration for [Mobile Figures](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D54). /dev/video/ec/dl/test01-trim.mp4 Video capture of an early interactive prototype for [Mobile Figures](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D54), showing a possible relationship between above-ground threads of argument and connected underground elements. /dev/images/ec/ms/gldage_comp1.jpg Early design explorations for [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66). /dev/images/ec/ms/gldage_comp2.jpg /dev/images/ec/ms/gldage_comp3.jpg 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month” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DG-Turnaround time.mp3 “the whole thing took at least a year [laughs]” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DG-The whole thing took.mp3 “I suppose one of the challenges to doing what I did for the piece we worked on” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DL-I suppose one of the challenges.mp3 “was knowing when to stop [laughs]” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DL-Was knowing when to stop.mp3 “because” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DL-Because.mp3 “it was something that potentially could have gone on and on and on” /dev/audio/ec/p4/DL-It was something that potentially.mp3 “I think the most” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-I think the most.mp3 “frustrating part was maybe” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-Frustrating part was.mp3 “learning about the database” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-Learning about the database.mp3 “kind of developing” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-Kind of developing.mp3 “these new skills” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-These new skills.mp3 “that I didn’t” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-That I didn't.mp3 “I didn’t have I had to learn them” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MM-I didn't have.mp3 “Yeah and actually coding that in, I remember just having heads” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Yeah and actually coding that in.mp3 “my head completely full of numbers [laughs]” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-My head completely full of numbers.mp3 “that this action had to link to this one had to link to this one and they all had numbers, not names, and so it was” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-This action had to link to.mp3 “it was quite a learning curve” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-It was quite a learning curve.mp3 “and I remember that you were very keen for me to” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-And I remember that you were very keen.mp3 “put stuff in and then view it whereas I was” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Put stuff in and then view it.mp3 “probably out of anxiety and unfamiliarity with the whole thing” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Probably out of anxiety.mp3 “bit of an anal kind of ‘no no, I’ve got to finish this first, got to finish this first draft before I do that, before I look at it, got to get it all down,’ and” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Bit of an anal kind of.mp3 “so that process was quite new to me and quite different” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-So that process was quite new.mp3 “The time” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-The time.mp3 “and effort invested was” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-And effort invested.mp3 “quite considerable” /dev/audio/ec/p4/MS-Quite considerable.mp3 “and it was a beautiful” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-And it was a beautiful.mp3 “lesson and collaboration in that sense” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-Lesson and collaboration.mp3 “where I learnt” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-Where I learnt.mp3 “I think some of the basics of how to work” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-I think some of the basics.mp3 “across” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-Across.mp3 “the borders of expertise” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-The borders of expertise.mp3 “with people with radically different skill sets to mine, and how that could be” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-With people with radically different.mp3 “something that could yield” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-Something that could yield.mp3 “wonderful rewards” /dev/audio/ec/p7/MS-Wonderful rewards.mp3 “Maybe those were two moments in the” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Maybe those were two moments.mp3 “putting together where I was like” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Putting together.mp3 “‘Oh, this isn't going to work,’” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Oh, this isn't gonna work.mp3 “‘somehow I've got to figure out’” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Somehow I gotta figure out.mp3 “‘how to convey that,’ and then” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-How to convey that.mp3 “the end there was a moment like ‘Yeah! That works!’ so” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-There was a moment like yeah.mp3 “I guess it was sort of like an a-ha moment, like” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-I guess it was sort of like.mp3 “‘Oh yeah, like this is going to work fine’” /dev/audio/ec/p4/RE-Oh yeah like this is going to work fine_1.mp3 “And Blood Sugar” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-And Blood Sugar.mp3 “particularly we got kind of lost in this concept that was about a certain kind of” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Particularly we got kind of lost.mp3 “design or image or way a particular thing would” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Design or image.mp3 “function within the interface and we got kind of like” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Function within the interface.mp3 “kind of locked into that and it just wasn't working [laughs]” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Kind of locked into that.mp3 “But we were able to get through it by having these conversations” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-But we were able to get through.mp3 “We had a really key conversation at one point about” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-We had a really key conversation.mp3 “like the difference between” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Like the difference between.mp3 “the concept” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-The concept.mp3 “and then making it work as an interface” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-And then making it work.mp3 “and I think the meeting that we had with the big white board was the moment when we worked that out” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-And I think that meeting.mp3 “I think it was critical both that we were in the same room at the same time” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-I think it was critical.mp3 “when we did that” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-When we did that.mp3 “and that we had an analog way of” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-And that we had an analog.mp3 “trying to” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Trying to.mp3 “get through the problems” /dev/audio/ec/p4/SD-Get through the problems.mp3 /dev/video/ec/dg/ripples-trim.mp4 An early interactive prototype for [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82), showing a possible approach to simulating water in the piece. /dev/video/ec/dg/ripples_cross_section-trim.mp4 Another water simulation prototype. /dev/video/ec/dg/viscosity.mp4 Another prototype, depicting the approach used in the finished project. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v1_01.jpg A screen from the first round of visual designs for [Blood Sugar](http://vectorsjournal.org/issues/6/bloodsugar/), an archive of conversations recorded with current and former injection drug users which brings their voices into dialogue with other legal, political, and social theorists as well as medical researchers and social scientists that study addiction disorders. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v3_01.jpg From round three of the design process. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v6_03.jpg Round six. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v8_01.jpg Round eight. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v10_09.jpg Round ten. /dev/images/ec/sd/bs_v16_04.jpg Round sixteen. /dev/video/ec/mm/notm-dbg.mp4 Video capture of the Dynamic Backend Generator (DBG), an administrative tool developed by Craig Dietrich which was used to faciliate database writing across multiple Vectors projects. The tool, shown here in use with [Nation on the Move](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D83), included a simple asynchronous chat feature that allowed the collaborators to communicate about their work. Chat excerpts from [Nation on the Move](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D83) follow. **eloyer:** Hi Minoo, welcome to the DBG! **craig:** Add datetime stamp to conversation posts.\n*9:12 PM on Apr 9th* **mmoallem:** How do I connect a content to a theme on this page?\n*11:00 PM on Apr 10th* **eloyer:** Looks like you might have figured it out already, but just in case—go to the content table and then click under "themeId" for a particular piece of content.\n*9:42 AM on Apr 11th* **mmoallem:** Thanks, Erik.\n*9:56 AM on Apr 11th* **sanderson:** Hi, Minoo and Erik. I did a complete editorial pass to clean up the text and formatting a bit. There is some duplication that may be intentional. The text is extremely interesting to me!\n*9:39 AM on May 23rd* **mmoallem:** Thanks, Steve.\n*11:50 AM on Jun 13th* **mmoallem:** Hi Erik, I moved things around a little but it would be great if you could email me another diagram so I can work on it during my trip.Thanks\n*1:41 AM on Jun 20th* **mmoallem:** Is there any way of pasting back what is being deleted? Thanks\n*11:35 AM on Jul 21st* **eloyer:** Unfortunately, no—there's no "undo."\n*11:29 AM on Jul 25th* /dev/images/ec/ms/database_structure.jpg A schematic describing the structure of the database for [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66). /dev/images/ec/ms/gldage_flow_v1_columns.jpg Excerpts from a diagram describing the flow of interaction in [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66). /dev/images/ec/ms/dataentry_instr_Page_3.jpg Excerpt from a document explaining the process by which the [Cast-Offs](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66) database should be populated. /dev/video/ec/ms/3dClasses.mp4 Early interactive prototype of 3D navigation for [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66). /dev/video/ec/re/test3D_04.mp4 Abandoned prototype for parallax composites from [The Unmaking of Markets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D5). /dev/video/ec/re/unmaking_markets.mp4 Video capture of interaction with the finished version of [The Unmaking of Markets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D5). /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1936.jpg Photos documenting a pivotal whiteboarding session for [Public Secrets](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D57). /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1938.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1940.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1942.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1944.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1946.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1943.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/10-12-06_1945.jpg /dev/images/ec/sd/whiteboard1012.jpg Composite image of the complete whiteboard. /dev/video/ec/dg/BV_tutorialraw-trim.mp4 .25 Video capture of interaction with [Blue Velvet](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D82). 15 /dev/video/ec/ms/gldage_walkthrough-trim.mp4 Video capture of interaction with [Cast-offs from the Golden Age](http://vectors.usc.edu/index.php?projectId%3D66). /dev/video/ec/dl/mobfig_walkthrough-trim.mp4 Video capture of interaction with [Mobile Figures](http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project%3D54). rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall rise-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall interval-fall part4 D3 F3 D3 F3 D3 G3 D3 G3 D3 D2