JavaScript

  • Deep-Zoom Image: The Five Points, 1827

    Five Points (or The Five Points) was a 19th-century neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It gained international notoriety as a densely populated, disease-ridden, crime-infested slum that existed for well over 70 years.

    I’d been reading a history book about the Five Points and found a woodcut of a notorious intersection. I cleaned and up-sampled it in Photoshop, and used VIPs to create the image tile pyramid for the OpenSeaDragon library.

    A nice piece of history and art and open-source software.

  • National Press Foundation

    I was hired to design and build the National Press Foundation a state-of-the-art Digital Asset Management system allowing the foundation to deliver streamlined interactive educational experiences to the national and international journalists who make up their target audience.

  • Interactive Temporal Map, Family Journeys, 1730 – 1960

    Part of a multimedia genealogy project, this interactive temporal map shows residence and migration patterns of ancestors from Europe in the 1730s to America starting in the 1820s.

  • Interactive Map: Ireland 1850 Census > Family Households by Parish

    This interactive map shows where people of specific surnames lived in Ireland in the 19th century, according to parish records. I scraped a static dataset from the Irish Times website, and built a much more interesting way to view the same information, with additional insights provided by clustering of semi-opaque colored markers. The dataset has 4 pieces of information: latitude, longitude, name of parish and number of family surnames in that parish.

  • Interactive MP3 Player With Animated SVG Kaleidoscopic Logo

    I digitized my great-grandfather’s 78rpm Victrola records dating back a hundred years or more. I then built this HTML5 mp3 player combining CSS3 transformations & custom JavaScript to create a beautiful experimental kaleidoscopic SVG-animated logo.