December 2010

Painting: Man at table

This is another painting in a series I've been working on here in Hood Street, Northampton, UK.

A photoshop mock-up of a hypothetical history website

Here is a Photoshop mock-up of a history website I conceptualized.  Really, this work illustrates some of my abilities using Photoshop CS4 on a MacBook Pro.  Many companies utilize these mock-ups as the information architecture they present to clients before developing the xHTML/CSS schematics of the site in question.

While I usually just design a website without a mock-up, I figured I needed practice in developing my skills in information architecture. The next step would be to develop a work-flow of this product and the links contained within it.

The Semantic Web in Digital Libraries: A Literature Review

This is a project in a class on Digital Asset Creation and Management at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.The literature review found in this study can also be found on my network in Mendeley in the group "The Semantic Web in Digital Libraries".

An Interview with Christine Madsen: Digital Librarian and Academic

This is an interview with Christine Madsen, who is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).  I met Christine while living in the UK, and she was happy to both introduce me to the OII and field questions for this article. The article was in fulfillment of a class on digitization methods at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

Painting: Pigeon on a balcony

This is the first of a series of paintings I'm doing here in Northampton, UK.

Comparing Digital Libraries: Five criterion for comparison

This is another assignment from Jian Qin's graduate seminar on Digital Libraries at Syracuse University School of Information Studies. In it, I develop five (5) distinct criterion for comparing digital libraries, then proceed to make the comparisons in a systematic way.  Indeed, I personally feel the criterion I developed are more useful than those proposed by Saracevic (2005) and Choudhury (2002), though this model I will neither test, nor believe such kinds of models of better/worse criterion are particularly useful, other than excercises in thought.

Painting: Dog in kitchen

It has been about a year or two, but I've started oil painting again. This is one I did last month.  Over the next few weeks, I'll upload five or six more oil paintings, some of which I've done here in Northampton, UK, others I've done in Madrid, Spain.