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Drupal Modules | Thanks to open-source developers, these are the modules I commonly employ:
- Drupal Core
- Content Taxonomy
- Custom Breadcrumbs
- ImageCache Actions
- Tagedelic Views
- Taxonomy Blocks
- Taxonomy Image
- Views Galleriffic
This work stems from my involvement in the digitization project spearheaded by Tom Blake of the Digital Re-production Studio of the Boston Public Library. As an intern, I was involved in the creation of meta-data standards and especially the digital photography of over 8,000 of the 34,000 photographic plates that make up the collection. Leslie Jones was a photojournalist for the Boston Herald-Traveler active from 1917 to 1956. While the standards and digitization took place in the studio, this digital library was conceived and created on my own. There are still thousands of photos that require uploading to complete the collection.
Monica Charquero is an artist both raised and educated in Montevideo, Uruguay, who for the past 10 years has lived and worked in Madrid, Spain. Her medium of choice is primarily that of oil and acrylic paint that often overlays tissues and/or paper in order to provide depth and volume. She sells her works as a street vendor, usually in front of museums such as the Museo de Reina Sofia and El Museo del Prado, both in Madrid. My role focused on giving her work a wider audience in the form of a gallery of her paintings, as well as pages that illustrate her career as an artist.
Lars Strother is an academic in the visual sciences and a self-made artist. This site focuses on his exceptional collection of photography. One common theme underlying his work is the use of "heavy croppings," whereby photos may be cropped in unexpected ways and framed through the use of borders that illuminate different perspectives. This theme is often complemented through Macro-photography and a wide array of Gaussian blurs and image-softening techniques. The site was created to showcase this and future work through its organization in various galleries and slideshows.
The Bardic Chair Northampton is a community organization in the United Kingdom funded by the Northampton Community Foundation. The organization specializes in bringing together spoken word artists from around the local Northamptonshire community to share their poetry and song in an open forum. The goal is to celebrate the power of storytelling and the spoken word with the intent of reinvigorating and nourishing community roots and sentiment. This website celebrates these spoken word artists by promoting their work, organizing their events and individual biographies, and serving as a forum for their ongoing organization.
Jimtom Keith Thomas James is a performance poet from Northamtpon, England, where he has lived and performed for the past 30 years. This website brings to public view Jimtom's enormous canon of poetry, described by some as uniting the mystical and earthbound aspects of human existence. Jimtom specializes in the power of the spoken word and participates widely in bardic competitions throughout the UK, both on his own and with his band, known as "jimtom...say?". The site presents his poetry in conjunction with both audio and video peformances around the UK.
The Sparrow Song is the brainchild of Northampton, UK resident Oliver Caple. It began as the outlet for folk storytelling music for a 6 piece line-up band he was playing with in the summer of 2010. The project now stands as a musical time capsule of the Northampton music scene, with nearly 20 local musicians contributing their talents in this spectacular studio recording. For me, it was a chance to work with this talented and rich local music scene. The pages exhibit the songs themselves using SoundCloud recordings. The website is also the platform now for Oli's continued writings.