Ibonia: Epic of Madagascar

Don't call it a comeback, 'cause we never left. Fresh off of our Virginia Discovery Museum collaboration, Ronda Grogan and I designed a site to promote interest in this Malagasy folk tale. Complete with the annotated text and a RealAudio version of the tale, this site is intended for students of folklore or anyone with a passing interest in world literature.

Amos 'n' Andy in Black and White

An examination of the popular blackface radio program that began in the late 1920s. In addition to tackling questions of race and authenticity, this project seeks to address the influence of radio on depictions of African-Americans on stage and in early film. This site contains RealAudio and RealVideo files.

Virginia Discovery Museum

A collaborative project with fellow classmate Ronda Grogan to develop an interactive web site for Charlottesville's children's museum. Goals included making the site more attractive and kid friendly than its previous incarnation.

E Pluribus Unum (Except the Chinese)

An extension of the ideas found in Alan Trachtenberg's The Incorporation of America, this site examines the events that led up to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

12 Million Black Voices

An online synoptic version of Richard Wright's 1941 documentary. Currently out-of-print, this text features photos taken from the Farm Security Administration archives and Wright's signature prose. This project is part of a larger collaborative effort to present a number of documentaries from the 1930s.

Radio, Radio

A collaborative effort to represent seminal radio programs from the 1930s. This site includes RealAudio files featuring Amos 'n' Andy, Superman, and Fibber McGee and Molly to name a few.