Frontiers in Undergraduate Research is the annual poster exhibition of student research, scholarship, and creative projects. Frontiers is a chance for students to share their work with the UConn community and with visitors to campus.
Katherine, a EUROTECH student and the recipient of a 2017 SHARE grant for a project collaboration with Prof. Anke Finger and PhD candidate Britta Meredith, worked on the multimodal “Flusser 2.0” project, subtitled “Remediating Images, Reimagining Texts.” Here is how Katherine describes her contribution:
One challenge to representing works in a multimodal setting is coordinating between different authors. Because they focus on different aspects of Flusser’s work, certain subtleties must be acknowledged. For instance, diction in philosophy is highly nuanced, and slight aberrations have a large effect on semantics. Therefore, finding umbrella terms to group works involves a higher degree of thoughtfulness than one might guess. In addition, the main visualization should compartmentalize the authors with their contributions separately from the tags. The result is user-friendly, however. Scalar by default includes a page of contents in the form of a menu on the left-hand side of each page. Ultimately, readers can use both the main visualization and the left-hand menu to navigate to any given contributor’s landing page. From there, the readers can investigate the abstract, the biography, the media, and the author’s work, titled “Main” to indicate its importance to the page. This is where the authors exhibit their originality: by structuring their main work as they choose.
Congratulations, Katherine, on your excellent work!