From The Theme
MEMORY, ESTATE AND LEGACIES IN A DIGITAL WORLD
What if we could create a multidimensional, dynamic and interactive visual infographic, combining data on people, time and space to track the evolution of concepts, relationships and ideas?
WHAT WE SET OUT TO DO
Our goal is to leverage a curated and unique set of data about the family relationships of over 30,000 prominent British historical figures to create an interactive interface that reflects the interaction between historical fact and the contemporary user. Kindred Britain 2.0 uses maps of 18th and 19th century London to add a geographic layer to an existing interactive online network relationships map. The final product enables an interaction with historical data that does not just conserve knowledge, but also serves to reveal and enable its production.
Kindred Britain Website
PEOPLE BEHIND THE PROJECT
Nicholas Jenkins is an Associate Professor of English at Stanford University. Jenkins writes about and teaches 20th-century culture and literature, especially poetry. After receiving his B.A. from Oxford, Jenkins came to the United States as a Harkness Fellow. A recepient of fellowships from the ACLS and from the Stanford Humanities Center, Nicholas Jenkins is Co-Chair of the W.H. Auden Society and Literary Executor of the poet, scholar and ballet impresario Lincoln Kirstein.