As the Digital Humanities Fellow at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, I consider how technology could amplify narratives about the Kennedy family, the Senator’s work in the Senate, and current issues in the US government. In addition to planning out future experiences in VR, AR, and digital exhibit content, I completed two major projects for the Institute.
- Elections to the U.S. Senate will take place on November 6th, 2018. A total of 35 seats are up for election, with 33 of the seats in states facing regular elections and two seats for special elections. I developed the exhibit below as a wall, tablet, and web display to inform visitors about the 2018 Senate election races across the country.
- I developed two iPad applications for the Senate Staff Office exhibit, featuring the exemplary work of Senator Kennedy’s staff, and what is involved in working a Senator’s office. One app highlights some of the key roles in the Senator’s DC office, including the jobs of scheduler, chief of staff, legislative assistant, and press secretary. The other app takes visitors through the job of a scheduler, asking visitors to prioritize events to put together the Senator’s Scheduler. View the video below to learn more about the second app.
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