my weak frame

my weak frame is my senior honors thesis, for which I was one of two seniors awarded the Ralph Waldo Rice Prize for best English Department Thesis as well as magna cum laude Latin honors. This was also my first digital essay, serving as inspiration and a catalyst for the work that has come since.

In this project, I digitally analyze Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, the narrative of an enslaved woman named Harriet Jacobs. The user takes a journey from Amherst, MA into Jacobs’ garret, during which the user encounters aspects of her life and experience that proved formative and troubling. From the garret the user travels back out into outer space, exploring how Jacobs was able to ultimately achieve freedom.

The below overview is an excerpt from a presentation I gave at Re:Humanities 2014.