Sam Nakahira is a third-year History major with a concentration in American Studies. She enjoys research and looks forward to learning more about the digital humanities and how it can be used to help present research, enrich the learning experience, and allow for collaboration across disciplines. She is researching a Louisiana sugar plantation and is fascinated with its cultural history. In addition, Sam hopes to incorporate the digital humanities in her own research as a Mellon Mays fellow.
I am Zachary Segall and I am a fourth year math/CS double major with a policy studies concentration. I’ve done research in the math and CS departments on data visualization, program synthesis, and educational games. I am interested in the intersections of technology, psychology, and social issues. I’m looking forward to working as the software developer on the Uncle Sam team and building a moving experience around the rich history.
Hi there! My name is Rachel Swoap, and I will be the 3D Artist for the Uncle Sam project. I am double majoring in Computer Science and Studio Art, which is why creating a Virtual Reality experience felt like the perfect opportunity for me to explore. This past semester I was the Graphic Designer for an Artificial Intelligence tutoring game, doing research for a visiting Computer Science Professor. Summer of 2017 I am working at a company in Boston creating websites, focusing specifically on User Experience. I am quite passionate about Art and Computer Science, and plan on exploring both fields more. Here is a link to my online portfolio, so you can see a glimpse of the kind of artwork I create: https://rachelswoap.wixsite.com/website.