Sup. I'm Rachel Dixon. I am a digital humanities grad student at CUNY with a specialization in folklore, words & movement on screens, and how sound changes storytelling. My tools of choice so far are archival, distant reading, and pedagogy.
Here's some of my recent tinkering.
I am a first-year, half-time student at CUNY's Graduate Center MA program in Digital Humanities. 🤘🏽I have been making games since before Github and Unity, which I say to sound cool but actually makes learning those things kind of hard, because something something neuroplasticity. I did my undergrad in literature and creative writing, and I write pomes and short fiction when not making cross cultural video game vampire archives (maybe!).
As I say in the intro here I'm interested in preserving the cultural experiences that are at risk because of their ephemerality. I'm interested in collaborative digital knowledge systems, and I'm interested in self-sustaining cultural artifacts. I don't look like many of the cultural gatekeepers, so maybe it should go without saying but: I approach DH things naturally from a feminist, queer, and postcolonial framework (but have been hella reared in colonial systems so I also crush on William James frequently, leave me be [and also give me new references]). I also just make things that don't fit in these boxes, for these purposes. Welcome to my sandbox.
Here to collaborate with other DHers anytime. @ me.
For my tech & writing / general site, check out racheldixon.com