J. Nathan Matias Creative Portfolio, December 2010
Philadelphia Fullerine (documentary)
Philadelphia Fullerine (research)
Comparing Spatial Hypertext Collections
Tragedy in Electronic Literature
Ethical Explanations
Operational Media Online
Syntagmatic Browser
Tinderbox Web Viewer
Truth, Trust, and the Textual Camera
Web Art Science Camp London 2010
E-LitCamp Boston 2009
Accordion for the World
The Hacktatus: Wittgenstein Design Project
Academic Integrity Marketing
Literary Choice in Interactive Fiction
Non-Portfolio Academic Work
Emberlight: Visual Notes Online
Scaling for kgb's Super Bowl Television Ad
kgb Multiroom Web Chat Interface
Dr. Johnson: A Rapid Prototyping Framework
Dressipi Sibyl
Harbour Coffee Online Sales Interface
Elizabethtown College Admissions
Etown.edu Information Architecture
Texperts and the Knowledge Generation Bureau
Performance Testing & Instrumenting Web Applications
kgb Web Application Interface Integration
Workstation Status Dashboard
Back of the Envelope
Design & Art
Swift-Speare: Statistical Poetry
Stretchtext Authoring System
Recital: Notes from an Itinerant Mind
Exhibit: Abolitionism in Britain
Sculpture: Read for the Sky
Visual Summaries Project
Design: Competetive Debate
Radio Show: Echoes of America
Design: Edward Tufte at Intelligence2
The Normative Decisionmaking Model
Card Storytelling Software
Projects with Tinderbox
Libyan Higher Education Documentary
World University Documentary Prototype
The University Lives Collection
The Ministry of Stories
Timelines for Citizen Case Management
Cambridge Union Society E-Voting Policies
Emberlight: Visual Notes Online
Visual Notes Online (technology startup)

Emberlight puts visual notes online, as a collaboration server and web publishing platform for spatially-related, linked documents.

I founded the company together with Frederick Cheung, former Chief Wizard at Texperts/KGB and now CTO of Dressipi. We develop it in the evenings and weekends.

I'm very proud of Emberlight, which has grown out of my computer science research.

Emberlight has been used in American community colleges to enable writing and computer science students to work on team projects in their first year.

At the time of writing, it is used by many teams and inviduals including some at:

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Goldsmith's University
  • VMWare Cloud
  • The British Institute of Physics
  • Tunxis Community College

Emberlight is a very innovative company. Here are a few of the technical things Fred and I are most proud of:

In the summer of 2009, Fred and I made a video pitch for Innovate10 competition. Although our business model has changed significantly since then, the video still provides a useful overview of our software and how it fits into the market.

Current information is available on Emberlight.net