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
The University Lives Collection

The University Lives Collection aimed to work together with students to create a collective video snapshot of university experience worldwide.

Students would upload short journalistic videos, and we would publish them in a linked network of related student videos.

As executive producer, I had major oversight over this project.

  • Establishing partnerships
  • Framing the technical agenda
  • Developing the prototype
  • Managing the operations team
  • Coordinating operational efforts with Trustee guidance

At the height of this project, we had around 20 people involved on a voluntary or advisory basis.

In 2009/10, we negotiated agreements with the Times Higher Education, Automattic, and Magnatune to launch this project to a thousand universities worldwide.

Unfortunately, several key volunteers were not able to participate in the ways they had expected. As a result, we had to cancel our plans to run the University Lives Collection in conjunction with the THE/Reuters World University Rankings.

The project is now dormant. I welcome substantive offers of interest in reviving it.