Kelly’s 1-paragraph project ideas

pardon the tardiness… orals has hijacked my brain.

Kelly’s 1 – paragraph Project ideas


  1.     Erotic niche Create an erotic database from feeds. It will be a user-generated database where people go to in order to find “good erotic literary material”. The way it would work since it will be UGC is that whenever someone wants to ‘add’ a certain text and comment it, they get a certification, or star system (a bit like vine), or an approval after several ‘let’s see’ posts just to clarify that they are good critic-readers-reviewers (and don’t think ‘Fifty Shades’ is it!). The website would be subsidized by websites which sell the said books. It would not be restricted by languages.
  2.   Wiki-Spanish Tap into the wiki community in Mexico and promote real time projects with higher education institutions in order to put Spanish Wiki up to speed with the English one. Promote workshops in order to teach teachers how to edit so they can teach students how to do it as well.
  3.    Literature for all  My goal in teaching world-literature-requirement classes for non English majors is to make them fall in love with literature. I use not very traditional tech based methods which seem to work. I would create an app for teachers who want to tap into non traditional pedagogical methodology. It would be an exchange system so that teachers who upload assignments don’t feel they are being ripped off. So you give one, you take one. The assignments would be starred and it would create an ‘honor system’ in which you give credit to whom credit is due.


2 thoughts on “Kelly’s 1-paragraph project ideas

  1. Kelly Aronowitz Post author

    Hi Maura,

    apologies for late response but ugh, Orals!

    We did look at the Digital HUmanities website last semester and it seems interesting in the sense of post review publication, etc. So yeah, the erotic project could work that way.

    For Wiki the workshops would be online and maybe also on site. Recruit a few universities to do them in their campuses, even organize a wiki-editing day.

    I was thinking of app since it is more accessible since we have our smart phones constantly on hand. And to input it could be quite user friendly for the app, since, in my experience, many teaching methods and assignments come up during class, so with a very straight format, one could just annotate right after teaching. Does this make any sense?

  2. Maura A. Smale (she/her)

    Kelly, you might be interested in looking into some of the experimental publications that aggregate and curate content then publish it (the publish then filter model) for your first idea. Last semester you might have discussed the journal Digital Humanities Now, which may be of interest to you:

    Re: your #2 idea, would the workshops be online and available to teachers in Mexico and the U.S. (or anywhere)? Or are you thinking of in-person workshops? And does one seem more feasible than the other?

    I like the notion of an assignment exchange a lot (not surprising to you, I’m sure, since sharing information is a core value of libraries). Does this have to be an app, or are there other tools you can use to facilitate this? Would a responsive website that’s usable on desktop computers or mobile devices achieve the same goals?

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