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"Ut Tensio Sic Vis": Introducing the Hooke Graph

10 April 2017

Or, The Return of Spring By John Ladd A 2004 portrait of Robert Hooke by Rita Greer, via Wikimedia Commons. Note the spring by his left elbow. In A Description of Helioscopes and...

How the Bacon Gets Made

23 March 2017

John Ladd In my last post I gave an overview of the design sprint we held back in February; in this one I’d like to give a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on—to...

Why DH Projects Should Try Design Sprints

3 March 2017

John Ladd In the past two years since the launch of our beta site, we’ve been making plans for a 1.0 release—a complete redesign of the Six Degrees web application taking...

New Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Team Member!

17 January 2017

We’re delighted to announce that we have a new member of our team!   John Ladd, who’ll be with us full time for calendar year 2017, comes to us from Washington University...