Month: January 2015

Death-defying research!

My girlfriend and I drove around frosty Asheville on Saturday morning, coffees in hands, past some of the older areas of town, and stopped at Overlook Castle.  The house was built by Fred Seely, Jr., who in 1912 worked with Edwin Wiley Grove to build the Grove Park Inn, here in Asheville, North Carolina.  Conversely, the castle at Overlook was… Read more →

Site Seeing…

    “Valley of the Shadow” Pros: Homepage is simple: allows users to distill information without feeling overwhelmed, virtual blueprint helps create spatial familiarity, simplicity of design to access well-employed empirical data Cons: Statistics could benefit from highlighting of important information, it seems slightly anti-Southern, almost no interaction (Hospitality?) Takeaways: It feels like walking through a cold, dusty house.  … Read more →

And they’re off..

Hello, world. I am the ‘colleague.’  Ashley did a great job explaining what we have done towards the project so far.  I will echo her thoughts on Gene, our school’s archivist.  He and Colin in the UNCA Special Collections couldn’t be more accommodating and eager to provide support with our research.  I can see a network starting to take shape:… Read more →