Making & Knowing Project
The Making & Knowing Project, founded in 2014 by Pamela H. Smith, and involving hundreds of collaborators, is a research and pedagogical initiative in the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University.
As a postdoctoral fellow, I took part in the project working, among other things, on the digital critical edition of BnF Ms. Fr. 640. This unique 16th-century French manuscript offers first-hand insight into making and materials from a time when artists were scientists.
The digital edition makes an abundance of data freely available on its GitHub repository. Over the next year, I intend to publish a series of blog posts related to the edition and its data. I will show how easily one can download and analyze the text using Python or R. Stay tuned!