I remembered this really cool DH tool in the middle of the night when I was trying to fall asleep. The Versioning Machine is a software that allows you to compare different versions/editions of a text and show when certain revisions and additions were made using TEI. The Fluid-Text Walden on Digital Thoreau , a DH project run by professors here at Geneseo, does precisely this with the seven known manuscripts of Walden, using Ron Clapper’s research as its basis.

This would be a really interesting and interactive way for me to display the development of Geneseo’s gen ed curriculum on the website. However, it involves a lot coding that is likely beyond me and probably won’t be possible at this point unless I get some serious help from the computer/technology people on campus.

Regardless of whether or not I can make this happen, I think it’s a really exciting DH tool.