American Prison Writing Archive

Project Details

A digital platform where incarcerated people can bear witness to the conditions in which they live, to what is working and what is not inside American prisons, and where they can contribute to public debate about the American prison crisis. Open to contributions by correctional officers, prison staff, and prison administrators, and accessible online by readers across the world.

Led by Prof. Doran Larson (Hamilton College), I created the project’s logo and identity designs, along with print and promotional materials. As part of the Digital Humanities Initiative’s course connections, I led a team of student developers in creating a virtual reading interface for the project’s essays, set in a prison classroom to give an immersive context to the project’s research material, including an interactive VR reading space. (Developed in Blender, Unity, C#, and SteamVR.)