The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) is in a week. I'll be teaching a course on data discovery, management, and presentation using a platform I've been developing for the last couple years. This will be the first time other people will try to use the platform to build a project. I've been writing the workbook for the week-long course and I think we can do it.
For those who aren't familiar with what I call the Fabulator, I've developed a compute engine as an extension to Radiant, an open source content management system. The goal is to provide a platform for dynamic, data-driven digital humanities project sites that fill the role of the traditional monograph. These sites make a scholarly argument using interactive web applications instead of static text. The problem is that libraries don't want to touch these projects. No one wants to provide the long-term maintenance required to keep a web application running as the underlying languages and systems change.