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Georgetown University reported Monday that "Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, which recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is a digital project established by Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) that recreates the British early modern social network."
Daniel Shore, a Georgetown English professor along with Christopher Warren and Jessica Otis at CMU have mapped the network by mining 62 million words in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
"Like Facebook, you enter a name such as William Shakespeare in a space on the website and up pops that person and all his or her “friends.”
But since this is serious scholarship, there are no selfies or videos of kittens attacking balls of yarn."
“Six Degrees is, naturally, aimed at academics, scholars of the literature and historians of the period,” Shore says, “but also we have quite a few of what we call citizen scholars, who are, for example, interested in the court of Henry VIII and are able to take advantage of our site and contribute knowledge.”
The site is already being used in classrooms at both universities.
Read more here.
Travel + Leisure in its annual World’s Best Awards list, named Rosewood Washington, D.C. as number one in the category “Top Hotels in Washington, D.C.” for 2016. The annual awards recognize the greatest travel destinations around the globe, from hotels and airports to cities and islands.
"We are honored to be recognized with Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Award,” said Pascal Forotti, Managing Director of Rosewood Washington, D.C. “We are dedicated to providing unrivaled guest experiences that resonate with the capital’s rich culture and history, as well as unparalleled service, and this recognition is a true testament to our exceptional staff and their efforts.”
Situated alongside the C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, Rosewood Washington, D.C. is a charming urban oasis offering 49 guestrooms and suites featuring contemporary art and comfortable furnishings as well as the state-of-the-art technology and amenities. The hotel boasts a number of dining options including seasonal dining at the Grill Room which overlooks the C&O canal. The adjoining Rye Bar has a cozy atmosphere and serves one of the city’s finest selections of rare rye whiskeys and craft cocktails. A rooftop lounge features an indoor/outdoor pool and panoramic views over America’s capital city including the iconic Washington Monument.
Blues Alley is featuring Kenny Garrett, an American post bop jazz saxophonist and flutist for four night in June.
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960, (his father was a tenor saxophonist), Kenny's career took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington.
Three years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet. In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett.
From there, his career has included 11 albums as a leader and numerous Grammy nominations. During his career, Kenny has performed and recorded with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller. Garrett's music sometimes exhibits Asian influence, an aspect which is especially prevalent in his 2006 recording, Beyond the Wall.
From collaborating with the New Jersey symphony on Adagio For Strings to mixing it up with hip-hop legend GURU on his Jazzmatazz projects; From swinging hard with legends Miles Davis and Art Blakey, to rockin’ out with Sting and Peter Gabriel. Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett brings a muscular yet lyrical eloquence to everything he does.