Christina M. Spiker

Christina M. Spiker

Art Historian | Professor | Digital Humanist

Digital // Analyzing Textiles with an Ainu Attush Robe (StoryMapJS)


An analysis of a 19th-century Ainu robe from the Cooper Hewitt Collection at the Smithsonian Design Museum. This was produced as part of independent research conducted with students Adele S. Gordon ’20 and Julianne Stewart ’20 at St. Olaf College. Each collaborator created their own “story map” using StoryMapJS and used it to explore minority visual representation within Asia. The StoryMapJS was accompanied by a website.