Facets, the collaboration of a folklore scholar interested in the digital humanities and a digital media scholar interested in folklore, is a hypermedia project meant to begin to explore the potential in creatively combining folkloric materials with digital resources. We believe that, in moving beyond static text on the page, digital work can provide a means of exploring the multiple meanings and messages that oral folklore performance intrinsically makes available to listeners and provide a space to discover new meaning as well.

Please watch our video trailer below and then click here (or on the image to the right) to explore the project in its current state. Thank you for your interest!

Video Trailer:

This video was produced by Brittany Warman as a final project for DMAC 2016 at The Ohio State University. You can read more about the Facets webtext on the “About the Project” page of this site and see the current state of the project itself here.



Erin Kathleen Bahl presented on the project at the UCLA’s Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) Workshop on Culture Analytics and User Experience in April 2016. You can see a larger version of her poster for the presentation here.

Erin and Brittany also presented together on the project at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society.


Facets was awarded the Ohio State University English Department’s 2016 Digital Media Graduate Student Prize.