Jordan Noyes is a native Vermonter who has missed snow, green mountains, and fresh maple syrup nearly everyday since she left. She graduated from Duke University Graduate School in December 2015 with a Master’s of Arts in Computational Media. Prior to that she completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Art History with a minor in Classical Civilizations at Duke in May 2014. She currently works at Muhlenberg College as an Instructional Technologist and dabbles in website creation/development for friends and family.
Her website, after many iterations, is meant to be a creative space. It is a place of academic reflection as well as everyday moments. The title, Archiving Ephemerality, comes from Jordan’s research in both graduate and undergraduate work, but also reflects the daily moments we choose to capture through blogs, photos, tweets, or piles of sticky notes. These moments, both public and private, are saved or deleted regularly. The process of choosing what stays and what goes is a completely subjective process that reflects the value a person places on different aspects of their life. As a minimalist, a digital archivist, and an all around curious human, Jordan enjoys studying and creating both personal archives and open online archives to better understand what we find valuable and choose to share with the world.