SHANTI - Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives

Rafael Alvarado / Profile

Associate Director, SHANTI | Administrator , Technologist, Independent Scholar, Administrator

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Digital humanist with fifteen years of experience designing text, image, and media management systems to support international communities of academic researchers. Specialization in socially and semantically enhanced asset management. Experienced requirements gatherer, data modeler, and web application programmer. Creative and multidisciplinary thinker who can translate between the world of technology and clients from a variety of backgrounds.

Current Focus

Making SHANTI succeed.


Scholarly Disciplines
Anthropology (5), Media Studies (2)
General Interests
Ontology (1), data visualization (4), databases (5), ethnography (2), iconography (1), learning spaces (1), text datasets (2), transduction (1)
Time Periods of Interest
Classic Maya (1)
Places of Interest
Mesoamerica (1)
Technologies of Interest
Drupal (1), MySQL (2), PHP (5), Perl (1), RDF (1), WordPress (1), XML (10), XSLT (3)


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