Ed Triplett is a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) postdoctoral fellow in data curation for visual studies who is working cooperatively with the Duke University Library and the Wired! Lab. In 2015 he received his PhD in the history of art and architecture from the University of Virginia.

His dissertation – titled A Wall of the Faithful: Spatial Analysis of Medieval Iberia’s Religious Frontier – utilized a combination of GIS and 3D modeling techniques to discover new spatial patterns in the history of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula during the 12th through 14th centuries. Ed’s current position allows him to continue applying cultural heritage visualization techniques to new digital projects while also developing an actionable plan to curate and preserve a host of unique visualization projects created at Duke University.