Mason Daugherty

Student, Bowdoin College

I'm a Texan-turned-Mainer, currently studying Computer Science and Digital & Computational Studies on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College (set to graduate next spring). I have passion for problem-solving and utilizing effective storytelling to simplify complex ideas. Although I dedicated the past few years to refining my skills in media production, my current focus is on navigating our society's evolving digital landscape.


Interests: Photography & Filmmaking, Rowing, Digital privacy, Freeform radio


Projects

wbor.org 2024

Ground-up redesign of website for Bowdoin's student college radio station.

HTML/CSS/JavaScript Icecast Docker API Azuracast G Cloud Twilio

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Spinitron Web Scrobbler 2024

Takes now-playing track metadata from a Spinitron station and scrobbles to a Last.fm profile.

Docker Python API Last.fm CLI

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Orient vs. Vietnam 2023

Exploratory digital text analysis of The Bowdoin Orient's coverage of the Vietnam War between 1961-75.

R 4.2 Voyant Natural Language Processing Sentiment Analysis Topic Modeling Text Mining

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Essays

Radio's Dead, But We're Still Dancing

18 Sep 2022

The Weeknd’s latest album, Dawn FM, has brought listeners an auditory experience that many thought to be lost to time: radio. In a media landscape dominated by streaming, it’s easy to feel that AM and FM radio are hopelessly outdated....

College Radio Spotify Apple Music

Cyborgs Walk Among Us

17 Nov 2021

The lines separating humans and technology are blurring. Should we embrace it? Since 2017, I have been a walking cyborg. No, not the Hollywood type (looking at you Terminator and RoboCop), but instead, a “vanilla” cyborg, if such a concept...

Biohacking RFID/NFC