Renana received her PhD in Comparative Literature from Stanford University (2015). She is currently serving as a post-doctoral fellow in the Minerva center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University, Faculty of Law. Her current research examines the phenomenon of mass atrocity from a Big Data perspective.
This Poetic Media Lab project aims to provide a way for instructors, students, and readers to go beyond the surface when reading a translated text. While most readers encounter translations in a way that offers them little more than “surface”—a final version that obscures the choices the translator made and the rich cultural and semantic information that informs the original—Layered Translation is a platform that allows users to read translations in a “rich” way: with annotations providing crucial information and translation variants.