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17 Dec 2014

NEH and Sloan award funds to University of Maryland and Dartmouth to host crowdsourcing workshop in May 2015

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:06+00:00 Wed, Dec 17, 2014|Alerts, Events, Research|

The NEH has announced the award of a Cooperative Agreement to Dartmouth College and University of Maryland for a May 2015 event entitled “Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.”  In addition to support from NEH, additional funds have been provided through a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to

26 Nov 2014

MITH’s Ed Summers discusses his Ferguson Twitter archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Wed, Nov 26, 2014|Alerts, Research|

Cross-posted and edited from a blog entry on medium.com: On Forgetting and hydration. After writing about the Ferguson Twitter archive a few months ago, I received requests from three people both outside and within University of Maryland, for access to the data. My response to the external academic researchers was to point them to Twitter’s

24 Nov 2014

Music Addressability API

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Mon, Nov 24, 2014|Alerts, News, Research|

The Enhancing Music Notation Addressability project (EMA) is creating a system to address specific parts of a music document available online. By addressing we mean being able to talk about a specific music passage (cfr. Michael Witmore’s blog post on textual addressability). On paper, something equivalent could be done by circling or highlighting a part

24 Nov 2014

MITH is Now Accepting Spring 2015 Digital Dialogues Speaker Nominations!

By | 2016-07-11T11:46:31+00:00 Mon, Nov 24, 2014|Alerts, Community, Digital Dialogues|

MITH is accepting nominations for potential speakers for our Digital Dialogues series in the Spring 2015 semester.  Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange that you can build into your weekly schedule. To see

3 Nov 2014

Digital Lecture Series on the Impact of Feminist Activisms in the 21st Century Starts Today

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:07+00:00 Mon, Nov 3, 2014|Events|

During her tenure as Clara and Robert Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies, MITH fellow Hester Baer will be collaborating with an international group of scholars to convene a conversation around feminist activisms through digital lectures and discussions on social media. This exciting series of lectures starts today. From the abstract for the series: "Feminisms in the

3 Nov 2014

Alex Wright: The Platonic Network

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:26+00:00 Mon, Nov 3, 2014|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Alex Wright
Etsy, The New York Times, and IBM
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Nov 11, 2014
12:30 pm

In 1934, a little-known Belgian bibliographer named Paul Otlet described something very much like the World Wide Web, sketching out plans for a network of "electric telescopes" connecting people to a vast collection of documents, images, and audio-visual material. He dubbed the whole thing the Mundaneum, describing it as a "réseau mondial" - a worldwide

27 Oct 2014

Darius Kazemi: Strange Bedfellows: Digital Humanities, Internet Art, and the Weird Internet

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:26+00:00 Mon, Oct 27, 2014|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Darius Kazemi
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Nov 4, 2014
12:30 pm

Kazemi will discuss the "Weird Internet," a wildly popular creative internet-native subculture, and its intersections with Digital Humanities and Internet Art (in the fine arts tradition). The Big Data approach to analysis of texts is painfully limited in the knowledge it can produce. This talk will take Bruno Latour's Compositionist Manifesto as well as the speaker's

20 Oct 2014

Andrew Johnston: Models of Code and the Digital Architecture of Time

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:27+00:00 Mon, Oct 20, 2014|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Andrew Johnston
North Carolina State University
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Oct 28, 2014
12:30 pm

Andrew Johnston will discuss a portion of his forthcoming book, Pulses of Abstraction: Episodes from a History of Animation, which traces the emergence of real-time computer graphics and animation in the 1970s. Focusing especially on a programming language developed through funding from the National Science Foundation and that language’s use at the art and engineering collective called the Circle