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20 Jan 2015

Shannon Mattern Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:26+00:00 Tue, Jan 20, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Shannon Mattern
The New School
MITH Conference Room
Tue, Feb 24, 2015
12:30 pm

While “smart” cities and urban “sentience” seem to be products of new networked technologies, our cities have actually been mediated, and intelligent, for millennia. They’ve long been shaped by their roles as substrates for and containers of mediation, and they've long reflected the logics, politics, and aesthetics of their prevailing communications technologies. I advocate for an “urban

19 Jan 2015

A Look at #FergusonSyllabus

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:02+00:00 Mon, Jan 19, 2015|Alerts, Community, Research|

As a new semester is about to begin academics are busily putting finishing touches on their course syllabi. Here at the University of Maryland there has been sustained interest over the past few months in integrating discussion and thinking about the recent events in Ferguson, and subsequent #BlackLivesMatter movement into our classes. Look for news

15 Jan 2015

Researching Ferguson Update: Previewing MITH’s Teach Ins for #BlackLivesMatter at UMD

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Thu, Jan 15, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events, Research|

Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm MITH Conference Room 0301 Hornbake Library North A MITH Digital Humanities Incubator Roundtable Discussion of our ongoing work with Event-Based Social Media Data and Network AnalysisAs many of you know, MITH has been spearheading a series of meetings to develop research and teaching opportunities for the use of the

14 Jan 2015

An Invitation to Beta-Test the Infinite Ulysses Digital Edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Wed, Jan 14, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

In my previous post on this blog, I introduced my dissertational Infinite Ulysses project: a participatory digital edition that I've designed and coded for my uniquely shaped literature dissertation. I've now finished most of the work of building of the site. I've also finalized decisions around the online community experience such as writing statements on

13 Jan 2015

Ilya Kreymer will speak at MITH on January 20th on web archiving tools

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Tue, Jan 13, 2015|Alerts, Community, Events|

Please join us at MITH on Tuesday, January 20th at 11am for a presentation by Ilya Kreymer about his work on web archiving tools. Ilya’s open-source pywb software allows for high-quality replay (browsing) of archived web data stored in standardized ARC and WARC file formats. It is similar in principle to the Internet Archive's Wayback

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