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Read/i/n/g/ as a Publishing Practice

Craig Saper
Craig Saper
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
12:30 pm

Digital Humanities research has found increased funding and job opportunities, and it has become a center piece of efforts to raise the rankings and profile of universities seeking the highest Carnegie Research status. It also has a blossoming industry that includes “text analytics” widely used in national security studies. That type of DH research usually means

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:09+00:00 Tue, Mar 27, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

A Conversation about Compulsion, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, and Virtual Reality

Lisa Snyder
Lisa M. Snyder
University of California at Los Angeles
1111 School of Architecture (Building 145)
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
2:00 pm
co-sponsored by the School of Architecture

Is there a place for virtual reality in the digital humanities toolkit? For all of the early hype surrounding the use virtual reality for teaching and learning and the ubiquity of online options for exploring three-dimensional worlds, the challenges inherent in developing and sustaining large-scale academic reconstruction projects limit their viability and likelihood for success.

By | 2016-07-14T14:27:25+00:00 Tue, Mar 13, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

The Archive’s Shadow

Lynn Cazabon
Lynn Cazabon
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
MITH Seminar Room
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Digital Cultures & Creativity Program at the Honors College and University Libraries

We regret that the audio is not available for Lynn Cazabon's digital dialogue. However, video and slides are available for viewing.

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Digital Humanities at Scale: the HathiTrust Research Center

Beth Plale
Beth Plale
Indiana University
MITH Conference Room
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:00 pm
co-sponsored by University Libraries

The recently formed HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is dedicated to the provision of computational access to the HathiTrust repository.The center’s mission is to provide a persistent and sustainable structure to enable original and cutting edge research in tools to enable new discoveries on the text corpus of the HathiTrust repository.  In this talk, I will

By | 2016-07-13T10:57:31+00:00 Wed, Feb 29, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Vocal Visions

Leigh Smiley
Leigh Wilson Smiley
University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies

The Visual Accent Dialect Archive (VADA) was created as a central resource for performers seeking authentic dialects and accents of the English language in which they could see the speakers as well as hear them. The gestural characteristics of the speakers from different regions, while unique to the speaker, are also unique to the culture

By | 2016-07-13T10:58:49+00:00 Tue, Feb 28, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Shakespeare from the Waist Down

Michael Witmore
Michael Witmore
Folger Shakespeare Library
2115 Tawes Hall
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Department of English

Using the analogy of a dancer to think about the ways in which poetic and theatrical effects are produced, Michael Witmore will explore the ways in which high-level theatrical effects — what literary critics call “plot” — might be visible in low-level activity at the level of the sentence. We may know a lot about

By | 2016-07-13T10:59:56+00:00 Tue, Feb 21, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Knowledge and Meaning in the Information Age: A Humanist Perspective on Wikipedia

Melanie Kill
Melanie Kill
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Department of English

Over the past decade, Wikipedia has drawn together a community of volunteer editors, translators, and programmers who have created the largest encyclopedia in history and one of the ten most visited websites in the world. But, while Wikipedia was born online, many of the ideas that inform its composition have long histories. Human beings have

By | 2016-02-29T18:57:52+00:00 Fri, Feb 17, 2012|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Mobile for Museums and Cultural Heritage

Nancy Proctor, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Institution
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
12:30 pm

Mobile platforms have become a critical social media platform and tool for creating “network effects” by connecting communities, conversations and initiatives in the museum of the 21st century. Nancy Proctor will talk about how mobile is helping transform the museum into a distributed network, and will offer for discussion specific examples of how mobile projects

By | 2016-07-21T14:58:48+00:00 Tue, Dec 6, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

‘It’s not a game to me:’ ARGs, Game Design & Secret Agents in the Schoolroom

Beth Bonsignore, Ann Fraistat, Kari Kraus, Amanda Visconti
MITH
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
12:30 pm

The Arcane Gallery of Gadgetry (AGOG) is a sort of narrative wunderkammer of an alternate reality game (ARG), a “cabinet of curiosities” combining a rich and oftentimes mysteriously fragmented historical tapestry with what Rob MacDougall has called “playful historical thinking.” By incorporating counterfactuals and re-imagining the past, AGOG is designed to lead players into a

By | 2016-07-21T14:58:08+00:00 Mon, Nov 28, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Everything is Animated: Pervasive Media and the Networked Subject

Beth Coleman
Beth Coleman, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
12:30 pm

In a world of pervasive media and ubiquitous computing, this talk asks what happens as everything (objects, subjects, and actions) moves toward animation across a network. How does media and mediation affect our sense of agency? I use the example of A Scanner Darkly (dir. Linklater 2006) to discuss the effects of pervasive media and

By | 2016-07-21T14:56:48+00:00 Tue, Nov 15, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|