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The International Amateur Scanning League, Unlocking the Federal Archives One Work at a Time

Thomas Gideon
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
12:30 pm

The federal government has produced and continues to produce a staggering amount of material, most of which is released directly into the public domain. The policies and processes for providing broad access in the age of the internet are still catching up both to that volume and new technologies. Experiments in public-private partnerships have been

By | 2016-07-21T15:02:34+00:00 Tue, Mar 15, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Playworlds: Rule Systems & Relational Art

Mary Flanagan
Mary Flanagan, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
12:30 pm

In this talk, Dr. Mary Flanagan presents games and artworks that function to create emergent values among both designers and players. Arguing that agency is a key concept to designing play systems, Flanagan explores games, values, and the conceptual concerns inherent in the rule systems that constitute contemporary play, especially focusing on the implications of

By | 2016-07-21T15:01:45+00:00 Tue, Mar 8, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Stop Being Polite and Start Getting Real: Professional Education for Professional Humanists

Tim Carmody
Tim Carmody, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvannia
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
12:30 pm

We’ve generally done everything we can in the humanities to ignore that a PhD is a every bit as much a professional degree as a degree in law, medicine, educational administration, information science, or business. The irony is that explicit training in the professional tools employed by professors, would actually make PhDs who end up

By | 2016-07-21T15:00:55+00:00 Tue, Mar 1, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Community, Cohesion, and Commitment: Developing and Deploying Open Source Tools in the UVa Online Library Environment

Julie Meloni
University of Virginia
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
12:30 pm

The University of Virginia Library is a key partner in the collaborative project known as “Hydra”; the goal of the Hydra Project is to create a comprehensive set of open source repository workflow tools that allow librarians and scholars to manage describe, deliver, reuse and preserve digital information. U.Va.’s committment to the project includes the

By | 2016-07-21T15:00:14+00:00 Tue, Feb 22, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Time and Place for Space and Time: Interfaces to Distributed Cultural Heritage Collections

Trevor Owens
Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12:30 pm

Digital cultural heritage collections include temporal, locative, and categorical data which are increasingly enabling new interfaces to our cultural heritage. These kinds of dynamic interfaces are what end users are starting to expect of their interactions. Trevor Owens, digital archivist at the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:12+00:00 Tue, Feb 15, 2011|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Developing the theatre-finder.org Project

Frank Hildy
Franklin J. Hildy, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
12:30 pm

Theatre Finder is a comprehensive online guide of all theatres world-wide that are over 100 years old. Collaboratively edited and peer reviewed, it has been designed for both tourist and scholarly audiences. The project combines 25 years of research by two-time MITH fellow, Prof. Franklin J. Hildy of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance

By | 2016-08-08T17:09:51+00:00 Tue, Nov 30, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Representing Lively Bodies in Sound: Legacies of Analog Signification in Digital Audio

Tara Rodgers
Tara Rodgers
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:30 pm

How did it become commonplace for creative practitioners and engineers in contemporary audio cultures to think of sounds as individual entities, with distinct aesthetic properties that can be technologically controlled? This talk will address this metaphor of electronic sounds as individuals, which is such a familiar concept in epistemologies of digital audio that it has

By | 2016-08-08T17:05:19+00:00 Tue, Nov 16, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Jason Scott and "Get Lamp"

Jason Scott
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
12:30 pm
co-sponsored by the Digital Cultures + Creativity (DCC) program and the Computer Science Department

At the dawn of the era of home computing, an unusual type of game was the most popular to play. With just a screen of text and a prompt, you would be asked the simple question: What do you want to do next? As you typed in commands and sentences, the games would tell you

By | 2016-08-08T16:59:17+00:00 Tue, Nov 9, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Beyond Friending: @cunycommons and the Emergence of the Social University

Matthew Gold
Matthew K. Gold
The Graduate Center, CUNY
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
12:30 pm

What role should social networking play in academic communities, and what kinds of collaborations can result from the inclusion of social media in university networks? Using the CUNY Academic Commons – a site created by and for faculty members, graduate students, and administrators from the 23 campuses of the City University of New York –

By | 2016-08-08T16:52:59+00:00 Tue, Nov 2, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project

Hasan Elahi
Hasan Elahi
University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
12:30 pm

Artist Hasan Elahi will describe his experiences with FBI interrogation and his subsequent creative projects in his lecture, “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project,” along with other recent works as part of MITH’s Digital Dialogues series. After an erroneous tip called into law enforcement authorities in 2002, Elahi was subjected to an intensive post 9-11 investigation

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:12+00:00 Tue, Oct 26, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|