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The Design and Use of StoryKit: An Intergenerational Mobile Storytelling App

Beth Bonsignore
iSchool, University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
12:30 pm

Today's mobile devices are natively equipped with multimedia means for families to capture and share their daily experiences. However, designing authoring tools that effectively integrate the discrete media-capture components of mobile devices to enable rich expression remains a challenge. This presentation will provide a brief overview of collaborative technologies that support children's storytelling, with a

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Collaborative Approaches to Digital Humanities: Unconferences and Crowdsourcing

Dave Lester
MITH
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
12:30 pm

As MITH's newly-minted Assistant Director and a serial collaborator, Dave Lester will discuss the unconference (barcamp) model and his experience helping organize The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) while previously employed at George Mason University's Center for History & New Media. THATCamp has become an annual unconference hosted by GMU, and inspired regional digital humanities

By | 2016-08-08T16:10:30+00:00 Tue, Feb 16, 2010|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Ghosts of a Chance: A Museum-Based Alternate Reality Game

Georgina Goodlander
Georgina Goodlander
Luce Foundation Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
12:30 pm

The Smithsonian American Art Museum implemented the world's first museum-based Alternate Reality game titled "Ghosts of a Chance" in 2008. The game ran for three months, both on-line and in the real world, and attracted over 6,000 players. Goodlander will present an overview of the game, from a tattooed bodybuilder to the display of fake

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Archiving America: The Vitaphone, the DVD, and Warner Bros. (re)Store Jazz History

Jennifer Fleeger
Jennifer Fleeger
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12:30 pm

In 2007 Warner Bros. released the 80th anniversary DVD edition of The Jazz Singer, a boxed set that includes 34 conversion-era sound shorts and a 90-minute documentary about the Vitaphone and the birth of sound cinema. This collection is a tempered version of Warner's prior histories of the conversion that situate the studio squarely at

By | 2016-08-10T16:23:24+00:00 Tue, Nov 17, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

From the First Year Through Tenure: New Pathways for Humanities in a Digital Age

Greg Crane
Greg Crane
Tufts University
MITH Conference Room
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
12:30 pm

Classical studies offers one particular, but potentially powerful, window onto possibilities for the humanities. A growing, international body of classicists are dedicated not simply to creating digital tools but to reimagining the field against the opportunities and challenges of the digital world in which we already live. On the one hand, we are beginning to

By | 2016-08-10T16:01:28+00:00 Wed, Nov 11, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Great Ebook Throwdown

Ben Bederson, Nicholas Chen and Matt Kirschenbaum
Ben Bederson
University of Maryland
Nicholas Chen
University of Maryland
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
12:30 pm

Ebooks are suddenly everywhere again. Kindle, Nook, iPhone . . . after 2000 years, the codex is getting an upgrade. But what kind of electronic books and electronic reading devices do we really want? Are we trying to improve on the book, or create something new? Something different? Are there some universal design principles we

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

The Open Source Professor: Teaching, Research, and Transparency

Mark Sample
Mark Sample
George Mason University
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12:30 pm

What happens when the scholarship of teaching meets Web 2.0? Professor Sample argues the ideal result is the open source professor, a teacher and scholar who applies the tenets of the open source software community to his or her own professional life. This means sharing, conversation, collaboration, and reflection at every step in the teaching

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:13+00:00 Tue, Oct 27, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

If/Then 101: Teaching Programming at Maryland

Doug Reside
Doug Reside
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, University of Maryland
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
12:30 pm

How is programming taught at the University of Maryland? Are there any substantive difference in the way faculty and staff in different departments communicate the core ideas of the practice? This round table discussion will gather members of the campus community from different disciplines and colleges to publicly compare notes and discover whether there are

By | 2017-02-05T21:25:14+00:00 Tue, Oct 20, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

An Abundant Humanities Library

Sayeed Choudhury
Sayeed Choudhury
Johns Hopkins University
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
12:30 pm

One of the most exciting and potentially transformative aspects of digital humanities is an inflection from dealing with scarcity to dealing with abundance. Traditionally, humanities libraries have been defined by their emphasis on rare materials or special collections. What are the implications of having an abundant humanities library? As a greater amount of these materials

By | 2016-08-10T15:27:34+00:00 Tue, Oct 13, 2009|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|