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What Counts as Contemporary Fiction? Scale, Value, and Field

James English
University of Pennsylvania
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12:30 pm

Scholars of contemporary fiction face special challenges in making the turn toward digitized corpora and empirical method. Their field is one of exceptionally large and uncertain scale, subject to ongoing transformation and dispute, and shrouded in copyright. I will present one possible way forward, based on my work for a special issue of Modern Language

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:21+00:00 Sun, Sep 20, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

A Woman's Touch: Manual Labor, Pink Collar Workers, and Feminist New Media Origin Stories

Elizabeth Losh
College of William and Mary
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:30 pm

The study of computational media still has far to go when it comes to contradicting the solo white male inventor myths that are often reified in mainstream culture, although recent work in media archaeology that emphasizes the manual labor of participants with the apparatus is changing the narrative about the rise of software culture. It

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:22+00:00 Tue, Sep 1, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Do read the comments: Designing digital editions for a public humanities conversation

Amanda Visconti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
12:30 pm

Scholarly editors are an integral part of the continuum that keeps the stories of the past available to and understood by the present—but in Taylor’s formulation, the "you" is just as important: that public of readers beyond the academy whose interest keeps the humanities alive and relevant. This talk will explore how we can design digital archives and editions to be more than simply publicly accessible.

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:23+00:00 Tue, Mar 31, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Between the Document and the Digital Map: The Need for the Archive and GIS to Analyze the Nazi Built Environment

Paul-Jaskot
Paul Jaskot
DePaul University
Collaboratory for Visual Culture
Monday, March 30, 2015
12:30 pm
Co-sponsored by the Art History & Archaeology Department

Please note that this Digital Dialogue is a special co-sponsored talk in conjunction the Art History & Archaeology Department, and occurs on a different weekday and location. The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture is located in Room 4213 of the Art and Sociology Building. The Central Building Office at Auschwitz

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Mon, Mar 23, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Performing the Digital Edition: Textual Scholarship and the Digital Consumption of Music Scores

Raffaele-Viglianti
Raffaele Viglianti
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:30 pm

What is the future of sheet music? The flexibility of the digital medium, as opposed to the rigidity of the printed form, calls for a more modern concept of the music score. Even digital sheet music, in most cases, is designed to be printed; it is either produced with typesetting software, or made of images

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:24+00:00 Tue, Mar 17, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Head-and-Shoulder Hunting in the Americas: Exploring Lobotomy's Visual Culture

Miriam Posner
University of California, Los Angeles
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
12:30 pm

Walter Freeman, the world’s foremost proponent and practitioner of lobotomy, was also an obsessive photographer. He almost invariably took photos of his patients before and after surgery, often tracking them down years after the operation to capture their images. These cross-country trips to photograph patients, which Freeman called head-and-shoulder hunting expeditions, consumed the physician during

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:25+00:00 Mon, Mar 2, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Kill Time, Make History: Building Inspector and other HCI Case Studies from NYPL Labs

Mauricio Giraldo
NYPL Labs
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
12:30 pm

I'm currently an interaction designer at NYPL Labs, The New York Public Library’s digital innovation unit. One of our latest projects is Building Inspector, a tool to extract data from historic insurance atlases through a combination of computational (vectorization, computer vision, alpha shapes) and human (crowdsourcing, game design concepts) processes. This talk will provide an insight

By | 2017-02-06T10:47:25+00:00 Mon, Feb 23, 2015|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues, Events|

Strata of Sentience: Deep Mapping the Media City

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Shannon Mattern
The New School
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, February 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

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

The Platonic Network

Alex Wright
Etsy, The New York Times, and IBM
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 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

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

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

Darius Kazemi
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, November 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

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