The Fall 2007 MITH Digital Dialogues schedule is now available (PDF). As always, Digital Dialogues are Tuesdays at 12:30 in the MITH conference room (McKeldin Library). We especially like seeing visitors from our neighboring campuses around town.
We have a terrific line-up this semester, with local UMD talent (JONATHAN AUERBACH, MARTHA NELL SMITH, TANYA CLEMENT, JOSEPH JAJA, PHILIP RESNIK) presenting their current research on topics as diverse as digital tools for not-reading a famously unreadable book to the computational linguistics of “spin” to early cinema as new media to digital archiving and preservation.
We also have a number of distinguished visitors from off campus, coming from places like the Smithsonian, IBM, the Internet Archive, and the NEH. Come drop by for a fireside chat with BRETT BOBLEY about the NEH’s new Digital Humanities Initiative, or hear the University of Georgia’s DAVID SALTZ talk about “simulating liveness” in his Virtual Vaudeville project and in Second Life; or hear CHRIS FUNKHOUSER on why electronic poetry is like Scrabble. Plus much, much more.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September the 11 at 12:30 for our first event, with Tanya Clement on “Using Digital Tools to Not-Read Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans.”