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14 Mar 2017

Avery Dame Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-01T17:11:26+00:00 Tue, Mar 14, 2017|Uncategorized|

Digitization and online access are often presented as an important tool for making history, particularly those whose histories are rarely told, accessible to a broader audience. However, what happens to born-digital materials which can technically be accessed—but whose content and format may not be accessible in the contemporary media environment? In this presentation, I’ll talk

13 Mar 2017

The Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-03-13T14:25:53+00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017|

2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame spent his fellowship year building the Transgender Usenet Archive, a public archive of posts from five targeted Usenet newsgroups which grew in popularity during the 1990’s upswing in online discussion forums, in this case around groups which were central to the development of a transgender community.

15 Feb 2017

André Brock Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-28T17:42:48+00:00 Wed, Feb 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

A heartrending recent development of digital practice is the dissemination on social networks of videos of state violence against Black men and women, such as the Facebook video of Philando Castile’s passing, or the YouTube video depicting the arrest and beating of Sandra Bland. In response, many Black folk have begun describing the effects these

30 Jan 2017

Kishonna Gray Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-20T12:05:27+00:00 Mon, Jan 30, 2017|Digital Dialogues, Events|

As racial projects, video games legitimize white masculinity and hegemonic ideology through the ‘othering’ process. This is performed via pixelated minstrelsy by depicting Black and Brown bodies as objects to be destroyed and women as bodies to be dominated. The mediated story of Black characters is limited and situated within buffoonery (comedy) or crime

23 Jan 2017

Archiving Usenet: Adopting an Ethics of Care

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:45+00:00 Mon, Jan 23, 2017|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the fourth in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a

9 Dec 2016

Listening for the Static

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:45+00:00 Fri, Dec 9, 2016|Research, Winnemore Fellows|

This is the third in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. As you can guess from my last

17 Nov 2016

Visualizing Poster Activity on Usenet

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:46+00:00 Thu, Nov 17, 2016|Fellows, Research|

This is the second in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. One of the biggest challenges of working

9 Nov 2016

Dana Williams and Kenton Rambsy Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:45:56+00:00 Wed, Nov 9, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Patterns in literary scholarship suggest that serious considerations of a literary period do not fully begin until at least a generation after its emergence. Accordingly, meaningful scholarship on African American literature since 1970 is only now beginning to slowly emerge. Scholars interested in this period face two significant challenges. First, the sheer volume of literature

2 Nov 2016

Jim Casey and Sarah Patterson Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-02-06T10:40:29+00:00 Wed, Nov 2, 2016|Dialogue, Digital Dialogues|

Staking a claim in collaborative models of digital archiving, exhibition and geo-spatial visualization, Sarah Patterson and Jim Casey will introduce questions, concepts and outcomes central to the Colored Conventions Project's online restoration of the Colored Conventions Movement, 1830-1900. Working with literature and data connected to this understudied phenomenon in Black political organizing, Patterson and Casey

19 Oct 2016

“If it gets us talking, it can’t be bad:” Building the Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:47+00:00 Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Fellows, Research|

“If only one life is saved by the creation of this group, wouldn't it be worth it?  It's only a communications medium, and people are needlessly losing their lives and wasting their potential in self-destructive, maladaptive, denial-bases coping strategies.  The loss to our society is great, and needless...If it gets us talking, it can't be