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7 Nov 2017

Alexandrina Agloro Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-11-09T12:48:47+00:00 Tue, Nov 7, 2017|Uncategorized|

How can interactive media supplement and support justice-related social movements? Alexandrina Agloro, media artist and assistant professor, will discuss the landscape of design and digital humanities projects geared toward social change, and share some of her current projects. Each of these projects incorporate pieces of reimagining archives, culturally relevant education, game development, and tools

31 Oct 2017

Walter Forsberg Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-11-09T12:31:35+00:00 Tue, Oct 31, 2017|Uncategorized|

Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will present an overview of the new museum’s audiovisual digitization programs and activities, in place since 2014. Forsberg will discuss how NMAAHC established digital file-management workflows, target specifications, equipment sourcing, and access platforms, alongside screenings of newly-digitized

3 Oct 2017

Sarah Florini Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-10T16:45:53+00:00 Tue, Oct 3, 2017|Uncategorized|

Though publics are often conceived of as bounded by platform, users frequently deploy platforms in conjunction to create trans-platform digitally networked publics. The multi-media and trans-platform nature of such publics provide users with a range of affordances that allow them to oscillate the public between functioning as an enclave or as a counter-public. This

26 Sep 2017

Nicole Cooke Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-10-10T13:56:39+00:00 Tue, Sep 26, 2017|Uncategorized|

Library and information science (LIS) has a dual history; as a profession that is over 80% white and female, the LIS workforce has been plagued with segregation and a lack of representation. However, LIS also has many amazing stories, stories of people of color changing the profession and the lives of their patrons. It

14 Mar 2017

Avery Dame Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-04-06T12:54:41+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

13 Mar 2017

The Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-07-10T11:23:56+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 | 2017-05-12T17:54:41+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

30 Jan 2017

Kishonna Gray Digital Dialogue

By | 2017-05-12T17:44:38+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