Posted on November 16, 2010 by roberthilllong
Today the New York Times decided that digital humanities deserved a write-up. Appropriately, you can get the most from this wide-ranging article by Patricia Coen in its online incarnation, which is full of links to sources and resources named in the article. If you’re a latecomer to the notion of digital humanities, how it proposes to ‘dig into data’ differently than in a world of paper archives, and what fresh interpretations it proposes via data visualization and similar tools, Coen’s introductory survey is a good place to start.
But please read it online–and follow its links, and their subsequent links. That’s the point the media itself makes: in such “links” (a mechanistic term some of us dislike, preferring an expansive, living metaphor like tree / branch /root /twig /leaf /seed /fruit), the story itself branches out and roots around in the active reader’s intelligence long after the paper version of the article has been recycled.
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Posted on November 9, 2010 by roberthilllong
HASTAC scholar and English PhD student Whitney Phillips is on record about the sleazy practice of cyber-trolling (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7283797.html), but tonight will be part of an Oregon Think Tank panel titled Why Do We Laugh? The Psychology & Culture of Humor, November 9, 7:00-8:30PM in the Living Learning Center Performance Hall.
This interdisciplinary panel discussion will explore cultural and psychological origins and meaning of humor and comedy. (more…)
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Posted on November 5, 2010 by roberthilllong
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This links you to a PowerPoint NEH presentation by NEH program officer Jennifer Serventi which accompanied a Skype meeting between Jennifer and several members of the UODS community, including UODS Organizing Committee members Carol Stabile (Center for the Study of Women and Society), Kate Mondloch (Art History), Bish Sen (School of Journalism), Helen Chu (Director of Academic Computing) and Robert Long (Research and Faculty Development), as well as John Fenn (Arts Administration), Karen Estlund (Director of Digital Collections), Allison Carruth (English, Morse Center Fellow), Albert Narrath (Art History), Emily Afanador (Oregon Folklife Network), and Emily Walters (Eugene community activist on healing strategies).
If you’re a UO faculty member or grad student who wants to talk about NEH funding possibilities (including but not limited to Digital Humanities funding), contact Robert Long: rohilong[at]uoregon[dot]edu. You can also follow Robert’s tweets on grant deadlines http://twitter.com/roberthilllong, and (as Robert does), follow Jennifer Serventi on digital humanities & NEH matters: http://twitter.com/JenServenti.
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