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Symposium on Digital Scholarship 1/28/11, Fir Room

Symposium on Digital Scholarship
January 28 2011, 9:00-5:00
Fir Room, Erb Memorial Union

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Opening Remarks:                       Deb Carver, Dean of University Libraries

2010-11 HASTAC Scholars:    Andrew Bonamici, Associate University Librarian

Scholars: Ashley Gibson (MA, Art History); Bryce Peake (PhD, Anthropology) Whitney Phillips (PhD, English/Folklore); Anne Stewart (undergraduate, English/Japanese); Staci Tucker (MA, SOJC); Tomas Valladares (MA, Arts & Administration); Matt Villeneuve (undergraduate, History); Mara Williams (PhD, SOJC).
Mentors: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration; Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures; Kevin Hatfield, History; Kate Mondloch, Art History; Carol Stabile, SOJC/English.

Keynote Introduction:      Scott Coltrane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

9:30-10:30:
“Modulated Subjects: MP3, Telephony, and the Imagined Auditor”
Jonathan Sterne

Professor of Art History and Communication at McGill University, Jonathan Sterne is the author of The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction and the forthcoming MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke University Press). He is currently a fellow of Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  http://sterneworks.org/

10:45-12:15                        Digital Studies at UO

  • Moderator: Kate Mondloch, Art History
  • Allison Carruth, English
  • Alisa Freedman, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Colin Koopman, Philosophy
  • Bish Sen, Journalism
  • Kartz Ucci, Digital Arts

12:30 – 1:30                         Lunch on your own in the EMU

  • Digital Scholars Advisory Board meeting, Fir Room

1:30-3:00                            UO Digital Projects:  Don Harris, Vice Provost, Information Services

  • Moderator: Douglas Blandy, Arts & Administration
  • ChinaVine: Doug Blandy and John Fenn, Arts & Administration
  • Oregon Petrarch Open Book: Massimo Lollini, Romance Languages
  • Fembot: Carol Stabile, SOJC/English, and Karen Estlund, Digital Collections, UO Libraries
  • Nolli Map of Rome/Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: James Tice, Architecture, and Erik Steiner, InfoGraphics

3:15-4:45                            Graduate Research in Digital Studies

  • Moderator: Carol Stabile

  • Ashley Gibson, Art History
  • Bryce Peake, Anthropology
  • Whitney Phillips, Folklore
  • Staci Tucker, School of Journalism and Communications
  • Mara Williams, School of Journalism and Communications

Sponsors:
Center for the Study of Women and Society *  Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies *  School of Architecture and Allied Arts *  School of Journalism and Communications * UO Information Services *  UO Libraries  * UO Digital Scholars

Alert: Food Justice Conference Website Launched this month

I wanted to share the following website, which aims to make effective use of social media and interactive multimedia to promote and prepare attendees for the upcoming Food Justice conference at UO.

Matt Villeneuve: 2010-2011 HASTAC scholar

UO undergraduate Matthew Villeneuve  has been appointed a 2010-2011 HASTAC scholar. HASTAC  Scholars blog about their department/institution, share their own work and the work of their colleagues, participate in the forums, write reviews and interviews, and help build HASTAC’s national community of digital scholars.

Matt Villeneuve, UO HASTAC scholar

Matt was nominated by UO Archivist Heather Briston, Associate University Librarian Andrew Bonamici and Kevin Hatfield, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, who highlighted Matt’s innovative work with the Residential Freshman Interest Group (FIG), two national conference presentations, and his forthcoming responsibilities  with the Undergraduate Editorial Board for the University Common Reading Program on-line forum, Mountains Beyond Mountains.

To see Matt and his nominating trio in action at the spring 2010 conference of the Coalition for Networked Information (where they discussed UO’s Living/Learning Center FIG research), click the link below:

http://news.cni.org/2010/07/27/video-web-2-0-and-the-study-of-history-from-spring-2010-cni-meeting-available/

HASTAC Scholars may be nominated until August 13, 2010. See our June 22  post for details on HASTAC’s call for 2010-2011 nominations, and congratulations to Matt.

New Voices for New Media: UO Student Conference 6/2

Wednesday 6/2
2-5 pm, Lawrence Hall 241

• ACCESS, INFORMATION, AND BOUNDARIES: HEATH BUNTING AND NEW MEDIA ART
John Bogaard, Art History

• THE PUBLIC SPACE OF TELEVISION – UTOPIAN IDEALS OF VIDEO ART AND THE INFLUENCE OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES
Ashley Gibson, Art History

• AT-HOME 3D PRINTING AND THE RETURN OF A CRAFT UTOPIA
Stacy Jo Scott, Art

• DYSTOPIAN VISIONS AND TECHNOLOGICAL ANXIETY IN THE WORK OF TACITA DEAN
Michaela Rife, Art History

• INFORMATION AS AGENCY: THE ‘HYPERMODERN’ AS FERTILE HABITAT FOR A DATA-CENTRIC EXPERIMENTATION LAB
Tali Purkenson, Art History

• FACE/INTERFACE: ANN HAMILTON’S PINHOLE PORTRAITS
Sonja Dahl, Art Continue reading

Wired Humanities Project “Virtual Oaxaca” recognized by NEH & NMC

The Wired Humanities Project, in collaboration with Dr. Jonathon Richter (Center for Learning in Virtual Environments), Professor Gabriela Martínez, and graduate students Alina Padilla Miller and Yasmin Acosta-Myers, has received news from NEH that WHP has won a Digital Dissemination and Impact supplemental grant to underwrite the creation of “Virtual Oaxaca” — a map-based, three-dimensional space in Second Life (and, later, Open Sim).

WHP will be adding still images, videos, drawings, and curricular materials to the various spaces they create ( archaeological sites, artistic communities, museums, and the ethnobotanical garden), enabling their preservation and dissemination.  This is part of WHP’s NEH-funded Summer Institute, but also a step toward their vision of a Virtual Americas project.  The Smithsonian Latino Center, MERLOT, and the New Media Consortium are WHP’s national partners in Virtual Oaxaca, while the local partner, CLIVE, is housed in the UO’s Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE).

This NEH grant follows the news that WHP won the national New Media Consortium contest for a free sim island in Second Life through the end of September. This is where Virtual Oaxaca will be built, to gather photos, video clips, and curricular materials from teacher-participants  during the Oaxaca NEH Summer Institute, July-August, 2010.

THATcamp PNW: 10/23-24 University of Washington

THATCamp PNW is coming to Seattle next October 23-24. Applications, especially from PNW scholars, are being sought by June 7 2010. The Humanities And Technology Camp is a two-day event where humanities and technology students, scholars, professionals, and dabblers convene to discuss the intersection of humanities research and technology, demo new projects, and learn more about digital humanities scholarship and programs in the Pacific Northwest region.

Learn more about THATCamp PNW 2010 at the University of Washington at http://www.thatcamppnw.org. You may also contact organizers Paige Morgan and Jentery Sayers (PhD Candidates, Department of English) at thatcamppnw@gmail.com.

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Mellon funds regional THATcamp coordination/training

In 2008, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason created THATCamp—The Humanities and Technology Camp—a yearly user-generated “unconference.” Organized on a shoestring and driven by participant interests, the new style of academic conference attracted a wide range of interest, and it spawned numerous locally-organized regional THATCamps in 2009, including recent events in Austin, TX, Pullman, WA, Columbus, OH, Los Angeles, CA, and East Lansing, MI. In coming months, additional THATCamps are planned for Paris, Toronto, London, Seattle, and other cities around the world.

Until now, the skeleton crew at CHNM (Jeremy Boggs, Dan Cohen, and Tom Scheinfeldt) has worked diligently to meet the many requests for assistance  from prospective organizers. With the announcement of a major grant from the Mellon Foundation, CHNM will finally be able to give local organizers and the regional THATCamp network the attention they deserve.

CHNM’s aim with the new funding is not to alter the essential bootstrap nature of THATCamp or the grassroots character of the regional events. None of the Mellon funding will be directed toward CHNM’s own Fairfax camp, and regional THATCamps will continue to be locally conceived, organized, and financed. Instead the program aims simply to make it easier for regional THATCamps to be established and run and to provide new supports for training aspiring digital humanists.

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