Events

News about regional, national, and international DH events of interest to students and scholars at IUP.

Keywords Chat - Glitch Aesthetics, Weds. 4/5 at Noon

Doctoral student Bradley Markle will lead this week's discussion on "Glitch Aesthetics,"
which involves using errors and corruptions in digital transmission as a basis for making art.

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

Keywords Chat - Glitch Aesthetics, Weds. 4/5 at Noon

Doctoral student Bradley Markle will lead this week's discussion on "Glitch Aesthetics,"
which involves using errors and corruptions in digital transmission as a basis for making art.

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

Keywords Chat - Flarf, Weds. 3/22

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Prof. Ken Sherwood will lead the next chat in the #Keywords series. "Flarf is an early twenty-first century neologism ... to describe a poetic composition tactic specific to networked digital media, the sensibility that informs it, and, eventually a poetic movement.... Flarf composition typically involves the application of constraint based appropriate to digital media; in Flarf, this often involves burrowing into Google search results for inappropriate, awkward, obscene, or otherwise non-literary text." (Flarf, Darrwn Wershler).

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

Keywords Chat - Interactive Fiction, Weds 3/1

Graduate student Zainab Younus will lead the next chat in the #Keywords series. Interactive Fiction is considered a form of born-digital literature and forerunner to contemporary narrative video games. Ranging from text based adventures, to commercial products in the 1980s and 1990s, to contemporary fan fiction in the present -- IF continues to fascinate reader/players and writer/programmers.

Zainab has generously shared her ** Interactive Fiction Slides ** . If you miss the Chat, you will find still find the slides and the links to classic IF works very useful!

#Keywords Chats on Digital Culture aim to foster a conversation on diverse digital culture topics outside of the classroom. Participants join in the round table discussion, enjoy illuminating "demos" and benefit from the expertise of a student or faculty chat leader.

#Keywords - Chats on Digital Culture Series Launches for Spring 2017

The DHC launched the #Keywords (Chats in Digital Culture) with an exciting discussion on Machinima, led by graduate student Mark DiMauro. We had a wonderful discussion and shared some interesting examples.

The 14 attendees at our first session selected some topics for future discussions.

    Further Spring Events
  • 3/1 Interactive Fiction
  • 3/22 Flarf
  • 4/5 Glitch Aesthetics
  • 4/19 Quest Narrative

Creative Coding Brings Together Art, Humanities, and Technology

Enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students from Art and English worked with visitor Tony Duvfa to explore creative coding using Processing. The introductory workshop, co-sponsored by the Department of English exposed non-programmers to "sketching" with code.

Processing or P5.js is a language and programming approach developed at MIT that aims "to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners, and reinterprets this for today's web." Increasingly, this approach is also being adopted in the humanities as a means to develop "code-literacy" or to encourage what MIT Professor Nick Montfort, in a book by the title, calls "Exploratory Programming."

Whether employed for analytical purposes in the humanities or creative purposes in the arts, Processing enables novices to engage deeply in learning algorithmic thinking.

Based on the success of the workshop and enthusiasm of participants, members of the IUP community will be invited to join in regular meetings of a "Creative Coding Circle" which will begin meeting in Spring 2017.

Spreading the Word: Open Access Digital Scholarship in the 21st Century

Thurs, Nov. 12, 11am

The manner in which students and scholars produce and consume research has undergone a shift in recent decades. Expanded research territories, rich avenues for collaboration, and new paths for sharing knowledge abound. At the same time, questions remain for many about this new landscape, such as: What is the status of open access journals? What are the most professional ways for authors to leverage their rights to share research? What roles are available for libraries, university centers, departments, professional organizations, or individual scholars in promoting open access? How can the scholarly community navigate this landscape to accomplish our individual and collective goals?

Join us for a presentation by Josh Bolick (Scholarly Communications Librarian, Watson Library, University of Kansas) to learn more about institutional repositories, open access journals, and the present and future of digital scholarship. Mr. Bolick will introduce these topics from his experience as a scholarly communications librarian, address specific opportunities available to the IUP community, and respond to audience questions.

Format: 45 min presentation, 15 min Q&A

Location: (Stabley 201)
(Please RSVP - http://bit.ly/OpenAccessIUPEvent; refreshments will be served following the presentation)

Co-sponsors:
Center for Digital Humanities and Culture
IUP Libraries
Department of English Colloquium Series
School of Graduate Studies and Research

Sherwood Leads Workshop for Faculty, Library Archivists, and Grads at U Cincinnati

Kenneth Sherwood, Associate Professor of English and DHC Co-director, led a day-long workshop for the Elliston Project Digital Archive at the University of Cincinnati on 5 October, 2013. The workshop introduced UC faculty, library staff, and graduate students to theories and strategy for teaching with poetry audio.

Opportunities for DH Students and Scholars at the 2013 MLA

The Humanities and Technologies CAMP
THATCamp MLA is an "unconference" affiliated with this year’s Modern Language Association Convention and will be hosted at Northeastern University in Boston, MA on January 2, 2013. Sessions will be held the day before the MLA Convention, which runs from January 3-January 6 in Boston. Applications for THATCamp MLA will open on September 7, 2012. Apply: http://mla2013.thatcamp.org/

DH Commons Workshop