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Digital Humanities 2011 Day Two #dh11

posted on 21 Jun 2011 17:34 by BGC DML

Moving on to day two DH11. Morning started off with particularly relevant panel on New Models of Materiality. Talks by Jean-Francois Blanchette, Johanna Drucker, & Matthew Kirschenbaum covered respectively infrastructure as foundation for digital humanities knowledge, critical theory as applied to digital humanities, and theorization of the digital archive.

Really liked the theory angle of the work and it provided a lot of good food for thought. My only comment would be that although the speakers touched on ecology, infrastructure, and resources, there was no political economic critique of the role of different institutions (corporations, governments, etc.) in shaping the digital landscape, especially with regards to networks, cloud computing, and large scale data storage.

Next up is the interface of the collection which will hopefully provide some insights on how our students and researchers use digital tools to work with collections and objects in our gallery.

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Digital Humanities 2011 #dh11

posted on 20 Jun 2011 16:02 by BGC DML


I am at the Digital Humanities 2011 conference this week and will be posting information relevant to the DML. First session I am in today is about virtual cities and digital histories. So far interesting projects include Main Street Carolina, T-RACES, and GeoScribe from Hypercities (a project that we had a speaker from at the BGC this spring).

Perhaps most relevant to BGC work is Tales of Thing which allowed people to scan objects using RFID and QR tags and add stories and information onto things. Objects were in an Oxfam store (donations like Goodwill) where people could listen to the recorded audio history of the object via scanning with a smartphone.

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