Brown Bag Lunch: Jeffrey T. Schnapp, "metaLAB: A Progress Report"

posted on 20 Feb 2013 18:56 by Nynne Christoffersen
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Jeffrey T. Schnapp will be speaking as part of the Brown Bag Lunch series on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. His talk is entitled “metaLAB: A Progress Report.”

Jeffrey T. Schnapp is Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures, Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Director of the metaLAB at Harvard University. Before moving to Harvard in 2011, Schnapp occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford University, where he founded the Stanford Humanities Lab in 2000. He received his B.A. in Hispanic Studies (with a minor in Studio Art) from Vassar College and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University. A cultural historian with research interests extending from antiquity to the present, Schnapp’s recent publications include The Electric Information Age Book: McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback, co-editor, Adam Michaels (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012); ItaliAmerica: il mondo dei media, co-editor, Emanuela Scarpellini (Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2012); Modernitalia (New York: Peter Lang, 2012); and Digital_Humanities, co-authors, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, and Todd Presner (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012). He is currently at work with Matthew Battles on The Library After the Book (Harvard University Press), an exploration of future scenarios for libraries in the digital age. Schnapp’s pioneering work in the domains of digital arts and humanities, as well as curatorial practice, includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Canadian Center for Architecture.

Schnapp’s talk will survey a number of past and present projects underway at Harvard's metaLAB involving the curation and experience of living collections, the animation of archives, web platforms for the use and study of 3D collections, the future of libraries, and the use of open library data sets for research and recreation.

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