I hope you are all doing well. I saw this group, and then saw that nobody here. I decided to occupy it! If you are dissertating and thinking about adding digital components, if you aren't there yet but think you might want to add digital components, or if you are done dissertating but are curious to see where all this digital stuff is taking the dissertation, please join me! I feel like I am working in a void and I'd love to have people to speak with about all of this, share work, thoughts, and experiences as I go through this part of my Ph.D. program. I would also love if people who have done digital dissertations or digital components to their dissertation had a central location on HASTAC to share their work. What better place than this group?
What is happening with me and my dissertation (or why I want this group to be active)
I am entering that point where I am working on dissertated related research and writing drafts of things. Part of my method of thinking through what I'm working on is playing with pieces digitally. Occasionally, I make these things public. I've decided that some selected digital projects will need to be in my dissertaton. One of my co-chairs is also encouraging me to push for submission of a non-traditional dissertation. I'm not quite there yet. I have an image in my head of a digital version and a traditional (but digitally augmented) version of my dissertation. We'll see how it all works out in the end.
I hope some of you decide to join!