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Countdown to the DML Competition Winners' Showcase: Day 56

Public Matters, an organization that helps develop "creative strategies for civic engagement," was one of the collaborators on Hypercities (from the 2008 DML Competition), and will be on the Designing for Community panel at the Designing for Learning Futures conference to discuss their work with Hypercities' Historic Filipinotown. This year's 2010 DML Competition showcase will be limited to demonstrations of current projects, but we have an impressive number of former DML winners attending DML 2011 and I'm glad to see that Hypercities has a spot on the schedule.

Pay attention to both Public Matters and Hypercities in the months and years ahead: both groups are moving ahead on initiatives and projects well worth following. Public Matters is a collaborator on the 2010 DML Competition project, Out the Window (which is also part of a panel at the DML Conference 2011),and was recently awarded a 5-year grant from the National Institute of Health with UCLA and Keck Medical School at USC.

Hypercities has had a great year as well. Todd Presner reported back to us on winning (with co-PI Phil Ethington)a Haynes Foundation Grant for Mapping Los Angeles Research Online with HyperCities: An Open Access Publishing and Collaboration Platform. Hypercities also won a Google Digital Humanities Research in 2010, plus earned a major publication and NEH Scholar-in-Residence Award for Visualizing Statues in the Late Antique Roman Forum by Gregor Kalas (A HyperCities publication using 3D models of the Roman Forum with HyperCities embedded in another website): http:/

For those in the HASTAC community interested in scholarly publishing and digital humanities, Todd's recent publications will also pique interest:

Todd Presner: "Hypercities: A Case Study for the Future of Scholarly Publishing," The Shape of Things to Come, ed. Jerome McGann (Houston: Rice University Press, 2010), 251-7. Also available online:

Todd Presner: "Digital Humanities 2.0: A Report on Knowledge," Emerging Disciplines, ed. Melissa Bailar,(Houston: Rice University Press, 2010), 63-86. Also available online:

New Historic Filipino Collection (extensive library of video/oral histories):


Countdown to the 2010 DML Competition Showcase features Where Are They Now? updates on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 winners. The 2010 DML Competition winners will showcase their projects at the Designing Learning Futures DML Conference on March 4, 2011 in Long Beach, California.

Visit our DML Countdown page to view more updates from featured projects.


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