Collaborative Explorations in the Digital Humanities

Collaborative Explorations in the Digital Humanities
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

A Hands-On Workshop and Roundtable on Collaborative Scholarship in the Digital Humanities
As the tools and methods of the digital humanities become more specialized, increasingly scholars must turn to collaboration to approach what has commonly been considered solitary tasks, such as reading and interpretation.  This event, Collaborative Explorations in the Digital Humanities, organized by Mark Marino (USC Writing Program), offers a case study in collaborative reading, the book that collaboration produced, and a hands-on introduction to a new platform for collaborative digital scholarship. Join us for 2 events on November 20th at USC.

Part I, Introduction to ACLS Workbench (10:00 - 11:30 AM - SCI: L104 ) 
Feat. Mark C Marino and Erik Loyer
 A hands-on workshop introducing a scalar-based collaborative platform for digital scholarship.

 

Part II, Collaborative Reading Practices in the Digital Humanities - Round table with Q&A (12:00 - 1:30 PM) - SCA: 204
Feat. William Poundstone, Jessica Pressman, Jeremy Douglass, and Mark C Marino
A discussion of a collaborative digital humanities reading of William Poundstone’s work, using the tools of media archaeology, visual analytics, linguistic stylometry, and Critical Code Studies.

This event is sponsored by the USC Writing Program, USC Media Arts and Practice, The USC Libraries, and The Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS Lab)

 

Speakers

Erik Loyer uses tactile and performative interfaces to tell stories with interactive media and was one of the developers of the Scalar scholarship platform.

Jeremy Douglass is Assistant Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, where he researches and teaches games and playable media, electronic literature, and the art and science of data mining and information visualization.

Mark C. Marino is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in the Writing Program at USC where he directs the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab.

William Poundstone is the author of fourteen print books of nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Jessica Pressman is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University and directs SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative.

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