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DH Working Group Meeting / Reading Group

Cowell Senior Commons Room Cowell College 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Digital Humanities Working Group will meet to discuss a shared reading. This quarter we will consider the field of Digital Humanities broadly and the challenges to the idea of a Digital Humanities field. To spark this discussion, we will read 3 selections from Matthew Gold, ed. Debatesin Digital Humanities (First published in print by University of […]

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Lisa Snyder: "The Devil is in the Detective Work: Researching and Reconstructing Cultural Heritage Sites with Special Emphasis on The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893"

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

One might argue that the creation of a computer reconstruction of a cultural heritage site requires a curious mix of academic training, detective work, and obsession. Unlike automated or algorithmic technologies that record extant sites and artifacts, building a three-dimensional computer model of an ephemeral or long-demolished environment combines traditional historical methods with new technologies […]

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Twitter 101 with Melissa De Witte

Graduate Student Commons

Twitter 101: A Hands-on Workshop Thursday, April 23 (12 – 1) at Graduate Student Commons It's impossible to ignore the word (and world of) Twitter. "Hashtag this" and "140-character that" is everywhere you go. You've probably seen people Live Tweeting at academic conferences and heard about a peer who saw exponential downloads on their latest […]

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Digital Humanities Working Group/Digital Pedagogy

McHenry Library, Room 1350

Wednesday, April 29 (5 – 7 PM) at FITC (McHenry 1350) Digital Humanities Working Group/Digital Pedagogy Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Commons, Learning Technologies, and FITC Faculty from across the university will offer lightning talks about new assignments and classroom strategies that integrate technologies into their pedagogy. Join the Digital Pedagogy group for a broad introduction […]

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Patrick Murray-John, “Latent Data: How, Where, And Why (Digital) Humanists Discover Data Hidden In Plain Sight”

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

In this talk, Murray-John will argue that data and the humanities have long held a close and fruitful interrelationship. Data in humanities research is not new; it is the capacity of new technology to do more with data that creates a sense of difference, possibility, and even anxiety. This talk will begin by looking at […]

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Working with Omeka: Building a Community of Users

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Join us for an all day symposium about using Omeka across the university and imagining the future of Digital Exhibit Building at the University of California. Calling all scholars, museum professionals, librarians, archivists, researchers and educators. Learn how to use Omeka to share your research or collections with the world, build online exhibits, display documents […]

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Digital Humanities Working Group / Work-in-Progress Conversation Aesthetics: Imagining Histories of Modern Lebanon, Fabiola Hanna

Humanities 1, Room 202

Hanna will present her recent work, We are History: A People's History of Lebanon, a digital interface that collects varied oral histories of a people and presents them in a disruptive but dialogical manner. Using contemporary oral histories about the 1981 siege of Zahle, Lebanon, the software is given the goal of generating a narrative from the […]

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Digital Humanities Working Group/Reading Group: A Conversation with Warren Sack

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Tuesday, May 26 (4 – 6 PM) at Humanities 210 Digital Humanities Working Group/Reading Group: A conversation with Warren Sack Warren Sack (Film & Digital Media) will lead a conversation about his article, “A Storytelling Machine: From Propp to Software Studies” (Les Temps Modernes (novembre-décembre 2013)). Join us to consider a genealogy of narrative construction, interactive storytelling, software studies, […]

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Digital Pedagogy: New Possibilities for Teaching with Canvas

McHenry Library, Room 1350

Co-sponsored by FITC and Academic Affairs UCSC is piloting the Canvas learning management system in the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about how Canvas can help manage your course materials […]

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Quantifying Creativity: Art through the Eyes of Computation

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Co-sponsored by the Data Science Initiative   Is the experience of art uniquely human? Can algorithms be artistic producers? Or, do machines remove the context and meaning from creativity? As artificial agents generate media and evaluate originality, how will we draw the line between human and machine aesthetics? How will the relationship between art, and […]

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