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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sounding Poetry with Digital Tools

Written on February 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm, by

Sounding Poetry with Digital Tools Dr. Joanne Swafford Although poetry is often treated as silent print on a page, this talk details how digital tools can augment poetry’s aural and performed dimensions. The talk presents two such digital projects: “Songs of the Victorians,” an archive and analysis of musical settings of famous Victorian poems, and  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours

Written on February 24, 2016 at 11:27 am, by

Digital Humanities Open Office Hours are held each week in the Digital Scholarship Commons (on the second floor of Snell Library). DH Open Office Hours are opportunities for students, faculty members, and librarians to discuss recent developments in the field of digital humanities and their own research. These are informal, conversational meetings held every week, and  Continue Reading »

Textual Environments: The Reinventions of Reading in Electronic Literature with Elika Ortega

Written on February 22, 2016 at 2:37 pm, by

Textual Environments: The Reinventions of Reading in Electronic Literature Dr. Élika Ortega In this talk I discuss a literary phenomenon I typify as a textual environment. Textual environments are works of electronic literature made up of a print book component and an electronic one. Because of their distributed architecture, textual environments are, indeed, laboratories to  Continue Reading »

Contesting Misognynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture with Moya Bailey

Written on February 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm, by

Contesting Misogynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture Dr. Moya Bailey Contesting Misogynoir: Black Women’s Digital Resistance in American Culture examines Black women’s critical responses to anti-Black misogyny in American media that is propelled via digital platforms. I first created the portmanteau misogynoir to name the specific combination of anti-Black and misogynistic representation in  Continue Reading »

DH Open Office Hours: Moya Bailey & Brooke Foucault Welles Work In Progress Talk

Written on February 17, 2016 at 11:21 am, by

This week’s DH Open Office Hours will feature a NULab Works in Progress talk by faculty members Brooke Foucault Welles, Moya Bailey, and collaborator Sarah Jackson. Join us at 1 PM on Wednesday in the DSC to hear about their work in Hashtag Activism and networked counterpublics in the digital age! Digital Humanities Open Office Hours  Continue Reading »

The Postal West: A New Spatial History with Cameron Blevins

Written on February 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm, by

The Postal West: A New Spatial History Dr. Cameron Blevins When the U.S. Civil War drew to a close in 1865, much of the American West remained a sparsely settled periphery with only tenuous connections to the rest of the country. Over the next three decades, the region underwent one of the most dramatic reorganizations  Continue Reading »

Presidential Speaker Series: “The Future of Dating”

Written on February 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm, by

See how love and mathematics combine as President Aoun has a conversation with Christian Rudder, founder of OK Cupid. This is the first in the new presidential speaker series “The Future of…” All those interested in Big Data will find this talk interesting – and apt, considering that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

Dan O’Brian: Exploring the Opportunities for an Urban Network Science

Written on February 10, 2016 at 2:10 pm, by

DAN O’BRIAN Research Director, Boston Area Research Initiative; Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice, NEU Exploring the Opportunities for an Urban Network Science Urban informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that leverages modern digital data and technology to reveal the behavioral and social dynamics. It has only been  Continue Reading »

Science & Arts Collective: Intro to Resources for Data Visualization

Written on February 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm, by

In this 1-hour session, we have CAMD graduate student Skye Moret-Ferguson and in-house Snell library visualization expert Steven Braun tell us about how they got interested in data visualization, how thinking about effective visualizations can give us a better understanding of the data itself and what are the cutting edge technologies making waves in the  Continue Reading »