Sunday, April 20, 2014

4Humanities Event at CSUN


Date: May 16, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The Linda Nichols Joseph Room of Jerome Richfield Hall (JR 319), California State University, Northridge (Map)
Contact: Scott Kleinman (scott.kleinman@csun.edu)

4Humanities is a group of digital humanists who seek to assist in advocacy for the humanities by harnessing the skills and resources of the digital humanities community. On May 16, the local Southland 4Humanities chapters will meet at California State University, Northridge to work on the WhatEvery1Says Research Project (#WhatEvery1Says).

WhatEvery1Says emerges from the local chapter of 4Humanities at UC Santa Barbara (4Humanities@UCSB) to identify public perceptions of the humanities, formulate the core value(s) of the humanities, and strategize ways to “frame” these values for effective communication (through framing narratives, metaphors, scenarios, paradigms). The project’s purpose is to canvass and analyze public and academic discourse about the humanities in order to help advocates develop a coherent message about why the humanities matter to people and society. The project will conduct systematic, strategic research on perceptions of the humanities, on what academics and others believe the core values of the humanities to be, and on the way people “frame” narratives about the humanities. Data will be gathered through text mining and analyzed through forms of computational analysis such as topic modeling. Further information is available on the project planning site.

Anyone who would like to become involved with 4Humanities or WhatEvery1Says is welcome to join us. Although the primary goal of the meeting will be planning and strategizing for WhatEvery1Says, there will be a time slot for people to talk give short presentations on whatever DH topics they would like. Lightning talks to longer demos will both be considered, and the timetable below will be adjusted accordingly.

The following is a preliminary schedule which is likely to undergo some change before the date of the meeting.

10:00-12:00

  • Introductions
  • Background on the Project
  • Discussion of opportunities for grant funding to support WhatEvery1Says and/or other 4Humanities activities.
  • Creating some timelines for some smaller 4Humanities projects or discussion of structures for collaboration.

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00

  • Preparatory work and training for topic modelling.
  • Collective or small group run-through on a small corpus.

3:00-5:00

  • A time slot for people to talk about and/or demo their DH projects, either in the form of lightning talks or "extended" lightning talks.

More information will be posted soon.

Monday, March 17, 2014

DHSoCal Meeting

Friday, April 18 from 10 to 1 p.m. at the Seuss Room in Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego

Digital Humanities – Southern California will be hosting a meeting open to all practitioners of digital humanities and those who are curious to know more. This meeting will be geared toward sharing our local assets, challenges, ongoing projects, and ideas.

Please RSVP if you plan on attending, either in person or virtually. Lunch will be provided for those who attend in person.

Tentative Agenda

1) Introductions

2) Discussion of current projects, plans, partnerships, and efforts underway

3) Discussion of desired future efforts: thinking strategically 5 years-out

a) West Coast DH undergrad conference
b) THAT Camp

4) Collaboration
a) Teaching DH classes/ student projects across campuses
b) Sharing successful models for teaching and institution-building
c) Pooling institutional contacts to funding agencies

5) Build out DHSoCal website

Additional topics for discussion:

May 16 4Hum event
SouthWest Regional DH event

Directions, parking, and bus information here

This event is sponsored by the Geisel Library and the Center for the Humanities.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Intertwingled, April 24 at Chapman University

EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no "subjects" at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly.

Theodor Holm Nelson wrote those words 40 years ago in his book, Computer Lib. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the publication of Computer Lib, Chapman University is hosting a conference, "INTERTWINGLED: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson,” on April 24, 2014.
The conference “INTERTWINGLED: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson” will examine and honor the work and influence of this computer visionary and re-imagine its meaning for the future.
The conference will take place in the Chapman University Boardroom, Argyros Forum 2nd floor, from 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Inquiries can be made to Doug Dechow at dechow@chapman.edu or phone  (714) 532-7781.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Join us as John Seely Brown and other innovators Reclaim Open Learning

September 26-27, 2013 at Calit2, University of California, Irvine

This international convening is the culmination of the Reclaim Open Learning Innovation Challenge, committed to surfacing individuals and organizations that are transforming higher education toward connected and creative learning, open in content and access, participatory, and building on a growing range of experiments and innovations in networked learning.

– FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –

Please feel free to follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ReclaimOpen. Certain portions of the Reclaim Open Learning Symposium will be streaming live via theDML Research Hub's YouTube Channel. For more information about the Agenda, the list of Innovation Challenge Winners, and how to watch select parts of the Symposium online in realtime, please visit dmlhub.net/reclaim-open-learning-symposium.

Lodging

Radisson Hotel Newport Beach - 4545 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92660. The Radisson Hotel Newport Beach is pleased to offer a preferred room rate of $129 +tax for UC Irvine guests. This rate includes complimentary Full Hot American Breakfast Buffet for One(1), Scheduled round trip shuttle to John Wayne Airport, High Speed Wireless Internet, Self-Parking, USA Today Newspaper delivery Mon-Fri, and in-room bottle water.
Reservations can be made online at www.radisson.com using the unique UC Irvine corporate code 49443 or by calling our hotel reservation line at 1-800-333-3333 and requesting the University of California Irvine preferred rate.
Please contact Radisson Newport Beach - UC Irvine Travel Manager TJ Ransom at transom@radissonnewportbeach.com or 949-608-1077 for any additional information.
For more information, please contact: dmlhub@hri.uci.edu

This event is sponsored and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, University of California Humanities Research Institute, located at UC Irvine and is co-sponsored by the MIT Media Lab and Calit2.