This conversation will examine the intersection of Postcolonial Studies and Digital Humanities. Based on audience interest, we can take up a number of questions and topics:
1. How do issues of race, class, gender, and ethnicity manifest in digital products and sites (eg. social media, digital games, Wikipedia, etc)?
2. How is knowledge production through new media (on blogs, Twitter, digital archives, Wikipedia, etc) informed by the facets mentioned above as well as disparate internet access?
3. How do we advance the conversation on the digital divide within developed countries, but also in the developing world?
4. What kind of pedagogy is needed so that our students become critical new media consumers and producers?
5. Digital Humanities scholarship is mainly centered in the United States and Europe. What supports are needed to do DH elsewhere?
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At present we have no platform/space, outside of THATCampFL, for sharing ideas and exploring/generating research and teaching collaborations among Florida-based DHers. I’m interested in exploring possibilities for building a DH community site that would address this and perhaps lead to spinoff projects. It could be modeled after NYCDH.org, which was launched last summer, and could be built using CUNY’s Commons in a Box. We will need to think about how to make this site meaningful and sustainable. This past year I worked with our CAH tech team to install/launch UCF’s DH Academic Commons, and used it in my classes, but have not figured out how best to generate interest/activity among my colleagues with a shared interest in DH.
At present we have no platform/space, outside of THATCampFL, for sharing ideas and exploring/generating research and teaching collaborations among Florida-based DHers. I’m interested in exploring possibilities for building a DH community site that would address this and perhaps lead to spinoff projects. It could be modeled after , which was launched last summer, and could be built using CUNY’s . We will need to think about how to make this site meaningful and sustainable. This past year I worked with our CAH tech team to install/launch UCF’s , and used it in my classes, but have not figured out how best to generate interest/activity among my colleagues with a shared interest in DH.
I had a question about parking so I decided to add a post with some map images to help you out. The truth is, it could really not be easier. There is ample free parking across the street from where we will be meeting in the lot of the old Arena and the current Bob Carr center. CREATE is located 500 W. Livingston St. in Orlando and is, as noted, across the street from the Bob Carr Center for the Performing Arts.
The parking across the street is plentiful, as you can see in the satellite image below.
We will have the coffee hot for you tomorrow morning.
Many places have great introductory data science courses and resources like this course from Columbia, columbiadatascience.com/about-the-class/, a 3 course sequence at UF (each course is 3 credits) on data in Computer Science, and UCLA’s Intro to Digital Humanities (dh101.humanities.ucla.edu). UCLA’s Intro to Digital Humanities covers “Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors.”
I’m missing or haven’t found what I would consider to be an introductory data course that covers “Concepts, Methods, and Tutorials for Students and Instructors” at the level that my experience tells me is needed. I’m not confident that I’m correct on this, but I have too many conversations on data with folks from all fields and all levels where there are gaps that could be best supported with more on concepts. Other findings support this need:
After coding and analysis, several major themes emerged from the faculty’s observations of graduate students’ deficiencies in data management. These themes are metadata, standardizing documentation processes, maintaining relationships among data, ethics, quality assurance, basic database skills, and preservation. (muse.jhu.edu/journals/portal_libraries_and_the_academy/v011/11.2.carlson.html)
The full article for the quote above lists core competencies and more completely explains their findings. My reading of it indicate a need for greater emphasis on concepts (as well as being applied to specific data needs). UCLA’s Intro to Digital Humanities is the best model for what I’m looking for, but I’m looking for greater emphasis on data, so removing some of that course and then adding in more resources like those from Columbia’s Intro to Data Science.
In this session, I’d like to discuss developing the framework for such a course, with the understanding that there would be many guest lecturers and teachers, including:
- How is the need covered already? What existing models/examples should be used?
- What would be the concept and one tool that this course can’t live without?
- What elements would be essential for the course? (Scale, unit operations, procedural rhetoric, provenance, metadata as “constructed, constructive, and actionable” alatechsource.metapress.com/content/p3022442071g7655/fulltext.html)
- How should the course be organized? (How much time on project management and working in teams?)
- How to ensure practical/applied learning as well as emphasizing concepts over mechanics (versus a current problem of “mechanics over concepts”: docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1012&context=lib_fspres)?
- Is this a data course, informatics course, DH course? How does this relate to what Cathy Davidson calls “Digital Literacy with a Maker Spirit”?
- How would this course look as a 1 week workshop, perhaps with ½ days on lectures and ½ days on applied?
- How would this course look as a DOCC (Distributed Online Collaborative Course, adanewmedia.org/2012/11/issue1-juhasz/)?
I work with students (mostly at UCF) and volunteers, using Google Earth to map pre-Columbian earthworks in the Bolivian Amazon. I am an archaeologist, and I travel to Bolivia for fieldwork, where I work with a community museum called the Museo Yacuma. If we can get together some laptops and some internet access, we could work together and do some mapping, and talk about the best ways to organize people into community research projects. Some relevant information is at the websites below:
This proposal is somewhere between a Make and a Talk, I think.
The Charles Brockden Brown archive www.brockdenbrown.cah.ucf.edu/ aims to encode and make searchable some 984 primary texts using XTF xtf.cdlib.org/ and TEI P5 www.tei-c.org/index.xml encoding standards.
In our session, we would like to talk about the meaning and function of “archives” and the kinds of issues we encountered in selecting, editing, coding, and rendering texts for a variety of users. The role of interface design and metadata use are of particular interest, along with more fully understanding how TEI encoding can be applied to such projects.
Our talk would be based on a slide presentation given at the Sorbonne in Paris last fall, and updated to reflect more recent developments with the project’s interface.
Mark Kamrath, Will Dorner, Syd Bauman
We are happy to see the registrations rolling in at an increasing pace. We are also happy to see that some adventurous Campers have begun posting their proposals for sessions for THATCamp Florida 2014. Now it is time for the rest of you to jump in and post your proposals. You can learn more about sessions proposals and the process for submitting them here.
A quick note on our proceedings for THATCamp: as an unconference the final schedule for the weekend will be decided the morning of the 15th when we gather for breakfast. There will be a whiteboard with a schedule grid and you can all slot in your sessions when/where you feel they would fit best. Keep in mind that there will concurrent breakout sessions throughout the weekend as well as Workshops that are more formal in nature. So, as with any conference, you will not be able to make every session in full. However, unlike most conferences, THATCamp encourages participants to move about during sessions as they feel it appropriate. The schedule of Workshops that will be offered is still coming together. We will post it here when it is ready, which should be some time next week.
The general schedule framework is as follows: Saturday morning we will meet for coffee and a light breakfast at 8:30 AM and begin working through the schedule for the weekend. The first sessions will start at 9:30. We will break for lunch (provided) for an hour at 12:30 PM and end the final session period on Saturday at 4:300 PM. NOTE: There is a complimentary reception at the Hotel from 5:00 until 6:30, so please plan to join us for that. On Sunday we will kick it off again at 8:30 AM and wrap things up for the day at 12:00 PM, ending THATCamp Florida for 2014.
Let us know if you have any questions via Twitter @thatcampfl or via email: markhlong at ucf dot edu.