Archive for October, 2011

Tablet-base “reading”

Posted on October 15, 2011 in Uncategorized

A number of us got together today, and we had nice time doing show & tell as well as discussing “tablet-based ‘reading'”. We included:

  • Carole Pilkinton
  • Charles Vardeman
  • Elliott Visconsi
  • Eric Lease Morgan
  • Jean McManus
  • Laura Fuderer
  • Markus Krusche
  • Sean O’Brien

Elliot demonstrated iPad Shakespeare while Charles and Markus filled in the gaps when it came to the technology. Sean and I did the same thing when it came to the Catholic Youth Literature Project. Some points during the discussion included but were not limited to:

  • the two projects complement each other in their approaches
  • the availability of usable texts make such projects difficult
  • evaluating the effectiveness of these tools is challenging
  • such applications require significant resources to create
  • these types of application demonstrate a large degree of potential

Fun in academia and the digital humanities.

Big Tent Digital Humanities Meeting

Posted on October 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

Well, it wasn’t really a “Big Tent Digital Meeting”, but more like a grilled cheese lunch. No matter what it was, a number of “digital humanists” fro across campus got together, learned a few new faces, and shared our experiences. We are building community.