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'''Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm'''<br/>
 
'''Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm'''<br/>
 
''Format'': Introductory Lecture, Lightning Presentations and Moderated Discussion<br/>
 
''Format'': Introductory Lecture, Lightning Presentations and Moderated Discussion<br/>
''Leads'': [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/jschnapp Jeffrey Schnapp] and [http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/faculty/details.cgi?faculty_id=1535 Jesse Shapins], featuring [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser Urs Gasser]<br/>
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''Leads'': [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/#jeffrey Jeffrey Schnapp] and [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/#jesse Jesse Shapins], featuring [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser Urs Gasser]<br/>
''Participants'': [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Joseph Bergen], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ James Burns], Zamyla Chan, Jake Levine, [http://karaoehler.com/ Kara Oehler], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Kyle Parry], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Robert Gerard Pietrusko], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Joana Pimenta], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Julia Yezbick]
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''Participants'': [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Joseph Bergen], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/#james James Burns], Zamyla Chan, Jake Levine, [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/#kara Kara Oehler], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Kyle Parry], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/#bobby Robert Gerard Pietrusko], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Joana Pimenta], [http://metalab.harvard.edu/people/ Julia Yezbick]
  
This pillar session will address the current state of digital humanities, an umbrella term for new modes of scholarship that emphasize collaborative, trans-disciplinary, computationally-engaged research, teaching, and dissemination. Digital Humanities is less a unified field than an array of convergent practices that explore a universe in which print is no longer the normative medium in which knowledge is produced and disseminated; digital tools, techniques, and media have expanded traditional concepts of knowledge in the arts, human and social sciences. The session will address fundamental questions such as: How can traditional humanities skills be reshaped in multimedia terms? How and by whom will the contours of cultural and historical memory be defined in the digital era? How might practices of digital storytelling coincide or diverge from oral or print-based storytelling? What is the place of humanitas in a networked world?
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This pillar session will address the current state of digital humanities, an umbrella term for new modes of scholarship and public knowledge practice that emphasize collaborative, transdisciplinary and digitally-engaged research, teaching, and dissemination. Digital Humanities is less a unified field than an array of convergent practices that explore a universe in which print is no longer the normative medium, and digital tools, techniques, and media have expanded traditional concepts of knowledge in the arts, human and social sciences. The session will address fundamental questions such as: How can traditional humanities skills be reshaped in multimedia terms? How and by whom will the contours of cultural and historical memory be defined in the digital era? How might practices of digital storytelling coincide or diverge from oral or print-based storytelling? What is the place of humanitas in a networked world?
  
==Lightning Speakers==
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==Lightning Projects/Speakers==
*[http://zeega.org/ James Burns]
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*[http://extramuros.zeega.org/demo extraMUROS]
*Known Unknown (Kara Oehler)
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extraMUROS creates a multimedia-library-without-walls through an open source, HTML5 platform built on public APIs. The project aims to fundamentally change the way people discover, curate and share digital collections.
*[http://sensate.tumblr.com/ Julia Yezbick]
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*[http://jdarchive.org/?la=en Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters]  
*[http://extramuros.zeega.org/demo/ Robert Gerard Pietrusko]
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The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible as much of the digital record of the disasters as possible, to enable scholars and a wide public audience in the disaster area, in Japan, and around the world to understand these events and their effect. In the digital age, archives are no longer simply storage facilities for future generations, but are ''active public spaces'' immediately upon creation. Fundamental to this new paradigm is the reconfiguration of the archive as a living and dynamic place, where archives can be called into existence shortly following major events, the corpus is consistently expanding and the access to historical artifacts is contextualized through metadata derived from the public’s interaction with the archive itself.
*[http://www.jdarchive.org Kyle Parry]
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*[http://zeega.org/ Zeega]
*Society for Receipt Printer Reincarnation (Joseph Bergen)
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Zeega is an open-source HTML5 platform for creating interactive documentaries and inventing new forms of storytelling. Zeega will make it easy to collaboratively produce, curate and publish participatory multimedia projects online, on mobile devices and in physical spaces.
*[http://metalab.harvard.edu/projects/ Joana Pimenta] (scroll to "Augmented Harvard")
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*[http://sensatejournal.com/ Sensate, a journal for experiments in critical media practice]
* Jake Levine
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''Sensate'' is an online, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Our aim is to build on the current groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to integrate new modes of scholarship into the cognitive life of the academy and beyond.
* Zamyla Chan
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*Society for Receipt Printer Reincarnation
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*[http://metalab.harvard.edu/projects/#augmented-harvard Augmented Harvard]
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Augmented Harvard is a multi-year, University-wide installation that is composed of a network of physical artifacts that unlock site-specific experiences. These artifacts, or hubs, consist of such devices as thermal receipt printers, hacked Kinects, speakers or programmable LEDs. Augmented Harvard allows faculty, students, curators and the public to link Harvard exhibitions to other spaces and objects across the University, and to see otherwise invisible features of the campus landscape such as long-ago demolished structures, alternative architectural plans, and inaccessible archives as they rove the campus core.
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*[http://metalab.harvard.edu/projects/#known-unknown Known Unknown]
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Known Unknown is a new experiment in audio and interactive documentary that immerses audiences in the particularity of places, while interweaving the ambiguities and surprising pathways that emerge during the documentary process. Known Unknown uses Zeega as its foundation, and combines aesthetic experimentation with ethnographic approaches to engage major news topics through the everyday, creating a new space for artistic invention in public media. The project is currently in early-stage development, with the long-term aim of modeling a new form of radio show that is developed from the beginning across broadcast, online and physical media.
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* [https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_190624207645934 Harvard Law Documentary Studio]
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The Harvard Law Documentary Studio (HLDOCS) aims to produce original documentaries that explore
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social and policy issues. HLDOCS will offer technical, artistic, and financial support for student-led
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projects.
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* [http://cmp.gsas.harvard.edu Critical Media Practice]
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The Graduate School in Arts and Sciences offers a Secondary Field degree in Critical Media Practice (CMP) for PhD students at Harvard who wish to integrate media production into their academic work. The CMP Secondary Field reflects changing patterns of knowledge production, and in particular that knowledge is increasingly incorporated into novel multi-media configurations in which written language plays only a part. Audiovisual media have a different relationship to, and reveal different dimensions of, the world from exclusively verbal sign systems.
  
 
==Recommended Readings==
 
==Recommended Readings==

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Overview

Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm
Format: Introductory Lecture, Lightning Presentations and Moderated Discussion
Leads: Jeffrey Schnapp and Jesse Shapins, featuring Urs Gasser
Participants: Joseph Bergen, James Burns, Zamyla Chan, Jake Levine, Kara Oehler, Kyle Parry, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Joana Pimenta, Julia Yezbick

This pillar session will address the current state of digital humanities, an umbrella term for new modes of scholarship and public knowledge practice that emphasize collaborative, transdisciplinary and digitally-engaged research, teaching, and dissemination. Digital Humanities is less a unified field than an array of convergent practices that explore a universe in which print is no longer the normative medium, and digital tools, techniques, and media have expanded traditional concepts of knowledge in the arts, human and social sciences. The session will address fundamental questions such as: How can traditional humanities skills be reshaped in multimedia terms? How and by whom will the contours of cultural and historical memory be defined in the digital era? How might practices of digital storytelling coincide or diverge from oral or print-based storytelling? What is the place of humanitas in a networked world?

Lightning Projects/Speakers

extraMUROS creates a multimedia-library-without-walls through an open source, HTML5 platform built on public APIs. The project aims to fundamentally change the way people discover, curate and share digital collections.

The Digital Archive of Japan's 2011 Disasters aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible as much of the digital record of the disasters as possible, to enable scholars and a wide public audience in the disaster area, in Japan, and around the world to understand these events and their effect. In the digital age, archives are no longer simply storage facilities for future generations, but are active public spaces immediately upon creation. Fundamental to this new paradigm is the reconfiguration of the archive as a living and dynamic place, where archives can be called into existence shortly following major events, the corpus is consistently expanding and the access to historical artifacts is contextualized through metadata derived from the public’s interaction with the archive itself.

Zeega is an open-source HTML5 platform for creating interactive documentaries and inventing new forms of storytelling. Zeega will make it easy to collaboratively produce, curate and publish participatory multimedia projects online, on mobile devices and in physical spaces.

Sensate is an online, media-based journal for the creation, presentation, and critique of innovative projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Our aim is to build on the current groundswell of pioneering activities in the digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and innovative media practice to integrate new modes of scholarship into the cognitive life of the academy and beyond.

Augmented Harvard is a multi-year, University-wide installation that is composed of a network of physical artifacts that unlock site-specific experiences. These artifacts, or hubs, consist of such devices as thermal receipt printers, hacked Kinects, speakers or programmable LEDs. Augmented Harvard allows faculty, students, curators and the public to link Harvard exhibitions to other spaces and objects across the University, and to see otherwise invisible features of the campus landscape such as long-ago demolished structures, alternative architectural plans, and inaccessible archives as they rove the campus core.

Known Unknown is a new experiment in audio and interactive documentary that immerses audiences in the particularity of places, while interweaving the ambiguities and surprising pathways that emerge during the documentary process. Known Unknown uses Zeega as its foundation, and combines aesthetic experimentation with ethnographic approaches to engage major news topics through the everyday, creating a new space for artistic invention in public media. The project is currently in early-stage development, with the long-term aim of modeling a new form of radio show that is developed from the beginning across broadcast, online and physical media.

The Harvard Law Documentary Studio (HLDOCS) aims to produce original documentaries that explore social and policy issues. HLDOCS will offer technical, artistic, and financial support for student-led projects.

The Graduate School in Arts and Sciences offers a Secondary Field degree in Critical Media Practice (CMP) for PhD students at Harvard who wish to integrate media production into their academic work. The CMP Secondary Field reflects changing patterns of knowledge production, and in particular that knowledge is increasingly incorporated into novel multi-media configurations in which written language plays only a part. Audiovisual media have a different relationship to, and reveal different dimensions of, the world from exclusively verbal sign systems.

Recommended Readings

Relevant Models

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