Friday, January 2, 2009

Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities 1/5, 2-5pm SLT/PST

Reminder! The next Mellon Seminar will be held at UCLA in person and also simulcast into Second Life on Entropia, the Digital Library Federation's SL island. You must have an SL account to participate on Entropia. Basic SL accounts are free: Please email Esther Grassian if you would like to attend via SL, so that you can receive a document with the slurl (Second Life url), as well as instructions for viewing the live video feed and adjusting the audio in SL. See below for more information.

From: David Shepard
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 17:34:20 -0800
Subject: Fwd: UCLA Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities (Winter 2009): Jan. 5th

Dear colleagues,

Happy New Year! I wanted to remind you that our first Mellon seminar in Digital Humanities for 2009 will be this coming Monday, January 5th, with Professor Johanna Drucker. The seminar meets from 2-5 PM in 5628 Math and Sciences, the Visualization Portal. To find the portal, enter the Math and Sciences Building from the east side (which puts you on the fifth floor) and follow the signs. The monthly seminars are open to graduate students, faculty, and the general public. Participants outside of UCLA can also join us at Entropia in Second Life.

"What is(n't) Digital Humanities?" (co-organized by Jeffrey Schnapp and Todd Presner)

All future seminars meet in the Visualization Portal from 2-5 pm on the following dates:

Jan. 5th: Johanna Drucker on Post-Print: Humanities Tools in Digital Contexts

Feb. 2nd: Tara McPherson on Digital Scholarship and New Media Publication

Mar 9th (note new date): Michael Shanks and Scott Ruston on Mobile Media, Humanities 2.0

April 6th: Peter Lunenfeld on Designing New Media Studies

May 4th: Lynn Hershman and Jeffrey Schnapp on the Animated Archive and Virtual Worlds

June 1st: Digital Humanities Symposium with Kate Hayles (keynote address)

Readings and web-links are available online:

Please feel free to forward this email and the attached flyer to anyone who you think may be interested in the seminar.

Many thanks,

Todd Presner

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