Tuesday, February 24, 2009

6th Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities 3/9, 2-5 pm SLT/PST

We are happy to announce the 6th of 9 Mellon Seminars in Digital Humanities taking place at UCLA in real life (RL), and streamed via live video feed into the Digital Library Federation's (DLF) http://www.diglib.org/ SL island, Entropia. The RL participants will also see the SL audience, projected on a screen in the RL room at UCLA.

These Seminars, organized and co-taught by Jeffrey Schnapp (Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University; Founder of the Stanford Humanities Laboratory) and Todd Presner (Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, UCLA), take place at intervals during the 2008/2009 academic year.

Please note that the time for each Seminar is U.S. Pacific Time.

TOPIC: "Border Crossings: Mobility, Immobility, and Trans-media Storytelling”
DATE & TIME: Monday, March 9, 2009, 2 pm - 5 pm SLT/PST
• Scott Ruston, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and
Media Studies, University of California at Los Angeles.
Topic: “Mobile Media: Intersecting Space/Place, Narrative/Database, Physical/Virtual”

• Amy Sara Carroll, assistant professor of Latina/o Studies (jointly
appointed in English and American Culture, affiliate of the Center for World Performance Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

• Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance
Theater (EDT), who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. He is an assistant professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department and Principal/ Principle Investigator at CALIT2 (bang.calit2.net).

RL LOCATION: Visualization Portal, 5628 Math Science Building—enter on the ground floor (5th level) and follow the signs to the portal
SL LOCATION: Digital Library Federation's SL island, Entropia

Anyone interested is welcome to attend at UCLA. The SL audience is limited to 50.

IMPORTANT: SL attendees only: Please RSVP to Esther Grassian or IM her SL avatar, Alexandria Knight, to reserve a space on Entropia, and for instructions on viewing the live feed and adjusting the audio in SL.

You can teleport directly to Entropia by using the following Second Life url (SLurl), but you must have an SL account in order to do
so: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Entropia/110/117/21/

Basic SL accounts are free.

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like any additional information.

Esther Grassian (UCLA) & Deni Wicklund (Stanford)
Co-Managers, DLF's Entropia

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