Thursday, April 23, 2009

Invitation: 5/6 Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities

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You are invited to attend the May 2009 Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities:

These Seminars are hosted by Todd Presner (Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, UCLA) and Jeffrey Schnapp (Stanford University, Stanford Humanities Laboratory, and Mellon Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities, UCLA).

Topic: Animating the Archive and Digital World
Presenters: Lynn Hershman, Henrik Bennetsen and Jeffrey Schnapp
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm SLT/PDT
Real Life (RL): UCLA Visualization Portal (5628 Math and Sciences Bldg.)
Second Life (SL): Entropia, the Digital Library Federation’s SL island—rsvp needed

Second Life basic accounts are free:

NOTE to SL attendees: Please rsvp to Esther Grassian to reserve a space and receive the SLURL (SL url), as well as instructions for viewing the live video feed and adjusting the audio in SL.

The May 4th presentation will be devoted to the medium of virtual worlds, with particular emphasis placed upon mixed reality approaches to scholarship, collaboration, creation, cultural programming, and archiving. The presentation will be divided into two parts, the first devoted to the Lynn Hershman / Stanford Humanities Lab Life Squared project; the second devoted to a broader conversation concerning virtual worlds, with special emphasis on Sirikata, a new open source virtual world platform being developed at Stanford the inaugural application of which is SHL's Speed Limits project.

For more information, and for seminar readings, please visit

Additional readings will be posted as they become available.

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