• metaLab Screening and Talk

    Menschel Hall

    Join the NEDH Meetup Group Wednesday May 25th in attending a screening and talk related to Harvard's metaLab exhibition Your Story Has Touched My Heart, organized by Sarah Newman & Matthew Battles. More details below: Wednesday, May 25, 3-4:30 pm- Screening and Talk Sarah Newman & Matthew Battles (metaLAB at Harvard), Kate Palmer Albers (University of Arizona), introduced by Deborah Martin Kao (Chief Curator, Harvard Art Museums) Menschel Hall (lower level), Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Your Story Has Touched My Heart is a video installation exploring the Harvard Art Museums' remarkable American Professional Photographers Collection. Acquired by sociologist and pioneering photo-historian Barbara Norfleet during her career at Harvard's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, the collection spans the late nineteenth and most of the twentieth centuries. The photographs depict the hopes and dreams—and fears—of Americans as they imagined themselves at their best. The collection includes nearly twenty thousand images made by photographers inside and outside their studios—weddings, holidays, house fires, funerals, and a wide variety of other occasions. Your Story Has Touched My Heart combines these photographs with new video footage, sound, and fragments of text that put the work in dialogue with memory, individuality, ephemerality, and the meaning of visual abundance as these images find their way in the digital realm. Following the screening, the artists will discuss the piece and their experience working with such a large and complex collection. Art historian Kate Palmer Albers (University of Arizona), who worked extensively on this collection from[masked], and has since cited it as an early influence on her trajectory as a thinker and scholar, will speak about contemporary photographic practice, abundance, and ephemerality. Your Story Has Touched My Heart will be on view in the Lightbox Gallery from May 23rd through June 6th, screening every twenty minutes at :00, :20, and :40. Exhibition May 23 - June 6, 2016, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums (http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/)

  • Winter Sharefest 2016

    Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

    Join your colleagues in the New England Digital Humanities Group and learn about a sampling of projects by members of the digital humanities community. This project sharefest is not only a great way to see what work is being done in Boston, but an opportunity to engage with and receive feedback/support from others. Below are some of the projects that will be highlighted: 1- Anna Kijas from Boston College Encoded Antiphoner (http://library.bc.edu/digschol/) 2- Jessica Yurkofsky and Krystelle Denis from Harvard metaLab BookaNook (http://bookanook.org) 3- Kristi Girdharry from Northeastern University Boston Bombing Digital Archive (http://marathon.neu.edu/) This Winter Sharefest will take place on February 24th from 3:00-4:30pm in Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences, Room 226, at 725 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to attend, (http://nedhwintersharefest2016.eventbrite.com?s=55752539) there is limited space. Please invite all friends and colleagues that would be interested. Look forward to seeing you there!

  • Getting Started with your first Digital Humanities project

    ** Note: This is a webinar, so register with the link below and attend from wherever you are! Technology is transforming collaborative research and education in the humanities. Join this webinar for the "Must Know" information about starting a Digital Humanities project. Learn: a) How to create a technology specification sheet b) When to Build vs. Buy c) 5 steps on estimating your budget d) One key technology insight for the Humanities Who should attend: Educators, researchers, and department heads in the humanities should attend this webinar if they plan on building a project that involves any of the following: i. Data visualization ii. Collaborative research and analysis iii. Mapping iv. Interactive analysis through the web or mobile devices Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6088591088687952130

  • Fall 2015 Welcome

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    ** Please note, we are pushing this back a week due to several people having conflicts with the originally scheduled time. The Meetup is now happening on Wednesday September 30th at 12pm. Welcome back Digital Humanists! Let's kick off a semester of events by getting together for a brown bag lunch and meet-and-greet. We will also have a quick demo of a crowd-sourced Archaeological Digital Humanities project -- The Levantine Ceramics Project (http://www.levantineceramics.org) -- that has been "live in production" since 2012 with an ever-growing collection of data and users. Where: Boston University, 675 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 326 Boston, MA When: Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at 12pm What to bring: Yourself, a brown bag lunch for yourself, and a desire to meet fellow Digital Humanists! What to expect: A friendly gathering of scholars and technologists, and a "behind-the-scenes" look at the Levantine Ceramics Project (http://www.levantineceramics.org) Thanks to: Professor Andrea Berlin at BU for letting us use the room at BU.

  • Winter Sharefest


    Dear Digital Humanists, With a new year underway, it seems a fitting moment to gather together and share any projects or ideas we are currently engaged with, and receive feedback and possible support from others. A few current projects by members of this community can be found below. http://www.fabulamaps.com/ http://metalab.harvard.edu/2014/05/cold-storage-teaser-trailer/ https://kanon.org/ http://www.tangiblethings.org/ If you know of others, please send me a message and I'll post the links. We can also have a more general discussion about trends and possibilities for Digital Humanities in 2015. Looking forward to seeing you all! Warmly, Zachary

  • Funky panel discussion: Does your startup need an animal mascot?

    Does your startup need an Animal Mascot? This question came up during a discussion of Roundtown's branding. Lots of tech companies use animal logos or mascots, like the Linux Penguin, the GitHub Octocat and the Twitter Tweety Bird. We didn't come to any conclusions - so we invited some experts to help us answer three questions: Why do humans use animal mascots and symbology? What value do companies gain from animal mascots? Would notable products like Firefox, Linux and NBC have succeeded without an animal mascot? Our three experts are going to bring the facts and research: Miranda Loud - Founder and Creative Director of Naturestage Emma Winkler - Anthropology Student at UMass Amherst specializing in Native American Indian Studies Marc Amigone - Director of Marketing for MediaSilo, Branding Expert specializing in the emotional effect of Marketing Communications drew Wallace - Director of Marketing at Roundtown will moderate Agenda 6:00pm to 6:30pm - mingling/networking and refreshments: free beer, hot chocolate and pizza 6:30pm to 7:30pm - Panel Discussion 7:30pm to 8:00pm - Q&A, after-panel mingling

  • THATCamp Harvard: A Digital Humanities Unconference

    Harvard Graduate School of Education

    THATCamp stands for “The Humanities and Technology Camp.” It is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. An unconference is to a conference what a seminar is to a lecture, what a party at your house is to a church wedding, what a pick-up game of Ultimate Frisbee is to an NBA game, what a jam band is to a symphony orchestra: it’s more informal and more participatory. Learn more and register at http://harvard2014.thatcamp.org/

  • openLAB hosted by metaLAB (at) Harvard

    Arts @ 29 Garden

    Featuring: + Demos & Presentations of Palladio & Curarium + Student projects from the past few semesters of Mixed-Reality City, Cold Storage, and Homeless Paintings +An exhibition of designs and page layouts from the forthcoming metaLABprojects publication series with Harvard University Press, including The Library Beyond the Book card decks +Clips and rushes from a couple of web documentary projects that are underway +Fresh experimental dishes from the Library Test Kitchen +Posters, installation pieces, hacks, visualizations, and performances openLAB is a platform for experimentation and innovation. Migrating from site to site, ranging from local galleries to public spaces to Harvard arts venues, the openLAB series provides a forum to share everything from recent hacks and projects in progress to ad-hoc spectacles and polished productions. openLAB participants include core metaLAB members and other artists, scholars and technologists engaged in exploring new modes of practice, exhibition and knowledge design.

  • Ideas and Experiments


    Hello Digital Humanists! Let's get together and share and critique some of the ideas and projects we are thinking about or working on, perhaps finding collaborators along the way. Projector and snacks included. Hope to see you there! Call me at[masked] if you have any trouble. Very best, Zach P.S. Here are a couple of my recent projects: http://div.hds.harvard.edu/lettersofpaul/timemap.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI7suMbzOgs&feature=youtu.be

  • TEDx November Beacon Street

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    Hello All! It has been so long since we've met up. I was wondering if anyone thought about seeing TEDx in November?