What Is the Digital Fluencies Series?
The Digital Fluencies Series investigates what it means to develop more critical facility and engagement with digital technologies. Meetings usually combine 1-3 readings (a link to materials will be provided when necessary) and a case study for hands-on exploration. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome to participate regardless of digital skills. Upcoming topics include: Bots, Data, Platforms, Archives, Gender in Code, Digital Racism, Open Access, Podcasting, Remix, Publishing and Peer Review, Animation, Glitching and Deformance Tactics, Memes, Web Design, the Template, Data Visualization, GIS and Spatial Data/Thinking, and User Experience. Feel free as well to suggest a topic as well. Co-sponsored by DLA, CTLR, Davis Library, and DLINQ. Organized by Leanne Galletly, User Experience & Digital Scholarship Librarian, and Michael J. Kramer, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Digital History/Humanities and Associate Director of the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative. Middlebury go link: go/digitalfluencies.
In the fall of 2018, we will be pairing Digital Fluencies meetings with more intensive hands-on workshops on particular topics and hosting meetings at more varied times during the week so more faculty can attend.
March 13, 2018 — What Is Digital Fluency & Why Does It Matter?—Mike Roy & Amy Collier
April 4, 2018 — Digital Fluencies 01: Databases
May 9, 2018 — Digital Fluencies 02: Algorithmic Racism