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March 2018

DLA Behind the Scenes Series: Digital Story-Telling about Trout and Ecology—Matthew Dickerson

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Join us on Tuesday, March 20th from 12:15-1:30pm for our next Behind the Scenes presentation.  Matthew Dickerson worked with a student summer research assistant on digital storytelling. The student went with him on a month-long place-based research and writing trip to Wyoming. While Matthew worked on his personal research and a book project, he worked with the student to communicate that same material through short narrative and narrated videos. Matthew was responsible for content, but together they collaborated and script and storyline.…

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April 2018

Talk: Caetlin Benson-Allott, Whose Horror? Digital Violence and White Spectatorship

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Axinn Center 232

Caetlin Benson-Allott, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Department of English, Core Faculty, Film and Media Studies Program, Georgetown University and Editor, Cinema Journal Since 2014, social and news media have been awash with images of African Americans in pain and dying at the hands of (mostly white) US police officers. These videos, captured by amateur or automated cameras, are produced in the tradition of citizen journalism and surveillance, but their circulation draws on a much older history of dehumanizing black subjects…

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Digital Fluencies 01: Databases

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday, April 4th, from 12 pm-1:30 pm in the CTLR Lounge for the first meeting in our Digital Fluencies series. Sign up below to receive link to PDFs of readings and so we know how much lunch to order. Digital Fluencies 01: Databases Databases undergird almost every digital project, platform, interface, and tool; but not all databases are alike. How might we better understand what databases are—and what they can be—as core components of…

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For Students: CCI UpNext Tech Career Sessions

Friday, April 13, 2018 , 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Center for Careers and Internships is hosting an afternoon of panels on careers in the tech sector on Friday, April 13. Of particular interest for DLA-interested students is the session on how technology intersects with the liberal arts when it comes to product management, but all the sessions look worthwhile for interested students. Full information at the CCI calendar.     4/13/2018 12:30pm UpNext Tech: Panel Discussion Davis Family Library 105B     4/13/2018 2pm UpNext Tech: Artificial Intelligence…

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DLA Behind the Scenes: Sarah Laursen, Museums Enter the Digital Age

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 , 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Join us on Tuesday, April 17th from 12:15-1:30pm for our next Behind the Scenes presentation.  Sarah Laursen is researching ancient Chinese gold for a book project as well as an exhibition that will be held at the Middlebury College Museum of Art in the fall of 2019.  She will discuss the process of creating a database to organize her English and Chinese data, as well as her preparations for the exhibition, which will include 3D digital models (made using photogrammetry), interactive maps,…

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Shelby Kimmel & Paul Hess, Infinity Machines: Will Quantum Computers Live up to the Hype?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, 531 College Street
Middlebury, 05753 United States
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Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series Shelby Kimmel, Department of Computer Science, and Paul Hess, Department of Physics, “Infinity Machines: Will Quantum Computers Live up to the Hype?” All lectures will be held in The Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest. Please note that a class is in session in this room until 4:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend

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May 2018

DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, The Berkeley Revolution—Students Develop a Digital Archive of One City’s Transformation in the Late-1960s & 1970s

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2, from noon - 1:30 pm at the CTLR Lounge in Davis Library for a lunchtime discussion with guest Scott Saul, Professor of English at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches courses in American literature and history and has pursued digital research and pedagogy. We encourage you to sign up below so we know how much lunch to order. How can digital history projects exist in the college classroom—and share knowledge to the broader public from that…

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Talk: Scott Saul, Reckoning with Richard Pryor—The Seventies Comedy Explosion in the Wake of #BlackLivesMatter & #MeToo

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Axinn 229

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2, 4:30 pm - 6 pm in Axinn 229 for a talk by Scott Saul on Richard Pryor's comedy in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. Light refreshments served. Scott Saul is a Professor of English at UC-Berkeley, where he teaches courses in American literature and history. The author of Becoming Richard Pryor and Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties, he is also the creator of Richard Pryor's Peoria, an extensive…

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DLA Lunch Conversation: Scott Saul, Chapter & Verse—Podcasting the Digital Public Humanities

Thursday, May 3, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
LIB 105, Davis Family Library, 110 Storrs Ave.
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Please join us on Wednesday, May 3, from noon - 1:30 pm in LIB 105B in Davis Library for a lunchtime discussion about podcasting and the digital public humanities with guest Scott Saul, Professor of English at UC-Berkeley. We encourage you to sign up below so we know how much lunch to order. Scott will discuss the development of Chapter & Verse, a books-and-arts podcast he hosts. The podcast is sponsored by UC-Berkeley’s Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities. It probes the cultural imagination—what…

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Workshop: What Scholars Can Learn From Data Journalism—Quoctrung Bui, Graphics Editor, New York Times

Friday, May 4, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Quoctrung Bui is a graphics editor at the New York Times's The Upshot. He has written stories on insurance, inequality, zoning, taxes, and other topics. He started his career in journalism at NPR's Planet Money after a stint at the Federal Reserve Board. Bui will discuss with faculty how to share their work with the media (such as The Upshot) and how to do it without diluting ideas. He will also talk about which ideas tend to play better to a general audience—more than you…

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“How Did You Get Here?” An Evening of Pizza and Podcasts by the Middlebury Narrative Journalism Fellows

Friday, May 4, 2018 , 6:00 pm
Axinn Center Winter Garden

"The Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism -- Georgia Grace Edwards, Juliette Luini, Miyo McGinn, Sabine Poux, Julia Trencher -- have completed a year-long series of podcasts that asked students the question, "How Did You Get Here?" The fellows have crafted 15 unique and compelling digital portraits of students who have described their journeys to Middlebury. Please join us to watch and listen to these stories. Pizza and refreshments will be served!"

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Digital Fluencies 02: Algorithmic Racism

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
CTLR Lounge Middlebury, 05753 + Google Map

Please join us for lunch on Wednesday, May 9th, from 12 pm-1:30 pm in the CTLR Lounge for the second meeting in our Digital Fluencies Series. Sign up below to receive link to PDFs of readings and so we know how much lunch to order. Digital Fluencies 02: Algorithmic Racism We increasingly live in an algorithmic society, our everyday lives shaped by interactions with Google searches, social media platforms, artificial intelligence software, and myriad devices and programs that rely on…

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September 2018

Davis Digital Pedagogy Zoom Session: (Some Ideas About) How to Teach Digital Humanities—Ryan Cordell

Friday, September 21, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Videoconferenece

Davis Digital Pedagogy Zoom Session (Some Ideas About) How to Teach Digital Humanities Ryan Cordell, English and NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Northeastern University Beginning from his 2016 essay, "How Not to Teach Digital Humanities," Cordell will lead a wide-ranging conversation about effective methods for integrating computational methods into humanities courses. Since writing that essay, Cordell has continued developing a range of DH-infused courses at Northeastern University, including a first-year seminar, undergraduate classes in American literature and book history,…

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Digital Fluencies Series: Speculative Computing—Michael J. Kramer

Friday, September 28, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
CTLR Lounge, 110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Digital Fluencies Series Speculative Computing—Michael J. Kramer Friday, September 28, 2018, 4:30-6pm With speculative computing, we moved beyond the instrumental, well-formed, and increasingly standardized business of digital humanities. We used the computer to create aesthetic provocations—visual, verbal, textual results that were surprising and unpredictable. Most importantly, we inscribed subjectivity, the basis of any and every interpretative and expressive representation, into digital environments by designing projects that showed inflection, the marked specificity of individual voice and expression, and point of view…

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October 2018

Davis Digital Pedagogy Zoom Session: The Digital Public Humanities, Giving New Arguments & New Ways to Argue—Lauren Tilton

Thursday, October 11, 2018 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom Videoconferenece

This short presentation, followed by discussion, will focus on how the digital public humanities (DPH) informs pedagogy in a small liberal arts college setting. Dr. Tilton will focus on the opportunities and challenges of using DPH to engage students in ways to make scholarly arguments. She will address these issues by way of case studies: a first-year seminar; an upper-level course, and a large-scale, collaborative research project. Suggested readings: Sean McCarthy and Andrew Witmer, "Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for…

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