Introduction to Scalar for Open-Source Publishing and Digital Scholarship

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September 18th, 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Wilson Media Lab (220 DFL)

On Thursday, Sept. 18, Professor Tara McPherson (USC) will lead an introductory workshop on Scalar, a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.

If you would like to learn about this semantic web authoring tool, please sign up below or send an email to (put Scalar Workshop in the subject line). Wilson Media Lab has 16 Mac workstations. If you would prefer to work with a PC, please bring your own laptop.

Tara McPherson, a keynote speaker in the 2014 Clifford Symposium, is Associate Professor of Critical Studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She is a core faculty member of the IMAP program, USC’s innovative practice based-Ph.D., and an affiliated faculty member in the American Studies and Ethnicity Department. Her research engages the cultural dimensions of digital media, including the intersection of gender, race, affect, and place.

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