Project Spotlight: Body and Earth


Andrea Olsen, Caryn McHose, Scotty Hardwig, Daniel Houghton, Matt Lennon, Jim Coleman, Doug LeCours 

Body & Earth: Seven Web-based Somatic Exercises links the environment with the deep intelligence of the body through digital media. The seven films featured in this project move viewers through somatic exercises practiced by professional dancers and dance students amidst visually rich environments. The project included deep collaborations among a large group of performers, videographers, and educators and was filmed in local and international locations. Visit the Body & Earth website for a full list of collaborators.

Status: Completed
Departments involved: Dance, Film & Media Culture
Technologies, Platforms, & Methods: Filmmaking

“The Shape of Data: A Research and Teaching Agenda for Digital Humanities”​ with Julia Flanders on April 28th

April 28th, 2016
4:30-6:00 P.M.
Hillcrest 103

The shaping of our data shapes modern digital humanities scholarship. This lecture will explore this proposition in detail, looking at the ways in which tools, working practices, research questions, and disciplinary identity intersect with questions of data modeling. As the field matures, we possess increasingly sophisticated models for expressing time, space, cultural formations, language structures, visual forms. What level of knowledge and control over models do we need to engage productively and responsibly as scholars in the digital age? What research and pedagogical agendas emerge at this stage in the development of the field?

Profile photo of Julia FlandersJulia Flanders is a professor of the practice in English and the director of the Digital Scholarship Group in the Northeastern University Library. She also directs the Women Writers Project and serves as editor in chief of Digital Humanities Quarterly, an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal of digital humanities.