One of my favorite books the past few years from my field is Rainie and Wellmans “Networked: The new social operating system.” In it they describe how our social behavior is changing such that social networks are becoming an emerging way we navigate our world as virtual connection continually cuts in on face-to-face communication. The thrust of their argument implies that we should be teaching network-building and literacy in order to help our students become engaged citizens of the world. This is a core discussion proposal to talk about how we can use network building in education to help our students learn in the moment but also learn how to construct diverse, supportive, and useful social networks.
In this proposed session, I would like to discuss with humanities researchers about their data lifecycle and how they manage the humanities data in research and teaching. Some example topics in this session include: data management plan, data collection, search, storage and preservation, metadata preparation, backup and security, sharing and collaboration, reuse and re-purpose.
Please visit guide.dhcuration.org/ to find the background information about humanities data curation.
The session I want to propose is partly discussion-based with some play involved if there is an opportunity. I taught Google Glass in my Multimedia Storytelling course this past fall, and 10 students got to test the device as well as push the boundaries of journalistic/documentary story forms. The paradigm shift from mobile to wearable technology is dramatic, embodied in the shift from third-person inquiry to first-person experiences. What I’d like to do is show some of the work we did and talk about the impact that perspective-shifting can have on our stories and the liberal arts experience.
I’d like to propose a session that explores discipline/subject-specific language learning by using text corpora from source like: dfr.jstor.org or storage.googleapis.com/books/ngrams/books/datasetsv2.html
My primary question is: how can researchers customize their experience of learning a language based on the subjects, time periods, or disciplines they’ll be studying.
I’d like to suggest a panel on digital note taking and/or bookshelves. The principal question is whether or not they are worth it; what are the benefits and drawbacks? Additionally, what are the best strategies, and what are the best apps? Evernote? Goodreads?
What skills are necessary to land an alt-ac job in the digital humanities? How should a graduate student prepare? How much programming knowledge is enough? I’d like to propose a session to talk about preparing oneself for a DH career.
We’re a little over a week away from THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2014. The food has been ordered. The rooms are all booked. Swag is on its way. Now is the time to start proposing sessions. Sessions can also be proposed when you arrive, but why not start the party early? We’re all going to be snowed in anyway. Let’s
make hay propose sessions while the sun shines snow falls! Here’s how to propose a session: lehigh2014.thatcamp.org/propose/
Good luck with this unnamed snow storm (I’m a purist. Only hurricanes should get named.)