Schedule

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Come here to:

  • check on readings for class
    • find links for those readings
    • some of those link to CourseLink or the library; let me know of any problems
  • sign up for tool presentations
    • you can do this by editing your name into the schedule
    • check with me first if in doubt
    • remember you can propose another tool
    • DO come see me before your presentation
  • check on upcoming assignments
    • I will notify you by email of any major changes related to assignments
Week / Date Topics/Readings

[Bolded tools are required; unbolded optional]

Sites/Tools Deadlines / Leaders
1

Sept. 14

Introductions: From Reading to Writing

Walter J. Ong, “Writing Restructures Consciousness,” Orality and Literacy (the library has several online editions so if the link doesn’t work try accessing one directly)

Michael Witmore, “Text: A Massively Addressable Object” from Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew K. Gold (Minnesota UP, 2012).
Christopher Keep, “Of writing machines and scholar-gipsies
.” English Studies In Canada, 29 (2003): 55-66

Google documents

Zotero

Etherpad

Mendeley

2

Sept. 21

Writing and subjectivity

Poster, “The Digital Subject and Cultural Theory,” from The Book History Reader (2002), 486-493.

Hayles, “Material Metaphors, Techno-Texts, and Media-Specific Analysis,Writing Machines (2002)

Matthew Kirschenbaum, “Introduction: It Is Known” from Track Changes (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, forthcoming) Distributed in class.

Morrison, Aimée. “Suffused by Feeling and Affect’: the Intimate Public of Personal Mommy Blogging.” Biography. 34.1 (2011): 37-55. Print.

Recommended: RWC: Chapters 1&2

Wikipedia / Mediawiki

WordPress

Twitter

Medium

Demo 1: __________

Demo 2: __________

Explore possible project topics and platforms/tools

3

Sept. 28

Markup and Interface

Videos – Don’t worry about technical details, but try to understand the qualities of XML:

“ An Introduction to XML: The Basics Part 1”

“Intro to XML”

Reading: “What is XML and why should humanities scholars care?”

CWRC-Writer

Zen Garden

Prezi

Oxygen

Position paper on blog or other social media genre due Monday by midnight on this blog of via Courselink

Dylan assignment by Wednesday

Demo 1:

Demo 2: Chelsea (Prezi)

Research; use TUG libraries + online resources

4

Oct. 5

Semantic Markup and Annotation

Vannever Bush, “As We May Think”

Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy. “Sorting things in: Feminist knowledge representation and changing modes of scholarly production.” Women’s Studies International Forum 29(2006).

No class Oct. 12 (Thanksgiving)

Dynamic Table of Contexts

Rap Genius

Hypothes.is

Pundit

Demo 1:
Ariel draftinDemo 2:
Danielle (Medium)Proposal: project pitch due Thursday
5

Wed.Oct. 14

Long-form Argument

Reading: Jentery Sayers and Craig Dietrich, “After the Document Model for Scholarly Communications“;

Scalar publications: Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop, Pathfinders (suggest reading the section on Shelley Jackson’s A Patchwork Girl) and Steve Anderson, “Bad Object 2.0: Games and Gamers“.

Jacque Wernimont “A ‘conversation’ about violence against women online” Storify 12 September 2015.

Scalar

Storify

Buzzfeed

Omeka

Online and library research

Demo 1:
Jacqueline (Buzzfeed)

Demo 2: Adam (Storify)

Demo 3:
Lara (Wattpad)

6

Oct.

19

NO CLASS MEETINGS: Independent research and work on project proposal compoments Annotated bibliography and summary due Saturday by midnight
7

Oct. 26

NB: Class on Fri. Oct. 30 in McKn 306

MONDAY: Long-form argument continued

WEDNESDAY: Interactive Literature   (and maybe games)

Pullinger Flight Paths

These Waves of Girls — Caitlin Fisher

Sachiko Murakami, Project Rebuild; others TBA

Hayles “Media and Materiality” from Writing Machines, (MIT Press) 17-33

Anna Anthropy, Dragon Warrior Text Adventure

Alan Liu, Tintern Abbey First-Person Shooter

Nameme, Feminist Hero

Class Friday Oct. 30

Twine

Scratch

Alice

Unity

Lightning presentations (Friday, Oct. 30)

1. Ariel

2. Matt

3.

4. ____________________

Outline and digital strategy due Wednesday by midnight

Demo 1: Matt (Wednesday)

Demo 2: __________

Lightning presentations (Friday)

8

Nov. 2

NB: Class on Fri. Nov. 6 in McKn 306

E-lit continued (short pieces)

Y0UNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, “AH
(listen at least until you hear “ah”)

Jonathan Harris and Gregor Hochmuth, Network effect: http://networkeffect.io/ (“data poetics”; use Chrome)

Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman, Pry (novella app) – requires iPad but you can watch a demo and look at the screenshots on this page

Design (and maybe visualization)

Drucker, “Humanities Approaches to Interface Theory,” Culture Machine 12 (2011).

Balsamo, “Gendering the Technological Imagination” from Designing Culture (Duke UP, 2011)

Brown, “Remediating the Editor” from Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

NB: Class Friday Nov. 6

Balsamiq UX Apprentice

Lightning presentations

1.

2. Danielle (Monday)

3. Lara (Wednesday)

4. Jacqueline (Wednesday)

5. Cailin (Friday)

6. Adam

7. Chelsea

Lightning presentations

Demo 1: __________

Demo 2: __________

9

Nov. 9

Design (continued)

Static to Dynamic

Lisa Gitelman, “Near print and beyond paper: knowing by *.pdf” from Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Duke UP, 2014): 110-135.

Guy Patrick Cunningham, “Fragmentary: Writing in a Digital Age”http://www.themillions.com/2012/01/fragmentary-writing-in-a-digital-age.html

Twistori

We Feel Fine (by the creators of Network Effect)

Juxtahttp://www.juxtasoftware.org/

Github

Demo 1: Katrina

Demo 2: Cailin (reddit)

10

Nov. 16

Collaboration

Fitzpatrick, “Authorship” [read whole chapter, not just that page] from Planned Obscolesence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

First version of project due Monday

Peer editing

11

Nov. 23

Workshopping

Matthew Kirschenbaum, “Distant Mirrors and the LAMP,” MLA Commons

 

For Wednesday:

Games: Tampon Run (there’s an app); Lim

Project presentations:

1. Ariel (Mon)

2. Katrina (Mon)

3. Cailin (Wed)

4. Adam (Wed)

Peer edits due Monday by midnight

Project presentations

12

Nov. 30

Workshopping

TBD

1. Lara (Monday)

2. Chelsea (Mon.)

3. Danielle (Wed)

4. Jacqueline (Wed)

Project presentations
12

Dec. 4

Friday

meet in seminar room of Archives and Special Collections, library basement

Workshopping and Conclusions

Christine Borgman, “The Digital Future is Now: A Call to Action for the Humanities”, DHQ 3.4 (2009).

  1. Matt (Fri)

 

Project presentations

Final reflective blog posts due by Friday

Dec. 11 Projects due