The Digital Humanities have established their place in the humanities and are inspiring new research questions, approaches and discoveries. The following film introduces innovative projects from differend Humanities disciplines, shows the role if infrastructure institutions such as libraries and provides an overview of academic options and the active community.
Traces of McLuhan – A Media Sprint at the Marshall McLuhan Salon
In late November, the Hybrid Publishing Consortium held a one day workshop at the Marshall McLuhan Salon in the Canadian Embassy in Berlin. This intense and positively stirring event brought together McLuhan scholars and software developers who all shared their views on working with and publishing from the archive. Together we mapped out these perspectives, potential needs and approaches.
The day concluded with a practical session hosted by Erich Decker and Matthias Helmut Guth from Cluster Asia Europe at the Heidelberg University. After showcasing their cross media annotation tools, they walked us through the technology, applying it to the specific case of the McLuhan archive and its video and textual content. Naturally this session could only raise awareness of what can be done and provide a feel for the workflow—it’s only just the beginning.
Hence, in early 2015 we plan, together with participants from the workshop, to complete two smaller projects that will focus on two particular works within the archive and employ the technology introduced during the media sprint. The aim will be to create small, tangible packages that can be used for educational purposes and the promotion of the archive and its content. More on that soon.
Happy new year!
Amongst the participants were Delphine Bedel, Sabine Claßnitz, Peter Cornwell, Eric Lars Decker, Baruch Gottlieb, Matthias Helmut Guth, Stephen Kovats, Alexander Kramer, Heinz-Günter Kuper, Martina Leeker and Steffi Winkler.
Photos are shot by Hannes Harnack and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
The conference “Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and the Public Sphere” turned in a good scorecard with nine sessions, three workshops, about 130 participants and 950 tweets. Organized by the Hybrid Publishing Lab, the conference took place in Lüneburg from 12 to 14 November 2014. In this report you can read more about the topics discussed by international scholars, publishers, researchers, programmers, artists and business managers. Publishers, entrepreneurs, librarians, artists and scholars came together in the Lüneburg Music School from 12 to 14 November 2014 to discuss the challenges and chances for scholarly communication in the digital age. How are the writing of academic texts and the book format changing? What role should libraries play in the future? How can the demand for open access to scholarship be satisfied in an economical and academically responsible way? And how can traditional academic publishing houses keep pace with these developments? These questions and others were intensely discussed and sometimes hotly debated in nine panels and three workshops at the conference “The Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy, and the Public Sphere”. Continue Reading…
This is the first blog entry of a #pdsc14 review series on the Post-Digital Scholar Conference 2014 written by Luca Brenneckea, Student of the Leuphana University.
Everything is becoming Digital. MP3 crushed the vinyl record, YouTube obsoleted the DVD, and now the Kindle is scaring bookshops, publishers and authors alike. As the ephemerality of the Digital is disrupting the analog world order, there’s hardly any realm of our lives that is not at the brink of deep transformation. So is the case with academia. Once the pillar of Truth, the secularized religion of the 20th century, the archaic walls of academia are being sieged from from all sides. Continue Reading…
The last day of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference is over. Thanks to everyone who joined our #pdsc14 conference. It was thought provoking and inspiring conference and we had a great time! If you missed the conference, you can review the event in our third part of favorite #pdsc14 pickings – and don’t miss the outtakes on the bottom of this post or the other reviews: Continue Reading…