Christina DePaolo (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Michael Edson (Smithsonian), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), Neal Stimler (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
This event was held from 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Elebash Recital Hall at the Graduate Center.
The event was free and open to the public, and was livestreaming at cuny.is/live.
The video of the event can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRZyktsPhrexW_VDVk1IFoDhZXy9LOyl2
The Storify can be accessed here: http://storify.com/nealstimler/the-commons-and-digital-humanities-in-museums
And images on flickr can be tagged as #cunydhi and accessed here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/cunydhi/
Inspired by the work of Lawrence Lessig, Lewis Hyde and Bill Ivey among others, museum technologists have been striving to provide greater access to cultural heritage collections in the form of a commons. The currents of DIY, digital humanities, free and remix culture have challenged museums to transform their relationships with scholars and the public toward openness and democratic participation. The GLAM-WIKI movement and Creative Commons licenses have also significantly reshaped museum practices. How can museums build vanguard collaborations and collective resources not only to aid constituents as they use institutional content but to create anew in a digital culture? This panel will explore the diverse implications of the formation of commons by museums.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting session!
Monday November 26: “Digital Publishing Today”
Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100)
The video of this event can be accessed here:
What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting session!
October 24: Bernard Frischer on “Modeling the Past: New Projects of The Virtual World Heritage Laboratory”
Please join the CUNY Digital Studies/Digital Humanities Seminar on Wednesday October 24 when we will welcome Bernard Frischer, Director of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory at University of Virginia, to discuss the VWHL’s work modeling Hadrian’s Villa, a World Heritage Site. The villa is being recreated in 3D by the VWHL and used as a test-bed for experiments in Roman cultural geography.
The video of this even can be accessed here:
Thank you to the CUNY Graduate Center Videography Fellows Program for their work on this video (link here: http://youtu.be/LAk-iSrcnVg)
“Modeling the Past: New Projects of The Virtual World Heritage Laboratory”
Bernard Frischer (University of Virginia)
Co-Sponsored by the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Room C201/202, CUNY Graduate Center
With generous funding from an anonymous donor and the National Science Foundation, and in close cooperation with the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio, an international team has been creating a restoration model of Hadrian’s Villa, a World Heritage Site, and the best-preserved imperial villa in the hinterland of Rome. The model includes terrain, gardens, water features, sculpture, buildings, furnishings, and avatars representing members of the imperial court. The IDIA Lab at Ball State University, a partner in the project, has taken the 3D model and ported it to the game engine Unity3D, so that it is possible to explore the reconstructed villa interactively over the Internet. This talk will present the project, its history, goals, current state, and future prospects.
Bernard Frischer is Director of the Virtual World Heritage Laboratory, University of Virginia. A leading digital humanist, he is the author of several books, including Shifting Paradigms: New Approaches to Horace’s Ars Poetica, and The Sculpted Word: Epicureanism and Philosophical Recruitment, and dozens of articles on virtual heritage, classics, and the survival of the classical world. In 2005, Frischer was given the Pioneer Award of the International Society on Virtual Systems and Multimedia. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Tartessus Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Spanish Society of Virtual Archaeology, and in 2010-11 he held the Senior Prize Fellowship of the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz.
The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative is happy to release video from our November 14, 2011 event on Digital Humanities in the Library with Ben Vershbow of the New York Public Library. Ben’s talk was titled “NYPL Labs: Hacking the Library.” Please read our original announcement for more details on the talk. We thank Ben for an excellent session and a lively Q&A!
November 14: DH in the Library – Ben Vershbow (NYPL) on “NYPL Labs: Hacking the Library” (apologies for the focus issues at the start of the video; it gets better!)
The CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative is pleased to release video from our October 18, 2011 event on Digital Humanities in the Classroom with Mark Sample and Shannon Mattern. Please read our original announcement for more details on their talks. We’re very grateful to them for sharing their work with us!
Mark Sample, “Building and Sharing When You’re Supposed to be Teaching”
Shannon Mattern, “Beyond the Seminar Paper: Setting New Standards for New Forms of Student Work”