[Humanist] 27.315 events: books and reading

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Sep 4 07:13:52 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 315.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 01:37:47 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Event (NYU, 26-27 Sept) -- Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices

Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age: E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices

26-27 September 2013.
Humanities Initiative at New York University
20 Cooper Square, Fifth floor [at East 5th St]

New York, NY  10003

Registration at http://www.regonline.ca/inke2013.

Learn more about INKE at http://inke.ca.

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artefacts – electronic books being just one type of many – that must sustain those practices now and into the future.  This gathering explores research foundations pertinent to understanding new practices and emerging media, specifically focusing on work in textual and extra-textual method, in itself and via exemplar, leading toward [1] theorizing the transmission of culture in pre- and post-electronic media, [2] documenting the facets of how people experience information as readers and writers, [3] designing new kinds of interfaces and artifacts that afford new reading abilities, [4] conceptualizing the issues necessary to provide information to these new reading and communicative environments, [5] reflecting on interdisciplinary team research strategies pertinent to work in the area, and beyond.  Presentations and discussion address these and other issues in relation to emerging / transforming (digital) infrastructures, in regional, national, and international contexts.

--- Draft Schedule ---

Thursday 26 September

Session 1, Plenary Session and Reception. 4.00pm-6.00 pm.

1.     Lisa Gitelman (New York U)

2.     Bob Stein (IF:Book)

Friday 27 September

Session 2, Plenary Session.  9.00am-10.30 pm.

3.     Susan Brown (U Guelph)

4.     Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design) and Gerry Derksen (Winthrop U)

Session 3, BoF-style: Reading, Writing.  10.45am-12.00pm.

1.     “Readers Read, Readers Write: A Methodology for The Study of Reading Practices in Media Convergence.”  Élika Ortega (U Western Ontario), Javier de la Rosa  (U Western Ontario), and Juan Luis Suárez (U Western Ontario).

2.     “Unlocking the digital crypt: An exploratory framework for cryptographic reading and writing.”  Quinn DuPont (U Toronto).

3.     “Ways of Reading, Models for Text, and the Usefulness of Dead People.”  Yin Liu (U Saskatchewan).

4.     “’In a book that all may read’: Contemplating E-pubs at the William Blake Archive.” Ashley Reed (UNC Chapel Hill).

5.     “Reading what others read: Methods and consequences of mining annotations and scraping social media for what to read.” John Simpson (U Alberta) and the INKE Research Group.

6.     “’All data is credit data’; or, on Close Reading as a Reciprocal Process in Digital Knowledge Environments.” John Hunter (Bucknell U).

7.     “Insights and On-sites: Examining e-Book Usage Data in Ontario University Libraries.”  Ravit H. David  (U Toronto) and Klara Maidenberg (U Toronto).

Session 4, BoF-style: Modeling, Prototyping.  1.30pm-2.45pm.

8.      “Touch Here to Begin: Paper Interfaces and Legible Circuits.”  Matthew Wizinsky (UIC Innovation Center).

9.     "Re/collections: From Books to Blogs." Ethna D. Lay (Hofstra U).

10.  “Situating the Topos (or Place) of Topic Modeling.”  Collin Jennings (New York U).

11.  “Exploding, Centralizing and Reimagining Critical Scholarship through the NewRadial Prototype.” Jon Saklofske (Acadia U) and the INKE Modeling and Prototyping team.

12.  “Visualizing Knowledge Networks: The Glass Cast Prototype.” Ernesto Peña (U British Columbia), Teresa Dobson (U British Columbia), and the INKE Research Group.

13.  “Prototyping Personas for Open, Networked Peer Review.” Nina Belojevic (U Victoria), Jentery Sayers (U Victoria), Alex Christie (U Victoria), and the INKE Research Group.

14.  “The Pace of Academic Prototyping: The Case of the DTOC.” Nadine Adelaar (U Alberta), Susan Brown (U Guelph), Teresa Dobson (U British Columbia), Ruth Knechtel (U Alberta), Andrew MacDonald, (McMaster U), Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), Ernesto Peña (U British Columbia), Milena Radzikowska (Mount Royal U), Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design), Geoff G. Roeder (U British Columbia), Stéfan Sinclair (McGill U), Jennifer Windsor (U Alberta), and the INKE Research Group.

Session 5, BoF-style: Text, Crowd, Collaboration.  3.15pm-4.15pm.

15.  “Capturing the Visual Interpretation of Non-Textual Information.” Milena Radzikowska (Mt Royal U).

16.  “Curating Scholarly Commentary in the Age of Google.” Sarah Neville (West Virginia University).

17.   “Crowdsourcing Literary Theory: The Brown Stocking and He Do the Police in Different Voices.” Adam Hammond (U Toronto), with Graeme Hirst (U Toronto) and Julian Brooke  (U Toronto).

18.  “Call and Response:  The Social Edition in Community Context.”  Constance Crompton (U British Columbia, Okanagan) and William Bowen (U Toronto Scarborough).

19.  “Social Knowledge Creation and the Humanities.”  Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria) and Matthew Hiebert (U Victoria), with Nina Belojevic, Shaun Wong, Ray Siemens, Alex Christie, Jon Saklofske, Jentery Sayers, Derek Siemens and the INKE and ETCL Research Groups.

20.  "Building and Sustaining Long-term Collaboration – Lessons at the INKE Mid-way Mark."  Lynne Siemens (U Victoria).

Session 6: Closing.  4.15pm.

21.  Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

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