[Humanist] 30.859 events: workshop and conference (Guelph)

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Fri Mar 31 07:46:02 CEST 2017

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 859.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (47)
        Subject: CSDH/SCHN Conference Early Bird Deadline

  [2]   From:    Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>                           (18)
        Subject: Early Bird Deadline: DH at Guelph

        Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:59:48 -0400
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: CSDH/SCHN Conference Early Bird Deadline

Dear DH Community,

This email is to remind you that the Early Bird Deadline for the CSDH/SCHN
conference at Congress 2017 is March 31 (today!). Register now to get a
good deal on conference fees!

Please note that you have to register for Congress 2017 here
 http://www.congress2017.ca/register . To attend CSDH/SCHN
 http://www.congress2017.ca/associations/255 , you must also register for
our specific association conference when completing registration (as well
as any others you may be attending while visiting Ryerson).

To keep your conference costs down, we invite you to become a member of
CSDH/SCHN here <https://academic.oup.com/dsh/subscribe>. (For membership:
Click the link, scroll down until you see “Members - Canadian Society for
Digital Humanities / Société canadienne des humanités numériques” and make
your selection). You also have the option of purchasing a subscription to
the journal DSH: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities to keep up-to-date
on work in the field.

A final note: We have a change to the CSDH/SCHN closing keynote. The
wonderful Tracy Fullerton, experimental game designer, professor and
director of the USC Games program, will be joining us with her talk
titled Finer Fruits: a Game as Participatory Text (abstract below).

We look forward to welcoming you to Ryerson for what promises to be a great
three days of Digital Humanities Scholarship!

Kim Martin and Jason Boyd

2017 CSDH/SCHN Conference Co-Chairs

Finer Fruits: a Game as Participatory Text

Tracy Fullerton

Game designer Tracy Fullerton has spent the last decade translating Henry
David Thoreau’s classic text Walden or, Life in the Woods into a playable
experience –- a game about Thoreau’s experiment in living at Walden Pond.
The result, Walden, a game is an open world experience that immerses
players in Thoreau’s writings and ideas through its system, world and
narrative design, providing an open-ended experience where players make
their own choices about how to live a life of simplicity and balance. The
game is based in a faithful digital reproduction of Walden Pond and
surroundings circa 1845, including the political, social and natural
environments that are reflected in Thoreau’s works. Characters such as
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bronson Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Horace Greeley, Louis
Agassiz, Sophia Thoreau and others provide a rich set of interactions and
storylines to play out against the solitude of the core experiment in
self-reliant living. As players live out their own experiment, they collect
in their own journal a procedural version of Walden based on the choices
they’ve made that reference a database underlying the world design that
consists of hundreds of direct references to Thoreau’s writings. In a
discussion of the project goals, process and outcomes, Fullerton presents a
vision for the digital humanities that includes game design research as
scholarship and deep digital gameplay around textual adaptations as an
exciting format for the digital humanities.

        Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:31:38 -0400
        From: Kim <kimberleymartin at gmail.com>
        Subject: Early Bird Deadline: DH at Guelph

A gentle reminder that the early bird deadline for the DH at Guelph Summer
Workshops is Saturday, April 1st at midnight.

The 2017 workshops take place from May 8-11, at the University of Guelph.
You can find out more information at our website here
<https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/dhguelph/summer2017>, and register to join us

Looking forward to seeing many of you in May!

Kim Martin
Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities
Co-Founder, The MakerBus Collaborative
College of Arts
University of Guelph
MacKinnon Building Rm 1001
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ex. 58245
Twitter: @antimony27

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