Spring 2015 Presidential Dream Course HSCI 3550, Adventures in Digital Humanities: Explorations in Space and Time presents the first speaker in a series of public lectures:
Michael Peter Edson, digital strategist
Council on Library and Information Resources
Open Knowledge Foundation
Michael Edson is a digital strategist and thought leader at the forefront of digital transformation in the cultural sector. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects and has been involved in practically every aspect of technology and new media in museums including the development of the Smithsonian’s first Web and New Media Strategy; the Smithsonian’s first blog, Eye Level; and the first alternative reality game to take place in a museum, Ghosts of a Chance. Michael is a Presidential Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Libraries and Information Resources (USA), and he serves on the Open Knowledge Foundation’s OpenGLAM advisory board. Michael was a member of the National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works" task force, which mapped the relationship between the arts and the quality of life in American communities; he is an O'Reilly Foo Camp alumni; and he was named a "Tech Titan: person to watch" by Washingtonian magazine.
Check our department Events Calendar for more public lectures this spring 2015.
Spring 2015, History of Science / Geography Presidential Dream Course
An interdisciplinary exploration of new datasets, tools, and forms of display made possible by 21st -century computing technologies that redraw the lines of inquiry about our past, present, and future. The Digital Humanities is a fast-paced field of play based on collaboration, cross-disciplinarity, and an open mind about rethinking space, time and meaning. Our team-based classroom activities will expose students to new ways of working with diverse kinds of information, sharpen their interpretive skills, and offer them the opportunity to create knowledge and share it with the world.
Assoc. Prof. Katherine Pandora
Dept. of the History of Science
Assoc. Prof. Darren Purcell
Dept. of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
hsci 3550 / geog 3980
TR, 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Physical Sciences 224