digital culture in the particulars | fall 2015 | uvic english
Sept. 10th (Th) | What’s novel about digital culture? What’s “new” about new media? | We’ll introduce ourselves.
Sept. 14th (M) + Sept. 17th (Th) | Who and what were computers? Where and when does digital begin? | Workshop on text editors
Sept. 21st (M) + Sept. 24th (Th) | Where and how do files go? How do they endure, escape, and change? | Workshops on optical character recognition, FileZilla, the Wayback Machine, and Zotero | Log 1: A Snippet of Computing History
Sept. 28th (M) + Oct. 1st (Th) | What is code? What does it do? Are we in control? | Workshop on HTML5 | Log 2: Writing and pushing index.html
Oct. 5th (M) + Oct. 8th (Th) | What’s the relation between style and standardization? Between writing and design? | Workshops on CSS3 and W3C Validators | Log 3: Stylizing index.html
Oct. 15th (Th) | How are files found? How is web activity alienated, tracked, and expressed? | Workshop on search engine optimization and Google Analytics | Log 4: Tracking index.html traffic
Oct. 19th (M) + Oct. 22nd (Th) | What is metadata? How is it intertwined with digital labour and online profiling? Through what ontologies and identifiers? | Workshops on crowdsourcing and bibliographic metadata | Log 5: Profiles for index.html
Oct. 26th (M) + Oct. 29th (Th) | What is distant reading, and how does it work? What’s gained and lost? What sort of literacy is required? | Workshops on Google Maps, Ngram Viewer, and Voyant | Log 6: Adding text analysis to index.html
Nov. 2 (M) + Nov. 5 (Th) | What are the benefits and limitations of user-friendly interfaces? How are commands variously executed? | Workshop on the Bash command line and regular expressions | Log 7: Manipulating index.html
Nov. 12 (Th) | How do we work across bits and atoms? With both screens and tactile media? To what effects on humanities research? | Lecture on photogrammetry, 3-D modelling, and digital fabrication
Nov. 16 (M) + Nov. 19 (Th) | How do dealing and use guidelines shape new media composition? How do we sustain access to digital work over time? | Workshops on Audacity and Creative Commons | Log 8: Licensing index.html
Nov. 23 (M) + Nov. 26 (Th) | This week is reserved for review and catch-up
Nov. 30 (M) + Dec. 3 (Th) | You present your work this week!