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Designing Shakespeare: an audio-visual archive 1960-2000

Posted by Christie Carson on February 26, 2015

Research Questions and Problems
Can a comprehensive audio-visual archive of performance information encourage further research into performance in English Departments and support teaching in Drama and Theatre Studies Departments?

Can oral history interviews with designers add significantly to the study of performance?

Can access to a large database of digital images based around a design theme encourage greater emphasis on the visual elements of performance for scholars and students of Shakespeare?

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America's Least Popular War: Augmented War of 1812

Posted by Kathleen Hulser on September 7, 2014

Augmented War of 1812 is the first chapter in a series of public history augmented reality projects, using smart phones to bring primary sources into outdoor spaces via augmented reality apps. In phase one of the project, focused on the War of 1812 in New York, augmented realities depicted a coast guard cutter chasing a smuggler in the Hudson, a sailor disembarking on Governor's Island near Castle William, a fortification built during the war, and an image of Cap. Lawrenece floating over his tomb "Dont' Give Up the Ship," in Trinity Cemetery.

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Annotation Studio

Posted by Jamie Folsom on May 6, 2014

Annotation Studio is an open source, web-based annotation application that integrates a powerful set of textual interpretation tools behind an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users can upload their own texts, and annotate with styled text, video, images, and weblinks. To date, the project has been used with great success in disciplines such as Writing, Literature, Foreign Languages, Anthropology, Film and Media Studies, and others at institutions including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT, Barnard College, and Washington University.

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Andrew W. Mellon Project Manager for Digital Initiatives

Posted by UCLA Hammer Museum on January 14, 2014

The UCLA Hammer Museum is seeking to hire a Project Manager for Digital Initiatives to oversee a new online platform that will make our collections, exhibitions, and programs more dynamic and accessible to both scholarly and general audiences. Funded by a 3-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Project Manager for Digital Initiatives will be responsible for direct management of all aspects of the project, from initial research and infrastructure development to content creation and dissemination. Instructions for submitting applications are posted on our website.

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Placeable: Place-based mobile learning experiences

Posted by Amy Papaelias on August 14, 2013

The Placeable project supports the development of a mobile, place-based learning platform that is modular and customizable for small to medium cultural organizations. Our pilot project site at The Wassaic Project, a multi-disciplinary cultural center located in rural Dutchess County, New York, provides arts and humanities learning fostered through local school and community participation.

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Documenting Culture

Posted by Emily Zeamer on April 26, 2013

This course was taught in 2012-13 in collaboration with the Fowler Museum of Cultural History and the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA.

The first half of the 2-quarter course involved UCLA students in field research with LA-based artists and creative communities, to create digital documentary works using Vimeo, Zeega, and other tools, for public exhibition via the website www.documentingculture.com. In the second quarter, students continued fieldwork, creating a short documentary film based on their subject

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The Writing Studies Tree

Posted by Amanda Licastro on January 30, 2013

The Writing Studies Tree (writingstudiestree.org) – an online, open-access, interactive database of individual scholars, educational institutions, and the disciplinary movements that connect them – offers an “academic genealogy” for the field of writing studies that serves as a model for visualizing the social history of humanities disciplines. Through a fixed data structure that gives open editing privileges to thousands of members, the site aggregates collective visualizations of the field, presenting its history anew and enabling scholars to identify patterns and movements in new ways.

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Martha Berry Digital Archive and Crowd-Ed

Posted by Martha Berry Di... on January 28, 2013

The Martha Berry Digital Archive (MBDA) project is publishing the writings of early 20th-century educator and philanthropist Martha Berry. To achieve project goals, MBDA has developed and is currently testing a participatory metadata editing tool which enables Dublin Core metadata editing in the Omeka platform.

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