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Scalar: Scheduled Server Migration

ANVC will be moving forward with the final phase of our server migration this Friday (August 1st), between roughly 9:00 A.M and 12:00 P.M. (PST). During this time, all Scalar books will be available to browse and read. However, we are asking authors to refrain from editing or managing their content during this time as changes will not be saved. We will post a separate alert on Scalar during the server migration and then a final alert when it’s safe for authors to edit again. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scalar Webinars: Announcing Our Fall Schedule

The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture will be offering a series of free online webinars this fall.

Our “Introduction to Scalar” webinars will cover basic features of the platform: a review of existing Scalar books and a hands-on introduction to paths, tags, annotations and importing media. Our “Intermediate Scalar” webinars will delve into more advanced topics including the effective use of visualizations, annotating with media and a primer on customizing appearances in Scalar.

Our fall schedule will include six dates:

Introduction to Scalar: August 21, 10am-12pm (PST)
Intermediate Scalar: September 11, 10am-12pm (PST)
Introduction to Scalar: September 25, 4pm-6pm (PST)
Intermediate Scalar: October 9, 4pm-6pm (PST)
Introduction to Scalar: October 30, 10am-12pm (PST)
Intermediate Scalar: November 20, 10am-12pm (PST)

Hurry, spaces are limited!

Register here.

Scalar Workshops

The ANVC team recently headed up to the University of Washington for a two-day Scalar workshop with faculty and graduate students at the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

The Simpsons Center has been incredibly generous in its support of students and faculty constructing born-digital research projects, and in particular, of projects designed to be either partially or fully realized in Scalar. Once in Seattle, we encountered eight such projects, each with a very clear sense of what is to be gained by presenting their argument, evidence, or research in the multimodal, media-rich formats afforded by Scalar. The two-day workshop included individual design meetings between the principals of all eight projects and a subset of our creative and editorial staff. The workshop also included both introductory and intermediate Scalar seminars and continuous hands-on Scalar lab time.

Let us know if you’d like Scalar to come to your college or university!

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The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture

The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture was created with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.