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Scalar presented at IEEE’s Semantic Computing Conference

On Monday Craig Dietrich presented the digital humanities topical keynote at IEEE’s Semantic Computing Conference, Stanford University. He provided an overview of work in the digital humanities centered around properties public, duplicable, and interpretive, with examples including projects being produced in ANVC partner archive HyperCities. The presentation concluded with a discussion of Scalar’s use of semantic web technology and a challenge to the fields of digital humanities and semantic computing to work together investigating semantic technology for both the authorship and visualization of humanities scholarship.

LFYT + Ellen Faran featured in Chronicle

A Chronicle article reporting on the 9th Scholarly Communication Institute at the University of Virginia cited Ellen Faran’s discussion of Alex Juhasz’s Learning from YouTube. Ellen, Director of MIT Press, and Tara McPherson presented the work of the Alliance at SCI. The ANVC project first took shape at SCI 5.

ANVC + Scalar to be presented at CHCI-centerNet event

Tara McPherson will present the work of the Alliance in a talk called “Post-Archive” at the University of Toronto during the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes as part of a special day entitled Humanities (Dot) Net: Currents in the Digital Humanities on June 15.   The list of speakers is great, from Cathy Davidson to John Unsworth.

From the website:

“Convened with our affiliate organization centerNet, the governing question for this day of dialogue with prominent figures in the digital humanities will be: what are the big emerging ideas in the humanities and how can they intersect with new technologies? We hope that in addressing this question we will be able to consider new modes of engagement between research faculty in the humanities and the digital world, and to encourage broader participation in digital research projects.”

Anderson + Hanson lead Scalar workshop in Montreal

Steve Anderson (USC) and Chris Hanson (Syracuse) led a Scalar workshop at the recent D|N|A Symposium at Concordia University.  Conference organizers are now exploring Scalar for a planned conference publication.

From the website:

“Reflecting recent developments in the theories and practices of new media production, described variously as database documentary, interactive narrative, and experimental archiving, D|N|A sought to highlight some of the most important issues and ideas currently characterizing this emerging discourse – and perhaps constitutive of a future, core set of properties or dynamics.”

Scalar featured at the ACRL

Scalar and the ANVC were featured in an invited talk at the ACRL‘s annual meeting in Philadelphia in April, 2011.  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals.

Loyer, Dietrich + Anderson present at CNI

Steve Anderson, Craig Dietrich + Erik Loyer presented Scalar at an invited session at the annual meeting of the Coalition of Networked Information.   The workshop was entitled Realizing Scalar Capacities to Transform Media Archive Scholarship.”

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