Erik Loyer, Craig Dietrich, Jackson Stakeman, + Steve Anderson presented the philosophy and design of Scalar at the ReImagining the Archive Conference at UCLA in November 2010.Â Their panel was entitled “Realizing Scalar Capacities To Transform Media Archive.”
Summer 2010 NEH Fellow Will Luers presented a paper, “Expressing Human Complexity in the Database,” at the iDMAa conference in Vancouver, BC.Â The piece was a reflection on Luers’ experience working with Scalar during the summer 2010 institute.
The new publishing platform, Scalar, being developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, will be used by the fellows in the summer 2010 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, “Broadening the Digital Humanities.” Hosted by USC’s IML and Vectors, in partnership with UCHRI, the four-week workshop will enable participants to create rich, multimedia scholarship.
Tara McPherson presented a sneak peak at Scalar during the 2010 Microsoft Faculty Summit in July 2010.Â The eleventh annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit brought together more than 400 thought leaders from academia, government, and Microsoft to reflect on how current computing disciplines open new opportunities for research and development. Faculty Summit 2010 investigated compelling research topics such as Architectures of the Future, Natural User Interaction, Future Web / Web 4.0, and Accelerating Science.
With support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Scholarly Communication Institute, the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture was formed in summer 2009.Â Bringing together scholars from five institutions with leading university presses and visual archives, the ANVC will explore and support emerging genres of scholarly publishing.