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Scalar concepts published in Digital Studies / Le champ numérique

Online, open-access, and peer-reviewed journal Digital Studies/Le champ numérique has published a detailed article by ANVC Info Design Director, Craig Dietrich, and NEH-Vectors Summer Institute alum, Jentery Sayers (Assistant Professor, English; Director, Maker Lab in the Humanities; University of Victoria), on scholarly communication and digital asset management. The article, “After the Document Model for Scholarly…

Curious about Scalar? Sign up for a webinar!

Following up on our recent Beta release, the Scalar development team will offering free online webinars to help new users and the curious learn the platform more easily. The “Intro” webinars will cover the basics of Scalar: fundamental concepts, a review of existing Scalar books, and a hands-on introduction to the main Scalar features such…

Scalar/ANVC Team Members Participate in 8th Hemi Encuentro.

In early January, Tara McPherson, Alexei Taylor, Joan Saab, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and Micha Cardenas traveled to São Paulo, Brazil for the 8th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute.  The event (in the words of the Hemi)  is meant to “examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas. From the critical…

Mobile-friendly version of The Knotted Line debuts

Screen shot of the mobile-optimized version of The Knotted Line. A mobile-optimized version of Scalar-based project The Knotted Line recently went live, making use of the open API built in to every Scalar project. The Knotted Line, a collaboration between artist/educator Evan Bissell and ANVC Creative Director Erik Loyer, explores the nature of freedom and…

Scalar in use at UCLA Digital Humanities NEH Summer Institute

“Digital Cultural Mapping: Transformative Scholarship and Teaching in the Geospatial Humanities,” the UCLA NEH Summer Institute led by Todd Presner, Diane Favro, and Chris Johanson, is now underway. Many of the summer fellows will use Scalar (along with Hypercities) for constructing their projects. Various members of our team, including Phil Ethington, Micha Cardenas, Craig Dietrich,…

ANVC in full force at the International Association of Visual Culture conference

ANVC/Scalar core team members Craig Dietrich, Alexei Taylor and Tara McPherson recently attended the International Association of Visual Culture conference at NYU.   “Now! Visual Culture,” a participation event, was held at New York University, May 31-June 2 2012. Its goal was to showcase as broad and diverse a range of visual culture practice as possible in…

The Knotted Line, a tactile exploration of freedom and confinement, powered by Scalar

A screen shot of The Knotted Line's tactile interface. Another new Scalar project: The Knotted Line, a tactile laboratory created by artist/educator Evan Bissell that explores the nature of freedom and confinement in the United States. True to its name, The Knotted Line represents the intertwined histories of incarceration, education and labor through a collection…

Scalar-based complement to Matthew Delmont’s The Nicest Kids in Town launches

We’re happy to announce that the latest Scalar publication to go live is the digital companion to Matthew Delmont’s new book The Nicest Kids in Town (University of California Press).

First Alliance Publication Goes Live with MIT!

The MIT Press, in partnership with the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, has just published Learning from YouTube (MIT Press, February 2011), by Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. YouTube is the subject, form, method, problem, and solution of her video-book: an online inquiry into today’s media. This is…

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