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Critical Making in the Digital Liberal Arts

Jacob Alden Sargent and Christopher Gilman (Occidental College)

In this presentation we discuss some of the organizational, logistical and pedagogical challenges to building a diverse, inclusive, and critically-oriented maker-space. We describe how we’ve sustained and expanded the impact of our maker space through a focus on student workers as peer teachers and learners, micro-grant fellowships, and the prototyping of a portfolio and badging directory of skills gained at the studio.

Hacking the Humanities: Organizing a Mentored Hackathon to Stimulate Learning and Experimentation in Digital Scholarship
Ben Daigle (Five Colleges of Ohio), Jacob Heil (College of Wooster), and Debra Andreadis (Denison University)

In the Spring 2017 semester, members of the Five Colleges of Ohio Libraries organized a mentored undergraduate hackathon focused entirely on a corpus of historic newspaper text digitized from the Five Colleges of Ohio Student Newspaper Collection dating back to 1856. This highly collaborative event featured mentors from the faculty of the Five Colleges as well as digital humanities practitioners from outside the colleges. In addition to modeling digital scholarship practices for both students and faculty attendees, these mentors guided teams of students as they worked to produce a variety of final projects that ranged from highly technical data visualizations to digital storytelling examining critical issues of race and cultural appropriation.

Our panel of presenters will share our approach to planning an academic hackathon focused on the digital humanities and our suggestions on how events such as hackathons can be framed appropriately as a credible means of stimulating innovation in digital scholarship on liberal arts campuses.

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Brianna Derr

Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video, Bucknell University
Brianna Derr is a Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video. She earned her BA from Penn State in Film/Video Communications and received her certificate in Digital Storytelling in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Colorado Denver in partnership with The Center... Read More →

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Debra Andreadis

Library Deputy Director, Denison University
Debra Andreadis is the Deputy Director at Denison University Libraries. She wears many hats, but one of those includes overseeing the Digital Commons site at Denison along with coordinating the digital projects for the library. She is also an active participant in Reference and Instruction... Read More →
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Ben Daigle

Associate Director of Consortial Library Systems, Five Colleges of Ohio
Ben Daigle is the Associate Director of Consortial Library Systems for the Five Colleges of Ohio, providing leadership and strategic thinking to library leaders and staff in the areas of library technology and digital scholarship. He is the Principal Investigator of an Andrew W. Mellon... Read More →

Christopher Gilman

Occidental College
Chris Gilman is Associate Director for Design + Development in the Center for Digital Liberal Arts, and Affiliated Faculty in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture at Occidental College. He has a PhD in Slavic languages and literatures and a BA in Russian studies. His professional... Read More →
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Jacob Heil

Digital Scholarship Librarian, Dir. of CoRE, College of Wooster
Jacob Heil is the College of Wooster's Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Director of its Collaborative Research Environment (CoRE). Partnering with library colleagues, faculty, and students, he explores digital methods and modalities for teaching and research. He also collaborates... Read More →

Jacob Alden Sargent

Occidental College
Jacob Alden Sargent is an Associate Director for Instruction and Research in the Center for Digital Liberal Arts at Occidental College.

Sunday October 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am
Walls Lounge

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