Posted on | December 8, 2013 | No Comments
CIRCA Scholar Geoffrey Rockwell was interviewed by email the other day by Danny Bradbury from the Commerce Lab. The interview is now up at An Alberta researcher offers object lessons in the gamification of learning. Rockwell discusses work on gamification and serious games that researchers at the University of Alberta are pursuing.
Posted on | October 18, 2013 | No Comments
CIRCA is pleased to announce its second event in this year’s speaker series:
- interfaces for the fine arts and humanities -
Scott Smallwood & Students, University of Alberta
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2:30-4:00pm Fine Arts Building (FAB) 2-7
For this CIRCA talk, students in Scott Smallwood’s KIAS-funded interdisciplinary course will present ideas around the theme of the course, which is called “Creating Interactive Interfaces for the Fine Arts and the Humanities.” Students from Art and Design, Music, Drama, Humanities Computing, and others will be pitching their ideas for an project that involves interactive technologies of their own conception, to be presented in an exhibition at the end of the semester. Students will make a quick “pitch” explaining their project, and will solicit feedback from attendees.
Posted on | August 22, 2013 | No Comments
CIRCA is proud to announce its first event in this year’s speaker series, presented in partnership with the Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies.
Reading the Machine, Writing the Archive
- Media Archaeology Case Studies -
Lori Emerson, University of Colorado Boulder
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 3:30-5:00pm Humanities Centre L-3
Emerson will discuss how the Media Archaeology Lab (the MAL) at the University of Colorado Boulder promotes scholarly and critical practice by conjoining media archaeology, media poetics, and archival research. The MAL was founded in 2009 to support cross-disciplinary experimental research and teaching that actively uses still-functioning but obsolete hardware and software.
Lori Emerson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works on experimental writing from the 20th and 21st century, history of computing, and media theory. In addition to directing the Media Archaeology Lab, Emerson is the author of Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound (forthcoming Minnesota 2014) and co-editor of The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media, with Marie-Laure Ryan and Benjamin Robertson (forthcoming 2014); Writing Surfaces: The Selected Fiction of John Riddell, with Derek Beaulieu (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013); and The Alphabet Game: A bpNichol Reader, with Darren Wershler (Coach House Press, 2007).
Download the Print Poster (with QR code) or Digital Poster (more details).
If you can’t make it in person, we’ll also be tweeting with #CIRCAemerson and streaming live video from the event:
Posted on | July 29, 2013 | No Comments
Coordinator – Digital Scholarship Unit (Librarian III)
Organization: University of Toronto Scarborough Library
Category: Library (Academic)
Job type: Full-time
Description and duties:
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library invites applications for a dynamic, highly-motivated person for a full-time permanent status stream position of Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Unit. The successful candidate will bring creativity and enthusiasm to this role that will strengthen the integration of the library into the teaching, learning and research activities at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Read more
Posted on | July 25, 2013 | No Comments
CIRCA will kick off its speaker series this fall with a talk by Lori Emerson, Director of the Media Archaeology Lab and Assistant Professor in English at University of Colorado, Boulder. We’re looking forward to welcoming her on September 10, and hope you’ll join us to hear her speak. Watch this site for more details to come, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Tuesday September 10
3:30pm in HC L-3
Posted on | April 15, 2013 | No Comments
Announcing a SSHRC supported conference on Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing at the University of Saskatchewan from July 11th to July 13th, 2013. CIRCA scholar Geoffrey Rockwell is one of the speakers confirmed for this conference. There is a call for proposals at this web page with a submission deadline of April 26th, 2013.
Posted on | April 3, 2013 | No Comments
The Day of Digital Humanities project, which was started at the University of Alberta with support from CIRCA is being run again this year on April 8th. This will be the fifth year of the project and it is now a centerNet project. This year’s version is being managed by Michigan State’s MATRIX – see Day of DH 2013. Register and participate.
Posted on | March 12, 2013 | No Comments
In late February this year I was graciously hosted by the SFU-SIAT PLAYPR group for a two day collaborative working exchange at the SFU Surrey campus.
Posted on | February 21, 2013 | No Comments
The Japanese Association for Digital Humanities has announced their Call For Papers for JADH 2013 which will take place in September 2013. The theme is “Transcending Borders.”
See http://www.jadh.org/JADH2013/ for information.
Posted on | February 16, 2013 | No Comments
Here is a list of upcoming Interactives Events:
Feb 25th, Monday, 4pm to 6:30 – Video and Isadora. Emilie St. Hilaire and Wayne Defehr will be showing their video art and tools. Location TBA.
March 8th, Friday, 2pm to 5pm – Kamal Ranaweera will run an introductions to electronics and microprocessors for interactives.
March 22nd, Friday, 2pm to 5pm – Vadim Bulitko will run an introduction to AI for performance. Location TBA.
Kamal Ranaweera will run an introductions to electronics and microprocessors for interactives.
March 29th, Friday, 2pm to 5pm – Processing. Instruction and location TBA.
April 5th, Friday, 2pm to 5pm – Jamming with the Kinnect and/or introduction to programming for iOS. Instructor and location TBA.keep looking »