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“Can You Dig It?” Humanities Computing Conference

Posted on | March 5, 2014 | No Comments

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“Can You Dig It?” Humanities Computing Conference is approaching, next Friday March 14. Panels offer a broad survey of Humanities Computing themes, including mobile media, digital mapping, gaming, and music. Workshops offer expert-guided hands-on exploration of tools and techniques in social network analysis, web-based cartography, game design, and experimenting with sound.

Here’s a bit of information on the panels/workshops:

Digging New Lines: Topics in Digital Mapping

Explore the cutting edge of mapping and spatial data analysis, and new ways of applying these technologies to understand our world and the people in it.

Panelists

  • Matthew Dance, Geographer
  • Joyce Yu, HuCo MA candidate, University of Alberta
  • Erika Luckert, Student, University of Alberta

Workshop

Get hands-on with some of the latest mapping technologies and see what kinds of trends you can discover!

Digging Mobile Media: Topics in Emerging Tech

Dig into the present and future of mobile tech and explore how mobile media is shaping and reshaping our lives.

Panelists

  • Eric Forcier, MA HuCo, University of Alberta
  • Luciano Frizzera, MA HuCo, University of Alberta
  • Ali Grotkowski, MA HuCo, University of Alberta

Workshop

Spend some time learning the fundamentals of social-media network analysis from Lori Regattieri: how to make Twitter work for your research!

Hearing the Digital: Topics in Sound & Music

Listen in on a rousing discussion of experimental soundscapes, digital music, and the future of sound.

Panelists

  • Nicolás Arnáez, MMus Composition, University of Alberta
  • Andrew Israelson, MMus Composition, University of Alberta
  • Dave Wall, DMA/Music, university of Alberta

Workshop

Make music! Our panelists will bring a selection of their experimental instruments and sound machines for you to explore!

Digital Representation: Women in Video Games

Examine the issues surrounding the representation of women in games and in the games industry with this panel.

Panelists

  • Sarah Beck, Comp-Sci student, University of Alberta
  • Neesha Desai, PhD Comp-Sci, University of Alberta
  • Karin Weekes, editor, Bioware Edmonton

Workshop

Play around with TWINE, a free narrative game engine, and tell your own story!

 

Visit the conference website for more details, including the conference schedule and registration.

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