The Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (DASH) Lab of SUNY New Paltz and the Experimental Humanities concentration at Bard College would like to invite you to a two-day joint Digital Spaces Unconference. We will gather together for a series of workshops, discussions, and speakers focusing on bringing digital tools into teaching, research, and other collaborative endeavors.
The Digital Spaces Unconference is a place for local and regional faculty, staff and community members to gather, to share, to learn and inspire! We seek to build a regional network of digital scholars not only to enhance our own work, but also to push the boundaries of intersectional digital scholarship and public discourse.
Mark your calendars! More details below.
What is an “Unconference”?
An unconference (http://thatcamp.org/about/) is an informal gathering where interested faculty, students, and staff gather to learn about technology. Instead of formal panels or presentations, participants can attend workshops on particular tools and digital platforms, including Omeka (digital archiving), Neatline (maps and timelines), Python (programming language), and WordPress (blogs, interactive publishing). You can also join discussion groups on topics as various as using blogging in the classroom to mapping census data for a research project. No prior experience or outside preparation required!
When is the unconference?
The joint Digital Spaces Unconference will take place on April 29- 30th.
Friday, April 29th (11:30am-7:00pm) at The Terrace (SUNY New Paltz)
Our event schedule includes opening remarks, a panel on public humanities, a workshop on data visualization, lighting talks by interested faculty members, and an opening keynote address. The day will end with optional small group dinners in town.
Saturday, April 30th (10:30am-6pm) at the Reem-Kayden Center (Bard College)
The second day of events will include a combination of workshops, informal discussions, and a closing keynote address delivered by Jen Jack Giesking.
Why “Digital Spaces”:
We’re interested in all manner of “digital spaces,” including online tools (such as Omeka, WordPress, and Twitter) and the spaces where we do digital work (the classroom, the DASH Lab–Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Lab at SUNY New Paltz–and Experimental Humanities at Bard, and research or teaching “in the field”).
Join us for the intersection of physical and digital spaces for the first SUNY New Paltz/Bard College joint unconference!