Pre-game

I was initially extremely excited about the coincidence of the Day of Digital Humanities and the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies — these are two groups I’ve been hoping to get into conversation.

Alas, it’s become clear over the last few hours that not only is there not free wireless access in the conference hotel, and not only is the conference hotel not included in my Boingo subscription, but there’s apparently not even pay wi-fi in the conference rooms. And bad AT&T access to boot.

In other words, it’s possible that my posting tomorrow will be restricted to times when I get to dash out and find access outside the conference itself.

So much for promoting dialogue.

Pre-game

I was initially extremely excited about the coincidence of the Day of Digital Humanities and the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies — these are two groups I’ve been hoping to get into conversation.

Alas, it’s become clear over the last few hours that not only is there not free wireless access in the conference hotel, and not only is the conference hotel not included in my Boingo subscription, but there’s apparently not even pay wi-fi in the conference rooms. And bad AT&T access to boot.

In other words, it’s possible that my posting tomorrow will be restricted to times when I get to dash out and find access outside the conference itself.

So much for promoting dialogue.

It begins, nearly

The Day of DH is tomorrow, but the irony is that my most productive time has been the weeks running up to it. Now that it is finally happening, it will either be the start of a massive catch-up or an extravagant exhale and relax(collapse). We’ll see.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to write a post or two early, so as to catch some of tail of Day of DH organization. This year, I intend to post shorter, more frequent updates, and put off longer posts until later. Yet, I must repeat: we’ll see.

It begins, nearly

The Day of DH is tomorrow, but the irony is that my most productive time has been the weeks running up to it. Now that it is finally happening, it will either be the start of a massive catch-up or an extravagant exhale and relax(collapse). We’ll see.

Nevertheless, I’ve decided to write a post or two early, so as to catch some of tail of Day of DH organization. This year, I intend to post shorter, more frequent updates, and put off longer posts until later. Yet, I must repeat: we’ll see.

Break of Day in Brisbane

My Day in Digital Humanities has begun and I am faced with a number of tasks that must be completed before I leave tomorrow to attend Book Logic, a conference on Textual Scholarship in Australia.

I’m the Project Manager of the Aus-e-Lit Project at the University of Queensland and the project team is planning a usability study that, like the Day in DH, requires ethics approval. Fortunately, the hard work is done, but the ethics committee requires a few minor changes. Job #1: finish ethics application.

At the Book Logic Symposium I’m giving a paper on Aus-e-Lit tools and their potential application in the field of textual scholarship. Job #2: finish paper.

This also requires a few more working examples to be completed. Job#3: finish examples

I’ve scheduled a weekly slot where I can do this kind of work in a room with data projector, allowing staff and students to come in, have a coffee and chat and watch while I play with tools that are not widely available. This is the first week I’ve done this, so I’m not expecting a huge turn out, but hopefully, I’ll get a few through the door before the end of semester. Note to self: next week, bring cake!

I’ve already attended to various emails from members of our testing group, making plans for meetings next week and after. Some members of our group are planning a panel on Digital Humanities for this year’s ASAL conference. For this session we’ll be talking about collaborative annotation, textual scholarship, adaptation, fine art and poetry books, and print culture networks.

That will keep me busy for a while and so I’ll be fairly quiet for most of the day, but I’ll log on again a bit later.

Break of Day in Brisbane

My Day in Digital Humanities has begun and I am faced with a number of tasks that must be completed before I leave tomorrow to attend Book Logic, a conference on Textual Scholarship in Australia.

I’m the Project Manager of the Aus-e-Lit Project at the University of Queensland and the project team is planning a usability study that, like the Day in DH, requires ethics approval. Fortunately, the hard work is done, but the ethics committee requires a few minor changes. Job #1: finish ethics application.

At the Book Logic Symposium I’m giving a paper on Aus-e-Lit tools and their potential application in the field of textual scholarship. Job #2: finish paper.

This also requires a few more working examples to be completed. Job#3: finish examples

I’ve scheduled a weekly slot where I can do this kind of work in a room with data projector, allowing staff and students to come in, have a coffee and chat and watch while I play with tools that are not widely available. This is the first week I’ve done this, so I’m not expecting a huge turn out, but hopefully, I’ll get a few through the door before the end of semester. Note to self: next week, bring cake!

I’ve already attended to various emails from members of our testing group, making plans for meetings next week and after. Some members of our group are planning a panel on Digital Humanities for this year’s ASAL conference. For this session we’ll be talking about collaborative annotation, textual scholarship, adaptation, fine art and poetry books, and print culture networks.

That will keep me busy for a while and so I’ll be fairly quiet for most of the day, but I’ll log on again a bit later.

Getting Ready

This will be a great Day, since Spring Break means I will be ready to record a series of projects that may or may not link directly to teaching and regular research. I did spend all day today editing the working ms. draft of *Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting*, due to Palgrave Macmillan on June 30. At this rate, I’ll make it.

Getting Ready

This will be a great Day, since Spring Break means I will be ready to record a series of projects that may or may not link directly to teaching and regular research. I did spend all day today editing the working ms. draft of *Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting*, due to Palgrave Macmillan on June 30. At this rate, I’ll make it.