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Museum of Forbidden Technologies
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  How do you make a museum out of things that don't exist? What's the line between fact and fiction? 2014 5CollDH microgrant recipient Emily Esten (UMass–Amherst Junior) built a "Museum of Forbidden Technologies," inspired by the popular podcast Welcome to Night … Read More

Parables for Proto-Space: An Introduction
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    Digital humanities offers the opportunity to imagine the future of how we live with and through our technologies. 2014-15 5CollDH undergraduate fellow Craig Campbell's project speculates on the architectures of cyberspace, and explores the ways that we already (and have … Read More

A Video Game Practicum: Recapping the Week
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This past January, I taught a week-long January term course entitled "Winners Don't Smash Buttons: A Video Game Practicum." This blog post is a summary of what happened over the course of the week; if you’d like a more detailed, … Read More

E.LIT/NET.ART, A J-Term Course in Pictures
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Last month, I taught a week-long course on electronic literature and Internet art called (imaginatively, I know) E.LIT/NET.ART: An Extraordinarily Brief Survey of Digital Literature, 1975 – 2015. The course was a self-consciously brief introduction to major themes, forms, and … Read More

Highlights from Digital Labor / #DL14
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Sweatshops, Picket Lines, &Barricades This past week, I went to the New School in New York City to attend #DL14—the fifth conference on digital labor spurred by Trebor Scholz’s The Internet As Playground and Factory. Each year, the conference invites … Read More