(inter)face of Creation|Curation in the realm of Digital

Technology doesn’t always operate on the innovations our perspective. Sometimes, our inspiration to innovate comes after we look at old life through new frames| new apparatus |new tools. For instance a pencil may have been a tool created for drawing, but it is now also a thing to hold ponytails, to untie knots, to loosen braids, a weapon of self defense, etc.  And still, some of us are of the belief that humans are always (and certainly) subject to technology, and … Read More

“Traveling Shot Over 26000 Miles”

“Traveling Shot Over 26000 Miles” is a multi-media research project that reframes the processes used to picture the world, including aerial photography, satellite imagery, maps and the analytical data tied to them. Incorporating three-channel video, hung images, (de)classified documents, and published reports, the project was installed in the Harold F. Johnson Library Gallery at Hampshire college from April 19-21, 2016.To put it broadly, the project focuses on surveillance, instruments of vision, maps, and the cyber-military-industrial complex. Initially, I was concerned … Read More

Mixing Tech and Hip-Hop with 5CollDH Fellow Eunice Esomonu

Over the next few months, we’re running interviews with 5CollDH Student Fellows to learn more about their projects and research process. We continue our series with Eunice Esomonu, a senior at Mount Holyoke College. What is your 5CollDH project about?My project seeks to search and convey the intersection of hip hop and technology through interactive installations inspired by the four elements of hip hop: DJing/Turntablism, Graffiti, Breaking, and MCing/Rapping. I want to be able to convey the connection between hip-hop culture … Read More

Parables for Proto-Space: An Introduction

    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 always) live in digital space. In his own words:    In mathematics, the parabola is defined as the arching shape that results from intersecting a cone with a plane parallel to one of its sides. The parabola is immediately evocative … Read More

PEER2PEER:
Democracy, Deregulation, &Discontents

Image: Zach Blas / Queer Technologies   For two weeks in January, I taught an undergraduate intensive course at Hampshire College on network culture and its discontents as part of my post-baccalaureate residency with 5CollDH.I had been planning the course for months—refining the topic, gathering material for the syllabus, and refining it even more. When I started my digging, I knew I wanted to discuss possible politics and philosophies of networks, but I had no idea where that might lead. My research … , , , , , , ,

E.LIT/NET.ART, A J-Term Course in Pictures

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 genres of electronic literature: eight students and I trawled through hypertext, Flash animation, interactive fiction, and then some, paying attention to how electronic literature reconfigures not only our understanding of what “literature” means, but how an expanded view of textuality … Read More