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e-learning symposium 2013

LLAS, Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies will hold its 8th annual elearning symposium on 24/5thJanuary 2013. The aim of the symposium is to seek to bridge the gap between the ‘techie’ and the teacher, giving educators ideas to help them integrate elearning into their practice but also to inspire them to see where the online future could lead. Continue reading →

sotonDH small grants: Painting the landscape itself. No, I mean really, actually painting it. Oh, and in sound.

If ever you decide to demonstrate your crazy, arcane research, the ideas you dream about and discuss with yourself, sometimes inadvertently aloud - then find you’ve accidentally instigated the biggest, most exciting and terrifying project of your life, don’t call me to complain. I will only laugh. I was working on how to motion-track listeners so they can walk inside a piece of music - we’re getting there, with amazing work from composer-programmer Iyad Assaf, it’s called 3D-BARE. Continue reading →

sotonDH Small Grants: Painting a City with Sounds – An Audio Portrait of Southampton

Composing in the digital studio, I find objects from my surroundings to create virtual ʻinstrumentsʼ from urban and rural sources, machine and human. They are combined, transformed, augmented. Audio Portrait of a City is a an aural snapshot of a place in a time, the largest project of its kind anywhere. Using spoken word and field recordings, I am building a sonic snapshot of a year in Southampton, a vast soundscape stretching across the entire city. Continue reading →

sotonDH workshop: Thinking and working in digital 3D

This *free* workshop will provide an outline of the possibilities for incorporating digital 3D technologies into your working practice. The workshop will include an introduction to a variety of techniques but it will also help you to consider how these techniques can be practically implemented within your work.  The workshop will cover a range of techniques for the capture, modelling and dissemination of 3D data including 3D printing and different styles of 3D projection and cinematography. Continue reading →

Collaborative working using open research data to create open educational resources for the humanities

This *free* local event is part of the Higher Education Academy Open Education Resources seminar series. The focus of this workshop will be to show the benefits of publishing research data openly, and to show how one set of data collected for a single discipline can be used in different ways to create Open Educational Resources with varied content across the humanities. It will be an interactive session which will involve presentations, discussion and hands-on activities. Continue reading →

Media Archaeology

Jussi Parikka from sotonDH will be talking at the CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) seminar in Cambridge on 23 May 2012. The talk entitled "What is Media Archaeology?" will examine the theoretical challenges of studying digital culture and memory. Media Archaeology opens up the sedimented layers of contemporary media culture. I am giving a talk at Cambridge uni in May, at CRASSH, crassh.cam.ac. Continue reading →

Leipzig eHumanities award

The Leipzig centre for eHumanities has recently announced a new award scheme: the eHumanities innovation award. The award aims to recognise "emerging researchers who have developed new automated methods for the analysis of Humanities content". The Leipzig team emphasises that they are not looking for scholars who applied existing methods to digital data, but instead want to uncover real methodological innovations that are useful for the Humanities. Continue reading →