Events Organized

As a scholar and teacher of digital art, media, and literacy, I am also an advocate for the emergent field and practices. As such I see it as my job to organize public readings, conferences, and related events to introduce new audiences and build the networks. The following is a list of selected, significant events I participated in organizing:

2015-present: as Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative at SDSU, I organize events ranging from the small (visiting scholar lecture) to the large (regional conference or grant-funded project). For more about our activities in organizing programming around digital+humanities, visit http://dh.sdsu.edu/events/index.html
Facebook: The Digital Humanities Initiative at SDSU
Twitter: @DHatSDSU

2015

NEH-Sponsored Workshops in Digital Pedagogy
30 faculty members from 7 schools in the San Diego region gathered for 2 days of intensive workshops and community-building. Our goal: to strategically enhance access to Digital Humanities teaching and learning at institutions of higher education in our city through a supportive network of invested collaborators.
San Diego State University
October 23-4, 2015

Reboot 2.0 Digital Humanities Camp
San Diego State University
May 19, 2015

Electronic Literature Reading: Tender Claws read PRY
March 19, 2015
SDSU

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2014

ThatCamp DHSoCal: “Diving into the Digital Humanities”
October 24-25, 2014
San Diego State University
@ The new Aztec Student Union

THATCamp is “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” and it is an “un-conference” meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. This THATCamp is special because it it is organized through a unique digital humanities-style collaboration between 4 regional institutions: San Diego State University (SDSU), University of California at San Diego (UCSD), California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM), and University of San Diego (USD).
Register here: http://dhsocal2014.thatcamp.org/

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Reboot Camp @ SDSU
This one-day event served to support SDSU CAL faculty in thinking through how digital media and technology impact humanities & social sciences research, teaching, and student learning. The event was hands-on opportunity to focus on big questions about the intellectual, institutional, political, and cultural consequences of the digital shift and talk through practical strategies for building digital humanities to increase the impact of our own research and benefit our students at SDSU.
May 21, 2014

DHSoCal Meeting @ UCSD
This regional meeting gathered over scholars, librarians, and students working in the Digital Humanities in Southern California from 12 institutions at Geisel Library, UCSD.
April 17, 2014
UCSD.

New Literature, On and Between Screens
: an Electronic Literature Reading Event
Cal State University, San Marcos
March 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
*Open to the Public. For tickets, go to www.csusum.edu/al
Featuring:
* Erik Loyer (digital artist, iphone app artist at Opertoon, Creative Director of Vectors at USC)
*Amaranth Borsuk (poet, scholar, and author of [with Brad Bouse] the augmented-reality book of poetry, Between Page and Screen)
* Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro (grad students at USC and UCSD, respectively) who will read from their collaborative, multimodal novel for the ipad, Penumbra.csusm elit event

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

New Literature, On and Between Screens: an Electronic Literature Reading Event
UCSD, March 1, 2013 @ 3:30 (Performance Space, SME Building)
Featuring:
* Erik Loyer (digital artist, iphone app artist at Opertoon, Creative Director of Vectors at USC)
*Amaranth Borsuk (poet, scholar, and author of [with Brad Bouse] the augmented-reality book of poetry, Between Page and Screen)
* Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro (grad students at USC and UCSD, respectively) who will read from their collaborative, multimodal novel for the ipad, Penumbra.

**Sponsored UCSD’s Center for the Humanities, UCSD’s Visual Arts Department, and the Electronic Literature Organization

Digital Humanities Research Group at UCSD
Digital Humanities” is a buzzword in academia today. But what does “Digital Humanities” mean, and what should it mean? This research group takes the digital humanities as its subject and methodology, as an opportunity to examine the emergent field and consider its impact on scholarly practices, research initiatives, and institutional structures. This new scholarly research group, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UCSD, will meet monthly and host esteemed scholars (both within and beyond) UCSD. All are welcome. Our website, which contains our schedule of meetings and visiting scholars, can be found here: http://humctr.ucsd.edu/digitalhumanities/

2012

Digital Humanities Research Group at UCSD
Digital Humanities” is a buzzword in academia today. But what does “Digital Humanities” mean, and what should it mean? This research group takes the digital humanities as its subject and methodology, as an opportunity to examine the emergent field and consider its impact on scholarly practices, research initiatives, and institutional structures. This new scholarly research group, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UCSD, will meet monthly and host esteemed scholars (both within and beyond) UCSD. All are welcome. Our website, which contains our schedule of meetings and visiting scholars, can be found here: http://humctr.ucsd.edu/digitalhumanities/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

Yale Media Theory & History Graduate Conference
April 22-23, 2011
Yale University

Co-sponsored by Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, Yale Media Studies Collective, Yale English Department’s Theory & Media Studies Colloquium, and the Media Theory and History Initiative

Scholars at Yale have long concerned themselves with the theory and history of various media, but it is only in the last few years that faculty and students here have begun to organize under the aegis of the developing discipline of “media studies.” This conference, open only to Yale graduate students, is part of a larger cross-disciplinary initiative in Media Theory and History and aims to showcase media studies here at Yale, provide an opportunity for those of us who identify as scholars of media to “go public” with our work, to receive feedback and build community, and to help give institutional shape to media studies here at Yale.

For more on the Media Theory and History faculty initiative that I also organize, see “Working Groups” or visit our Media Theory and History website.

2009
DAC (Digital Arts and Culture) Conference

Digital Literary Arts Extravaganza

Co-organized, with Mark C. Marino, an evening of electronic literature performances during the DAC conference. Proceedings of Event are available here
Irvine, CA
December 14, 2009

2008
Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
@ Yale
Arranged for the digital writer/artist duo to “read,” and, with a bang (or clang) introduced electronic literature to Yale.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yale University

2007
Open Mic/Open Mouse
: An evening of live electronic literature readings
April 25, 2007
University of Southern California

2004
“NARR@TIVE: DIGITAL STORYTELLING”
Co-Chair, UC DIGITAL CULTURES GRADUATE CONFERENCE
Hammer Museum, UCLA
The graduate conference focused on questioning how our practices of reading, writing, creating, analyzing, publishing, teaching, and thinking are being transformed by the Digital. How is the Digital transforming the stories we tell and our modes of telling them? The conference culminated with an evening of student work: electronic literature readings + new media art performances, as part of the “HyperText: Explorations in Electronic Literature” reading series at the Hammer Museum.

2003-2004
ELO/ UCLA Hammer Reading Series
“HyperText: Explorations in Electronic Literature”: a year-long reading series that on electronic literature, a collaboration between the UCLA Hammer Museum and the Electronic Literature Organization. The series, held Fall 2003- Spring 2004, showcased digital artists across the genres– from kinetic poetry and hypertext to sound poetry and animated narrative– and around the country. HyperText was free and open to the public.

2002
State of the Arts Symposium
, Electronic Literature Organization
Co-planned (with the ELO Board of Directors) and facilitated a two-day, international symposium on electronic literature and digital art which included a poster session and an evening of electronic literature readings. The event was a watershed moment for the nascent field of electronic literature.