Again, this reminder is being cross-posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication. Please rsvp directly to me if you would like to attend in Second Life: [log in to unmask] Best, Esther Esther Grassian Information Literacy Librarian UCLA College Library Box 951450 L.A., CA 90095-1450 Phone: 310-206-4410 Fax: 310-206-9312 Email: [log in to unmask] Skype: esthergrassian SL: Alexandria Knight There: Sefer From: Grassian, Esther [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:53 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Invitation: 2/2 Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities Hello. This message is being cross-posted to a number of lists. Apologies for any duplication Best, Esther Esther Grassian Co-Manager, DLF's Entropia & Information Literacy Librarian UCLA College Library Box 951450 L.A., CA 90095-1450 Phone: 310-206-4410 Fax: 310-206-9312 Email: [log in to unmask] SL: Alexandria Knight Skype: esthergrassian There: Sefer You are invited to attend the February 2009 Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities: http://tinyurl.com/472nah Topic: Digital Scholarship and New Media Publication Readings: http://tinyurl.com/c492aj Presenter: Tara McPherson Date: Monday, February 2, 2009 Time: 2 pm - 5 pm PST/SLT Location: Real Life (RL): UCLA Visualization Portal (5628 Math and Sciences Bldg.) Second Life (SL): Entropia, the Digital Library Federation's SL island-rsvp needed Second Life basic accounts are free: http://secondlife.com <http://secondlife.com/> NOTE to SL attendees: Please rsvp to Esther Grassian [log in to unmask] to reserve a space and receive the SLURL (SL url), as well as instructions for viewing the live video feed and adjusting the audio in SL. This presentation will explore several aspects of the international electronic journal, Vectors: its conception, its mandates, its infrastructure, and its innovative collaborative design process. Some questions to be considered include: What happens when scholarship looks and feels differently, requiring different modes of engagement from the reader/user? How does "argument" shift when scholarship goes fully networked and multimedia? How do you "experience" argument in a more immersive and sensory-rich space? Can scholarship show as well as tell? What do humanities scholars gain from working with database structures? What kind of new partnerships will be required among libraries, publishers, and scholars to foster future growth in this area? How might the lessons of Vectors be translated to other arenas? About Tara McPherson: Tara McPherson teaches courses in new media, television, and popular culture in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC). Her Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender and Nostalgia in the Imagined South (Duke UP: 2003) received the 2004 John G. Cawelti Award for the outstanding book published on American Culture, among other awards. She is co-editor of the anthology Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture (Duke UP: 2003) and editor of Digital Youth, Innovation and the Unexpected, part of the MacArthur Foundation series on Digital Media and Learning (MIT Press, 2008). She is currently co-editing an anthology on digital narrative and politics and working on a book manuscript on the racial epistemologies of new media. Her new media research focuses on issues of convergence, gender, race, and representation, as well as upon the development of new tools and paradigms for digital publishing, learning, and authorship. She is the founding editor of Vectors, the multimedia peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Institute for Multimedia Literacy at the University of Southern California. Vectors pushes far beyond the "text with pictures" format of much online scholarly publishing, encouraging work that takes full advantage of the multimodal and networked capacities of computing technologies. She was recently selected as one of three editors for the new MacArthur-supported International Journal of Learning and Media (forthcoming from MIT Press in 2009), a hybrid online/print journal that will also explore new forms of online publishing.