Of Five or Ten Minds about Collaboration (Jan 22)

Announcing cross-town events on collaborative scholarship!

The Co-Creators of 10 PRINT and Digital_Humanities Get Together to Talk about New academic Authoring:

UCLA
12PM Broad art center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, RM 1250
LA, Ca 90095
310-825-9007 for info
USC
6pm, Kerkhoff (KER)
734 W Adams
LA, CA 90089

A presentation and discussion about emerging models of collaborative writing and scholarship featuring authors of the recently published 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 and Digital_Humanities (both from the MIT Press & both available in open access, freely downloadable versions).

10 Print takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and uses it as a lens through which to consider the phenomenon of creative computing and the way computer programs exist in culture. Digital_Humanities explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry—including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation—to revitalize the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven, multimedia language of the twenty-first century.

The authors chose to create unified, choral voices for their books, a choice more common in the sciences than the humanities, rather than collecting individually attributed chapters or essays.

From 10 Print: Nick Montfort (MIT), Jeremy Douglass (UCSB), Mark C. Marino (USC), and Casey Reas (UCLA).

From Digital_Humanities: Anne Burdick (Art Center), Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Peter Lunenfeld (UCLA), and Todd Presner (UCLA).

The events are co-sponsored by USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Humanities and Critical Code Studies (HaCCS) Lab and by UCLA’s Design Media Arts.

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