Poetry in the Digital Age - 2/25/2020

The workshop featured a talk and Q&A with Annelyse Gelman, founder and editor of Midst poetry—a digital journal publishing poems in the form of interactive timelapses that show the author’s writing process. Gelman discussed the origins of Midst; the technology used for the journal and the developing app; and the responses of users and readers.

Stacey Park, a Claremont Graduate University Ph.D. student in English and a 2019/2020 DH@CC Research Studio Fellow, also led a discussion that considered other related trends in DH, including instapoetry and products of electronic literature. What does poetry have to gain or lose in the digital age? Both offline and online, academic and non-academic discourse is divided about issues related to various iterations of poetry in the digital age. How do we want to weigh in?

For those who couldn’t attend, a recording of the session is available here.

Reclaiming Personal Computing: or, Your Life in Plain Text - 11/8/2019

After one too many late nights fixing his citation manager’s corrupted database, switching the references and headings in a word processing document from character-styles to document-styles, and getting text to wrap correctly around figures, Pomona College Professor Joseph C. Osborn made a decision to minimize the “magic” in the computer programs and document formats he used.  While initially born out of frustration, working primarily in interchangeable, portable text files quickly opened up new possibilities for revision control, workflow automation, and even new forms of expression by combining different programs and programming languages, which would not have been possible while stuck within a single software product.  In this tutorial, Prof. Osborn walks through one path towards reclaiming the “personal” in “personal computing” (with a focus on the 43-year-old programmable text editor Emacs) and how he has cultivated his work environment around his particular needs and tastes—in the hopes that participants will take away tools for taking back control over their computers from app stores and Web developers.

Python Clinic - 10/11/2019

Trying to get started with your Python learning but overwhelmed by all the options? Which Python version? Which programming environment? What is a Jupyter Notebook anyway? What does this error message mean? Come with your laptop and your questions for informal troubleshooting and peer support session. You will need to have install privileges on your machine. We will mostly concentrate on the Anaconda Python distribution. As usual, there will be snacks !

So, You’re Writing a Thesis - 9/13/2019

Starting a big research project, long-term assignment, or senior thesis? Interested in learning more about some of the digital tools that can help you stay organized throughout the process? This week’s Digital Pop Up led by Leigh Anne Lieberman, Director of the Digital Research Studio for DH@CC, will help you get going on the right foot. Come with questions – stay for the cookies!

Digital Pop Up

Want to learn a new digital platform? Have a question about a digital project you’ve been brainstorming? Our Digital Pop Up sessions are the perfect venue to learn and experiment, meet new colleagues and be inspired.

Stay tuned for information about these impromptu sessions during the Spring 2020 semester!

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