Document Type

Grant Application




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Project Period

FY 2013-2014

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

Featured Speakers: Professor Nicole Starosielski (New York University), EricaZimmer (Boston University), Ari Epstein (Massachusetts lnstitute of Technology), and Anne Goodyear (Bowdoin Art Museum). The second biannual Digital Humanities Week takes place across the UMaine campus the second week of October. Entitled Surfacíng, this year's program calls for the arts and letters to step up their influence in a world convulsed by rapid change. An MIT oceanographer, a Smithsonian curator, and distinguished scholars from NYU and the University of Virginia will examine a variety of methods for bringing to the surface what was previously hidden, from word correlations in Emily Dickinson to the geopolitics of transatlantic Internet cables. Consistent with the theme of emergence, the conference follows a bottom-up dynamic as Maine's first THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp). A1l visitors are invited to register their interests online or in person at the numerous workshops spread throughout the week. During each workshop, the participants break into self-determined groups to learn more about the topic of their choice, be it how to curate a digital exhibition, fight global warming, or code a mobile app. Many of the workshops take place at IMÅC, the just-opened Innovative Media Research and Commercialization center, where participants can take advantage of cutting-edge tools like 3d printers.