Organizer and Moderator: John Taormina, Duke University
How do digital technologies allow us to look at knowledge production differently in the arts and humanities? New technologies allow us to interrogate and disseminate visual information from multiple vantage points. Digital Humanities in the cultural heritage environment includes such activities as curating online collections, mining large cultural data sets, data visualization and representational technologies, information retrieval, digital publishing, gaming, multimedia, peer-to-peer collaboration, and GIS and cultural mapping. In this new collaborative, interdisciplinary, digital environment, visual resources specialists and librarians work side-by-side with faculty and students to develop and support Digital Humanities projects for teaching and research. The use of digital technologies as a means to synthesize, present, and communicate large amounts of information challenges the instructor and researcher to incorporate different ways to investigate works of art or develop new visual support tools. This session seeks to highlight the issues surrounding the support, development, dissemination, and preservation of Digital Humanities projects in the arts and humanities. Papers should address the transformational changes brought about by introducing digital technologies into the arts and humanities disciplines.
Paper proposals should be submitted via the SECAC conference website (www.secollegeart.org/conference). The paper proposal deadline is Monday, April 20, 2015.
VRA-SECAC Affiliate Organization Liaison