DH Sandbox Chats now co-sponsored by the Duke Wired! Lab!

We are proud to announce that our DH Sandbox Chats are now co-sponsored by our innovative friends at the Duke Wired! Lab. We are honored to have their support.


Upcoming DH Sandbox Chats:

March 4, 4pm: Anna Gibson, “Digital Dickens Notes: Form and Formation”

Anna Gibson will describe how her Digital Dickens Notes Project hopes to create an interactive and fluid edition of Charles Dickens’s working notes for his novels that can demonstrate and facilitate a mode of reading serial novel form with attention to process—to formation. The project is in its early stages of prototype development, beginning with the working notes to Our Mutual Friend. Gibson will introduce the Dickens notes and the project’s goals. The talk will focus on the methodological rationale for this type of digital edition as a way of exploring novel form-in-process rather than form-as-structure.

Project Site: dickensnotes.com
Register: http://tinyurl.com/edge-dickens

March 18, 1pm: A special DH Sandbox Chat to coincide with our Alex Gil keynote event by Mary Caton Lingold and the Sonic Dictionary team.

The Sonic Dictionary is an experimental reference source for audio culture built in Omeka. Essentially a database of audio recordings, the site houses material created and edited by students from multiple undergraduate courses. The Sonic Dictionary also features exhibits co-authored by student participants that curate individual recordings into narratives connected to broader course content.

In the Sandbox Chat, the Sonic Dictionary Project team will explain how they have used Omeka to execute a crowdsourced digital project across courses at Duke and other institutions. The use of a platform like Omeka makes it easy to get up-and-running with a project of this nature; it also presents challenges unique to a sound-based project that does not conform to Omeka’s conventional application.

By working with Omeka, students learn how to author meta-data, an exciting pedagogical activity that has exposed interesting challenges for the organization of sonic information. Sonic Dictionary participants also work with open-source audio-editing software Audacity and a range of recording equipment. All of these topics and more will discussed at the upcoming event.

Registration link: TBA

April 1: One Person, One Vote: Title TBA

April 8: Wired! Lab: Title TBA


All DH Sandbox Chats are held in the Murthy Digital Studio (Murthy Digital Studio, Bostock Library Level 1, West Campus, Duke University campus map)

See full details on our Training & Events Page.


-Amanda Starling Gould

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