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Talks with Piotr Adamczyk, Google Cultural Institute

Piotr Adamczyk, of the Google Cultural Institute, will be visiting KU on Monday, March 10th, to give the following talks:

 

Cultural Heritage Information Visualization

Watson Library, Room 455, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Cultural institutions are increasingly adopting open data policies, both for easy internal reuse of data sets and as a way of building community engagement online. While the opening up of data is a welcome development, too often key audiences see too little of this information through too small a keyhole. As linked and open data formats and application programming interfaces become more common for cultural repositories, providing a sense of the scope and shape of cultural collections is moving from a problem of data access to one of presentation. Information dashboards can be effectively applied in these contexts along with compelling multimedia experiences when cultural heritage data is shared beyond private silos.

Google Digitizing Culture?

Spooner Hall, The Commons, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

How is Google changing our relationship with traditional cultural institutions like art museums? In 2011, Google launched the Google Art Project, an ever-growing digital repository of artworks from museums around the globe, quickly followed by the Google Cultural Institute. Just recently the Cultural Institute opened its first physical location in Paris. Piotr Adamczyk, Program Manager at Google, will provide insight into the virtual and physical projects, initiatives and partnerships as well as the motivations and goals of the Cultural Institute.

Piotr Adamczyk

Starting with an analyst position at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as the Data Lead for the Google Art Project, and now on the Content Team of the Google Cultural Institute, Piotr Adamczyk's work is focused on the use of open/linked data in cultural heritage institutions. With undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, Piotr holds graduate degrees in Human Factors and Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Piotr has authored papers, organized workshops, and served as a Program Committee member for Association for Computing Machinery and cultural heritage conferences, and his arts research includes residencies at the Banff New Media Institute, Medialab-Prado, and Eyebeam.


Registration is now open for the 2014 Digital Jumpstart Workshops

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities is pleased to announce that registration for the Spring 2014 Digital Jumpstart Workshops, to be held on Thursday, March 6 & Friday, March 7, is now open.

These free workshops are intended to provide faculty, staff and graduate students with hands-on introductions to digital tools and practices in order to help you capture and digitize your data, discover and analyze patterns in your data, and present and disseminate your results. All skill levels, from beginner to seasoned digital humanist, are welcome.

Registration is free, but space is limited. For full descriptions of the workshops and to register, please see the Spring 2014 Digital Jumpstart Workshops page.


Thursday, March 6

Manipulating Your Videos for Research & Teaching

Instructors: Carolina Pardo & Wade Garrison
10:00 AM - noon
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library

Creating online collections and exhibits

Instructors: Melissa Fisher Isaacs & Wade Garrison
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Watson 455


Friday, March 7

Creating a Digital Scholarly Edition

Instructor: Andrew Jewell, University of Nebraska
9:00 AM - noon
Watson 455

Introduction to Text Analysis with the Natural Language Toolkit

Instructor: Matt Menzenski
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Watson 503A

Working with Scalar

Instructors: Liam Lair, Trevor Grizzell, Ray Mizumura-Pence, Ashley Mog, and Kay Walker
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library

We hope to see you there!


Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 Digital Humanities Forum: Return to the Material

 

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Fall 2013 Digital Humanities ForumSeptember 12-14, 2013 at Watson Library and the Kansas Union.

 

We are very excited about this year's schedule, which includes a number of established and emerging scholars who will be on hand for workshops, keynote talks, and presentations on the theme of "Return to the Material." The three-day Forum features the following events:

Thursday, September 12 & Friday, September 13

WORKSHOPS: A set of in-depth, hands on workshops on digital humanities tools and topics.

Friday, September 13

THATCamp Kansas: An “unconference” for technologists and humanists, with conversations about topics defined on-site by the participants.

Saturday, September 14

RETURN TO THE MATERIAL: A one-day program of panels and poster sessions showcasing digital humanities projects and research.

KEYNOTE TALKS

Colin Allen, Indiana University

Jentery Sayers, University of Victoria

Whitney Trettien, Duke University

Find more information about schedules, keynote speakers and registration at Digital Humanities Forum 2013: Return to the Material


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