Juliana Friend (anthropology) and Seth Lu (Computer Science) are thrilled to announce a unique launch event for Many-to-Many, an interactive digital archive of ethnographic conversations recorded around the world. We will screen a selection of conversations from the archive; possibilities include a sound walk through the streets of Taipei, a commemoration of the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion in Mano, Guinea, and a discussion between Brazilian activists about language, violence, and activism in Rio de Janeiro. We will then record a meta-conversation about the conversation archive to post to the site’s ‘About’ page. Refreshments will be served. ABOUT MANY-TO-MANY: A collaboration with the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) and Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Many-to-Many harnesses digital media tools to promote collaboration in the production and circulation of ethnographic knowledge. We invite ethnographers, their interlocutors, and the general public to share conversations in any form and medium. In doing so we ask, what is a conversation in the first place? This experimental ethnography tests the possibilities and limitations of digital technologies for combating communicative inequalities (Cf. Briggs and Mantini-Briggs 2016). It also explores how reflexive orientations to modes of circulation shape the kinds of self-presentation we enact through conversation. This […]
Digital Publishing Series: Scalar for Multimedia Digital Projects Tuesday, May 2nd, 5-6pm Berkeley Center for New Media Commons, 340 Moffitt hosted by Stacy Reardon Developed by the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, Scalar is a web platform designed especially for multimedia digital projects and for multimedia academic texts. Like WordPress, it is easy to create content, but it is distinguished by multiple ways of navigating through a project, annotation and metadata features, and image and video options. Choose it to develop born digital projects and books, or as a companion site for traditional scholarship. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll learn how to create a Scalar project, create pages and media, add metadata and annotations, and define paths. For more information check out the Digital Publishing Workshop series. Register here for the Scalar workshop!
NWMEDIA 203: Critical Making will showcase the incredible works they’ve designed over the semester on Thursday, May 4 from 2 – 3:30 PM ! Check out live demonstrations and join in conversation on making here at Cal! The Critical Making showcase is being hosted by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, they are opening their doors to display students’ innovative designs. Featuring project displays and demos — along with conversation and refreshments — the showcase is an opportunity to meet a diverse community of student makers, to explore design projects across disciplines, and to celebrate the completion of the academic year. Critical Making is one of 16 courses presenting its work over eight showcase sessions. All of the courses have taken place in Jacobs Hall this semester, making use of the building’s flexible spaces for hands-on learning. With coursework spanning departments, design focuses, and experience levels, the showcase will highlight the diversity of the design innovation ecosystem at Jacobs Hall and at Berkeley. EVENT INFORMATION Jacobs Hall is located at 2530 Ridge Road, on the northeast side of the UC Berkeley campus. For information on campus shuttles and links to public transit, […]