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    Amanda Licastro
    Participant

    Greetings,

    As many of us prepare for the upcoming holiday I wanted to send you a quick reminder to mark your calendar for these very exciting events sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative:

    Monday November 26: “Digital Publishing Today”

    Ashley Dawson (CUNY), Matthew K. Gold (CUNY), Michael Mandiberg (CUNY), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU)

    Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100) register here: http://digital_publishing_today.eventbrite.com

    What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.

    Wednesday November 28: “The Commons and Digital Humanities in Museums”
    Co-Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History and CUNY Graduate Center Digital Initiatives

    Christina DePaolo (Balboa Park Online Collaborative), Michael Edson (Smithsonian), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), Neal Stimler (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

    Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100)

    The event is free and open to the public – registration is requested, but not required. Please register here: http://commons_dh_museums.eventbrite.com. The event will also be livestreaming at cuny.is/live.

    Inspired by the work of Lawrence Lessig, Lewis Hyde and Bill Ivey among others, museum technologists have been striving to provide greater access to cultural heritage collections in the form of a commons. The currents of DIY, digital humanities, free and remix culture have challenged museums to transform their relationships with scholars and the public toward openness and democratic participation. The GLAM-WIKI movement and Creative Commons licenses have also significantly reshaped museum practices. How can museums build vanguard collaborations and collective resources not only to aid constituents as they use institutional content but to create anew in a digital culture? This panel will explore the diverse implications of the formation of commons by museums.

    Also remember that next week is:
    CUNY’s 11th Annual IT Conference
    Thursday and Friday, November 29 and 30, 2012 @ John Jay College of Criminal Justice Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY:
    Change and Persistence

    The City University of New York and the Center for Digital Education will host the 11th annual CUNY IT Conference devoted to information and instructional technology.

    The NO-COST conference offers an overview of the University’s key IT initiatives, demonstrations of how technology continues to change instruction, research, and administration, and a chance to meet and discuss technology solutions with vendors.

    http://cunyitconference.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    The DHI Team

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    Charlie Edwards
    Participant

    Hope you all had a very relaxing Thanksgiving! And just a quick reminder about the event tonight:

    Monday November 26: “Digital Publishing Today”

    Ashley Dawson (CUNY), Matthew K. Gold (CUNY), Michael Mandiberg (CUNY), Tavia Nyong’o (NYU)

    Time & Place: 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Skylight Room (9100)

    Register here: http://digital_publishing_today.eventbrite.com

    What are the radical possibilities of open access publishing? This panel will bring together a number of scholars who have published online to consider how university presses are either facilitating or impeding efforts by academics to explore new forms of cultural production and media activism unleashed by movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Join us to explore these questions and to develop new strategies and models for contemporary academic publication.

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