Spring 2012 & the DML is abloom and buzzing

5424404555_1a407dab0c photo by Flickr user blathlean used under Creative Commons license

It is almost MLK Day and that means a calendar year has just turned over and we are about to start our spring semester. 2011 was a really good year for the DML. Here are some highlights:

In the […]

By | January 13th, 2012|DML, Feature|

A Graduate Student Manifesto from Shannon Mattern

I just read a great post on Shannon Mattern’s Blog: Words in Space. Shannon is an Assistant Professor at the New School and much of her work addresses questions of media and materiality (in fact she is teaching a course on that topic this coming semester). Her work really resonates with a […]

By | December 19th, 2011|DML, Feature|

Objects of Exchange Expanded Launch #focusgallery

One of the first projects that really energized and challenged the Digital Media Lab was Aaron Glass’s focus galleryObjects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast. With a background in film and an eagerness to experiment and explore in digital media, Aaron’s project took advantage of a lot of technologies […]

By | December 8th, 2011|DML, Feature, focusgallery|

Fall 2011

prezi.jpgToday was the first day of orientation and the beginning of the DML’s third year. This is always a great time of year as the buzz of students returns to the building, faculty return from the summer trips, and the semester starts rolling. There will be a lot […]

By | August 22nd, 2011|DML, Feature|

NEH Summer Institute Complete #BGCNEH

By all accounts the NEH Summer Institute was a resounding success. The visiting scholars added some life to a normally quiet summer and I think they really appreciated their whirlwind session on New York City material culture. On the DML side, it was encouraging to see so many people interested in the approach the BGC […]

By | August 1st, 2011|DML, Feature|

NEH Summer Institue Digital Workshops #BGCNEH #Omeka #Zotero #Prezi #Scrivener #Evernote #dh

NEH-picWe are now in the middle of the second week of the NEH Summer Institute on New York City Material Culture we are hosting here at the BGC, and by all accounts things are going swimmingly. Despite some hot weather, the participants really seem to be enjoying […]

By | July 14th, 2011|DML, Feature|

3D Scanning and Printing

Those of you who have been around this summer have seen me excited about our newest purchase for the DML, a 3D scanner from NextEngine. This scanner has a lot of potential for our object based work and the possibility of getting detailed three dimensional representations of objects into a digital format. I […]

By | July 12th, 2011|3D printing, DML, Feature|

Digital Humanities 2011 Day Two #dh11

Moving on to day two DH11. Morning started off with particularly relevant panel on New Models of Materiality. Talks by Jean-Francois Blanchette, Johanna Drucker, & Matthew Kirschenbaum covered respectively infrastructure as foundation for digital humanities knowledge, critical theory as applied to digital humanities, and theorization of the digital archive.

Really liked the theory angle of the […]

By | June 21st, 2011|DML, events, Feature|

Digital Humanities 2011 #dh11

tieDyeLargeI am at the Digital Humanities 2011 conference this week and will be posting information relevant to the DML. First session I am in today is about virtual cities and digital histories. So far interesting projects include Main Street Carolina, T-RACES, and GeoScribe from

By | June 20th, 2011|DML, events, Feature|

Advanced Wiki Workshop

Today we had a successful Advanced Wiki Workshop. Matt Keagle and Sara Spink worked on some of the more detailed features that allow us to use the wikis as robust multimedia content management solutions for our digital projects.


By | February 8th, 2011|DML, events, Workshops|
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