Duke CMAC Rendezvous with Tessa Joseph-Nicholas

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Duke CMAC Rendezvous with Tessa Joseph-Nicholas

Duke CMAC Rendezvous with Tessa Joseph-Nicholas, UNC-Chapel Hill:

“Fractured Practices: Interdisciplinarity, the Digital Humanities, and the Unquiet Mind”

Thursday March 2, 4:30 PM

Smith Warehouse Collision Space 

Bay 10, 2nd floor, Room A266 

map: http://myatlascms.com/map/?id=21&mrkIid=2871

Drinks and snacks served @ 4:30 PM

The aim of Tessa Joseph-Nicholas' recent collaboration, "Coding Diversity, Diversities of Code", was ostensibly to develop a low-threshold online interface that would allow data-naive humanists to explore the social media conversation around inclusion and diversity in technology. It turned out to be a rank-crossing, transdisciplinary, pedagogy-driven collaborative experiment whose processes and reception seemed to have been designed to force a reckoning with the rhetorics of diversity/inclusion, technology, learning, research, transdisciplinarity, and, most especially, the digital humanities. In this talk, Joseph-Nicholas will discuss what happens when the process of a project turns out to be the project itself.

Tessa Joseph-Nicholas is Senior Lecturer and Director of Digital Arts and Humanities Projects in the Department of Computer Science and a Faculty Fellow of the Digital Innovation Lab and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her teaching and research explore histories of computing and the Internet, Internet cultures and communities, digital fictions and poetics, the digital humanities, and programming instruction for non-programmers. She believes in net neutrality, hybrid pedagogy, transdisciplinarity, demystification, inclusion, and compelling, risky, joyful work.

Please come enjoy some champagne or a beer and snacks with us, and join in on our brief discussions of recent and current projects. All are invited to meet with Tessa and engage the greater CMAC community. 

For more information about the Rendezvous series please see https://is.gd/cmacrv.

CALL FOR FALL 2017 PRESENTERS! If you are interested in presenting for the Rendezvous this coming Fall 2017 semester, or know someone who may be a good fit for the series, please feel free to email me your recommendations. Feel free to recommend yourself. We especially encourage people to present works in progress.