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Mid-semester Newsletter

As we head towards Spring Break and register a midpoint in the semester, we have a lot for which to be grateful.

We are grateful to our community for doing good work and sharing it: 
 
Don’t forget to check out anything you missed by catching up on videos of all of our programs since Fall 2020.

The DH Center is open! 
Studios are available Monday through Friday between 10am and 4pm when classes are in session. Our digital studio self-booking request system is now available. Click
here to book a studio. 

Upcoming Events

There are more DH events left in Spring 2022, before our grand celebratory Annual Showcase 
We hope you join us. 
We are excited to announce our first in-person event since Covid’s postponement, Omni Echo Experience. This is an immersive experience led by Dr. Chris Warren (Assistant Professor of Digital Composition and Sound Design, Music Recording Technology, and Audio Design Area Coordinator in the School of Music and Dance).
April 21st & 22nd @ 10 am - 3 pm
check out the Omni Echo, an immersive synthesizer– an augmented reality experience that stretches sounds in time, at the DH Center (LA 61).
 
This event is co-sponsored by the SDSU Center for the Study of Media and Performance.

The Omni Echo Experience will be followed by the Adaptive Performance of “Brown Girl Dreaming.”
Join us on April 25/26th (times TBD) for Jacqueline Woodson’s lyric memoir about finding her voice as a young African American writer, Brown Girl Dreaming, is adapted for performance by students in Professor Dani Bedau’s THEA 510 advanced Creative Drama course.
 
This 30-minute adaptation focuses on themes of civil rights, education and learning, and growing up African American in the 1960’s and 70’s. The hybrid piece features live performance and a range of visual and mediatized images.
 
DH SHOWCASE & ELIT COMPETITION
The Digital Humanities Initiative is excited to announce the reboot of our annual Student Electronic Literature Competition & DH Showcase
 
After a 2 year hiatus due to Covid, we are eager to showcase creativity in digital media and gather together to celebrate in the DH Center.
E-LIT COMPETITION
-All forms of born-digital literary art (hypertext, Twine games, VR/AR storytelling, poetry, games, etc.), created over the last 2 academic years (from 2019-2020- today) are welcome.
-Winner gets $250!
-Chosen works will be displayed in the Digital Humanities Showcase, in the Digital Humanities Center (Love Library) on May 6
-The deadline for submissions is April 15 at midnight
-Submission and Questions: email Professor Jessica Pressman, jpressman@sdsu.edu
 
DH SHOWCASE
Friday, May 6, 2022 from 10 am to noon
The Digital Humanities Showcase is the celebratory exhibition of digital
 work at SDSU. The showcase is an informal digital poster session in
which participants display and discuss their work, exhibit hybrid
analog-digital pieces, and offer project demos. The DH Showcase displays
 the wide diversity of creative-critical digital work happening across
our campus.
-All Faculty, staff, students are invited to submit digital-informed work from across all disciplines and methodologies to be shared in our celebration.
-Work can be in-progress, collaborative, and from the last 2 academic years (from 2019-2020- today)

-Submit your work here!
 

Elit at a Glance

“Electronic literature are works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the stand-alone or networked computer.”
- Electronic Literature Organization
 
Below you will find some examples of what E-Lit @ SDSU looks like. 
 We invite you to see the installation Luck at the Digital Humanities Center, LA 61. Luck explores the issues and challenges related to the pandemic and Mexico border.
 
“E-lit as a form challenges literary aesthetics, constantly questioning conceptual “borders,” and this inherent quality of e-lit allows the form to complement the content.”
- Brent Ameneyro 

DH Spotlights

Congratulations to our own DH Core faculty member, Dr. Nathian Rodriguez (Journalism Media Studies) for being named one of the recipients of the new Presidential Research Fellowship at SDSU!
“This award is about creating space-and taking space-for scholars like myself who are #brown, #queer, #Latinx, #firstgen, who often produce research that flies under the radar.”
  • Dr. Nate Rodriguez
Dr. Rodriguez studies how media portray underrepresented groups, and his important work exemplifies DH@SDSU's commitment to Global Diversity. Check out the article about the new fellowship and the reasons why Dr. Rodriguez got it! We are so proud! : https://t.co/jIdLceQRu5.
 

Request for your info:
DH-Related Courses Fall 2021 - Spring 2023

We are updating our website to showcase the great work we all are doing. Please let us share news of your efforts to teach digital literacy, digital culture, and other DH-related skills and practices-- which have never been so important than in these online times. 

Let us know through email, if you are teaching, or have taught, a Digital Humanities-related course Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023.
This information will go on the DH Course page.
Contact: digitalhumanities@sdsu.edu

We look forward to connecting with you this semester!


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