Some Assembly RequiredTeaching through/with/about/by/because of, the Digital Humanities‘Henj’, c 2011 Stevyn ColganShawn G...
‘Boy with Commodore Vic 20 (1984)’ , Michael Surran. Wikimedia Commons
DH Strand 2:DeformationImage at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/proj_final/www/mdougla1/
Historical Friction
Classic Romero Zombies, cc by Pedro Vezini, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrovezini/4791322423/Practical Necromancy: simu...
Recap:Key trends in DH foreducation• Strand 1: implicationsof a cyborgconsciousness• Strand 2: deformanceof our materials•...
Which is rather similar to(experimental) archaeology, too.Making as a way of knowing.http://archaeology.about.com/od/archa...
...and it’s worth remembering thatthe roots of DH go back to the1940s, and the work of theJesuit, Father Roberto Busa.Not ...
So what would university teaching looklike, if that were our foundation?Ruined Chapel, cc Tony Austin http://commons.wikim...
Caveat: 1994 Shawn‘Salt Shaker’ cc Dubravko Soric http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salt_shaker_on_white_background.jpg
• Things I have tried:– Game based learning– Gamefication– The ScrewmeneuticalImperative(and you can read about these atel...
Epic Fails‘A very big birdhouse’ cc James Gray-Kinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesgrayking/2158280666/
Epic WinsJeff McNeill,http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffmcneill/4194259736/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Cc Jpmueller99http://www.flickr.com/photos/redarrow101/4414917091/sizes/m/in/photostream/ OZinOH http://www.flickr.com/pho...
Again I hearyou say:So whatwoulduniversityteaching looklike, if DH wasourfoundation?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File...
DH will save us,right?Just sprinkle DH,right?…and the backlash.
DH pushback
Know Your MOOCsCorporate,one-size-fits-allxMOOCs,from the USPersonallearningenvironments,cMOOCS,from Canada
Alright, get to the point: What wouldyou do, Shawn?cc Harald Hoyerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hhoyer/3784430219/
Well…• Need to think more about how ourinstitutional processes form the worldviewsand possibility spaces for/of our studen...
Turn the University inside-out.
No More Walled GardensMassive? Bah.Digital media is aboutconnection. Make itpersonal.
Domain of One’s Own
…because right now, that’s not happening.
The Embedded UniversityForget massively ‘open’.Think massivelyembeddedThink massivelyaccessiblehttp://www.geograph.org.uk/...
Some Assembly Required.
Some Assembly Required: Teaching through/with/about/by/because of, the Digital Humanities
Some Assembly Required: Teaching through/with/about/by/because of, the Digital Humanities
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Slides to accompany my keynote to the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education conference @ Carleton University May 3 2013

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  • Dh strand 1 – cyborg thinking
  • Historical friction - whispers
  • DH strand3: see yourself differently
  • The so-called ‘world wide web’ will never be useful for academics.
  • The Game of Being a StudentThe Creepy Treehouse
  • Building as a Way of KnowingWork without a NetNo more audiences of 1.
  • DH as Rhetorical Strategy – win money, prove ‘relevance’DH meme clipsHomer, Save me DH!
  • DH & the Darkside, moocular option
  • Parkatmyhouse.comLyft.meAirbnb.caEharmony.comMatch.comeHarmony.com
  • Check mark listSo what’s tuition for, then? An opportunity to have my one-on-one undivided attention; an opportunity to skate.Allow those who have accessed our courses to demonstrate what they’ve learned, sideways access points towards a degree
  • Some Assembly Required: Teaching through/with/about/by/because of, the Digital Humanities

    1. 1. Some Assembly RequiredTeaching through/with/about/by/because of, the Digital Humanities‘Henj’, c 2011 Stevyn ColganShawn Graham,Carleton University@electricarchaeo
    2. 2. ‘Boy with Commodore Vic 20 (1984)’ , Michael Surran. Wikimedia Commons
    3. 3. DH Strand 2:DeformationImage at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/scs/cs/15-463/f07/proj_final/www/mdougla1/
    4. 4. Historical Friction
    5. 5. Classic Romero Zombies, cc by Pedro Vezini, http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrovezini/4791322423/Practical Necromancy: simulating our beliefs about past phenomena to explore the unintendedconsequences of those beliefs.
    6. 6. Recap:Key trends in DH foreducation• Strand 1: implicationsof a cyborgconsciousness• Strand 2: deformanceof our materials• Strand 3: deformanceof our thinkingc. 1590, World Map in a Fool’s Head http://www.retronaut.com/2011/03/world-map-in-a-fools-head/
    7. 7. Which is rather similar to(experimental) archaeology, too.Making as a way of knowing.http://archaeology.about.com/od/archaeology101/tp/subfields.htmhttp://annrocks.co.uk/category/experimental-archaeology/http://www.archeologiasperimentale.it/ingleseprincipale.htm
    8. 8. ...and it’s worth remembering thatthe roots of DH go back to the1940s, and the work of theJesuit, Father Roberto Busa.Not the latest fad, then.
    9. 9. So what would university teaching looklike, if that were our foundation?Ruined Chapel, cc Tony Austin http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ruined_Chapel.jpg...not as full of holes as this,trust me...
    10. 10. Caveat: 1994 Shawn‘Salt Shaker’ cc Dubravko Soric http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Salt_shaker_on_white_background.jpg
    11. 11. • Things I have tried:– Game based learning– Gamefication– The ScrewmeneuticalImperative(and you can read about these atelectricarchaeology.ca)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:One_man_band,_CDV_by_Knox,_c1865.JPG
    12. 12. Epic Fails‘A very big birdhouse’ cc James Gray-Kinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesgrayking/2158280666/
    13. 13. Epic WinsJeff McNeill,http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffmcneill/4194259736/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    14. 14. Cc Jpmueller99http://www.flickr.com/photos/redarrow101/4414917091/sizes/m/in/photostream/ OZinOH http://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/773504348/
    15. 15. Again I hearyou say:So whatwoulduniversityteaching looklike, if DH wasourfoundation?http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Egg_Under_Construction.pngConstruction of ‘The Egg’, Albany NY, 1976.
    16. 16. DH will save us,right?Just sprinkle DH,right?…and the backlash.
    17. 17. DH pushback
    18. 18. Know Your MOOCsCorporate,one-size-fits-allxMOOCs,from the USPersonallearningenvironments,cMOOCS,from Canada
    19. 19. Alright, get to the point: What wouldyou do, Shawn?cc Harald Hoyerhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hhoyer/3784430219/
    20. 20. Well…• Need to think more about how ourinstitutional processes form the worldviewsand possibility spaces for/of our students• And maybe, we would put things togetherdifferently.
    21. 21. Turn the University inside-out.
    22. 22. No More Walled GardensMassive? Bah.Digital media is aboutconnection. Make itpersonal.
    23. 23. Domain of One’s Own
    24. 24. …because right now, that’s not happening.
    25. 25. The Embedded UniversityForget massively ‘open’.Think massivelyembeddedThink massivelyaccessiblehttp://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2671548
    26. 26. Some Assembly Required.

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