GrinUGR - A view on Digital Humanities and Social Sciences

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  1. 1. GrinUGR Co-Laboratory on Digital Cultures in Social Sciences and Humanities ! A view on Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Esteban Romero-Frías @polisea // erf@ugr.es University of Granada Spain
  2. 2. 3 months atVKS ! in 2010
  3. 3. Inspiration
  4. 4. The magical ! Thursdays
  5. 5. First steps
  6. 6. GrinUGR • “Is there anybody out there?” (Galina, 2013). And the answer was “yes”.! • GrinUGR stands for “GRoup of INternet at the University of Granada”. ! • The first call for interest was done via an email sent to the mailing list of the University of Granada asking for academic who wanted to use Internet in their research or teaching.
  7. 7. First Meeting • More than 60 people coming from a wide variety of faculties and research centers.! • The goals of GrinUGR were:! • Learning freely and critically from other colleagues.! • Sharing research and teaching experiences.! • Networking.
  8. 8. First Meeting! 12 mayo 2011
  9. 9. Meetings 2011-2012 • 15M & Wikis  (27/5/2011).! • Photography & Digital Etnography (with Edgar Gómez) & Blogs (10/6/2011).! • Mobile apps at the UGR & Blog experiences (20/6/2011).! • Sharing of projects, ideas, proposals (20/7/2011).! • How to disseminate scientific results using Web 2.0 (with Daniel Torres) (7/9/2011).! • Free knowledge and open data. How to use them in teaching and researching. Creative Commons (7/9/2011).! • Overview of research centers on digital culture (20/12/2011).!
  10. 10. • Entrepreneurship and learning (27/3/2012).! • Gamification in education and business (29/5/2012).! • Reforms of the university system in Spain (4/6/2012).! • New technologies & education: research and trends (with Jordi Adell).! • Open and distributed knowledge in Higher Education (with Cristobal Cobo) (3/9/2012).! • From the degree to the portfolio: open curriculum, learning projects and disruptive technologies in the classroom (with Fernando Trujillo) (19/9/2012).! • Networking event “ PinkSlipParty” 25/10/2012). Meetings 2011-2012
  11. 11. 2011
  12. 12. 2011 2013
  13. 13. 2011 2013
  14. 14. 2011 2013
  15. 15. 2011 2013
  16. 16. “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences: cases, management and business models”! Research Project funded by the Campus of International Excelence! BioTic Granada! 2013
  17. 17. GrinUGR - Co-Laboratory on Digital Cultures in Social Sciences and Humanities
  18. 18. Main activities in 2013
  19. 19. GrinWeek - a week about open learning
  20. 20. GrinWeek - a week about open learning
  21. 21. GrinWeek - a week about open learning
  22. 22. Event: Spin-offs UGR
  23. 23. Event: Spin-offs UGR
  24. 24. Event: Spin-offs UGR
  25. 25. Gamification & Entrepreneurship
  26. 26. Gamification & Entrepreneurship
  27. 27. Gamification & Entrepreneurship
  28. 28. Science and Social Media ! (with Pere Estupinyà)
  29. 29. Science and Social Media ! (with Pere Estupinyà)
  30. 30. Science and Social Media ! (with Pere Estupinyà)
  31. 31. Health 2.0
  32. 32. Health 2.0
  33. 33. UnderGrin, an underground session about culture in a digital society
  34. 34. UnderGrin, an underground session about culture in a digital society
  35. 35. UnderGrin, an underground session about culture in a digital society
  36. 36. Learning Week ! 3 days about learning analytics
  37. 37. Learning Week ! 3 days about learning analytics
  38. 38. Learning Week ! 3 days about learning analytics
  39. 39. Learning Week ! 3 days about learning analytics
  40. 40. Learning Week ! 3 days about learning analytics
  41. 41. Google Glass (with Antonio Zugaldía)
  42. 42. THATCamp UGR 2013
  43. 43. THATCamp UGR 2013
  44. 44. Work! in progress
  45. 45. Book (forthcoming) ! ! “Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades Digitales: técnicas, herramientas y experiencias de e- research e investigación en colaboración”! ! Esteban Romero & María Sánchez (editors)! ! Prologues: Paul Spence (KCL) & Nuria Rodríguez (University of Málaga)
  46. 46. ! Contents ! Introducción al libro desde el proyecto de I+D GrinUGR. Esteban Romero Frías (Coordinador de GrinUGR, Universidad de Granada, España).! 1. Una visión de lo digital en las Ciencias Sociales y las Humanidades (CSyH). Esteban Romero Frías (U. de Granada, España).! ! Bloque I: Investigaciones en torno al estado de la cuestión del e-research y fenómenos afines estudio ! 2. e-research y comunicación: 10 años en España. Octavio Rubiera (U. Complutense de Madrid, España) y Belén Álvarez (U. Complutense de Madrid, España).! 3. e-investigación Social en América Latina. Carlos Arcila (U. del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia), Mabel Calderín Cruz (U. Católica Andrés Bello,Venezuela), Luis Núñez (U. Industrial de Santander, Colombia/RedCLARA) eYsabel Briceño (U. de Los Andes,Venezuela).! 4. MapaHD. Una exploración de las Humanidades Digitales en español y portugués. Elika Ortega (CulturePlex Lab, UWO, Canadá) y Silvia Eunice Gutiérrez (Universität Würzburg,Alemania).!
  47. 47. ! Contents! Bloque II. Potenciales usos de Internet y de la Web social para la investigación en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades ! Métodos, técnicas y herramientas para el e-research en CSyH! 5. El Big Data como herramienta para el e-research en entornos infosaturados y complejos. María Sánchez González (U. Internacional de Andalucía, U. de Málaga, España).! 6. The value of Web mentions as data: mapping attention to the notion of OER in the HE arena. DanielVillar-Onrubia (Oxford Internet Institute, U. de Oxford, Reino Unido).! ! Casos de análisis sobre fenómenos digitales! 7. Un acercamiento a los factores de desarrollo de las iniciativas P2P. Juan M. García Sierra, Manuel D. Pérez Heredia y Javier Jiménez Cuadros (investigadores independientes).! ! Reseñas de iniciativas y proyectos! 8. Prácticas epistémicas de la e-research en comunicación: el caso PARC. Patricia Lázaro Pernias, Daniel Tena Parera, David Roca Correa, Josep María Blanco Pont,Alfonso González Quesada (Grup de Recerca en Publicitat i Relacions Públiques, U.Autònoma de Barcelona, España).!
  48. 48. ! Contents! ! 9. From Golden Age to 21st Century: the GRISO strategies to make Humanities Research visible. Álvaro Baraibar (GRISO, U. de Navarra, España). 10. Observatorio de Revistas Científicas de Ciencias Sociales: un espacio virtual para editores e investigadores interesados en las revistas científicas.Victoria Tur-Viñes (U. de Alicante, España), Mª Carmen Quiles-Soler (U. de Alicante, España) y José Manuel de Pablos (U. de La Laguna, España).! ! Bloque III. Experiencias sobre investigación colaborativa y enseñanza- aprendizaje mediante e-research ! 11. Tesis 2.0: herramientas para su diseño, desarrollo, lectura y difusión. Ana Mª Rodera Bermúdez (e-Learn Center, U.Oberta de Catalunya, España) y Ana Mª González Ramos (IN3, U.Oberta de Catalunya, España).! 12. Marcar y leer TEI, la experiencia de un taller en el entorno de una biblioteca digital. Ernesto Priani Saisó (U.Nacional Autónoma de México, México).
  49. 49. A conectivist MOOC about! Digital Cultures! • A conectivist MOOC from the GrinUGR community to the GrinUGR community in order to create more community.! • Participants: @balhisay, @belenaveleta, @torressalinas, @repisogurru, @isagranada, @sdelbarrio, @mcgrios, @b_espigares, @esquilo_antonio, @juanjora, @espinarplay, @ftsaez, @polisea
  50. 50. Innovation & Coffee -! creating learning communities on technology
  51. 51. Reading Club:Techno-Philosophy!
  52. 52. ¿Social Sciences & Humanities?
  53. 53. Digitalism + Science Post-normal Science / Technoscience / Cyberinfrastructure! Cyberscience / e-Science ! ! e-Science emerges from the combination of three different factors: the sharing of computational resources, distributed access to massive data-sets, and the use of digital platforms for collaboration and communication. (Wouters, 2006)
  54. 54. Digitalism + Social Science & Humanities e-Social Science / e-Research / e-Humanities / ! / Humanities Computing / Generative Humanities / Digital Humanities! ! e-Research as ”a form of scholarship conducted in a network environment utilizing Internet-based tools and involving collaboration among scholars separated by distance, often on a global scale". (Jankowski, 2009: 7)
  55. 55. Digital Humanities Digital Humanities is “the application of information technology as an aid to fulfill the humanities' basic tasks of preserving, reconstructing, transmitting, and interpreting the human record.” (Frischer, 2009: 15)! ! “Digital Humanities refers to new modes of scholarship and institutional units for collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publication”. (Burdick et al.,2012: 122)
  56. 56. What are Digital Humanities? The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0! (Center for Digital Humanities,! Universidad de California - UCLA) Manifesto THATcamp Paris 2010!
  57. 57. The Digital Humanities 
 Manifesto 2.0 (2009) Digital'Humani,es'is'not'a'unified'field'but'an#array#of# convergent#prac.ces#that'explore'a'universe'in'which:'' a)'''print#is#no#longer#the#exclusive#or#the#norma.ve# medium#in'which'knowledge'is'produced'and/or' disseminated;'instead,'print'finds'itself'absorbed' into'new,'mul,media'configura,ons;'and'' b)'''digital#tools,#techniques,#and#media#have'altered' the'produc,on'and'dissemina,on'of'knowledge'in' the'arts,'human'and'social'sciences.'' !
  58. 58. How is GrinUGR organised? How are “Digital Centers" organised?
  59. 59. What is a Digital Humanities Center? ! "A'digital#humani.es#center#is'an'en,ty'where'new' media'and'technologies'are'used'for'humani,esE based'research,'teaching,'and'intellectual' engagement'and'experimenta,on.'The'goals'of'the' center'are'to'further'humani,es'scholarship,'create' new'forms'of'knowledge,'and'explore'technology’s' impact'on'humani,esE'based'disciplines".'' (Zorich,'2008:'7)'
  60. 60. Department of Digital Humanities at KCL
  61. 61. Department of Digital Humanities at KCL
  62. 62. The UCL Centre ! for Digital Humanities
  63. 63. Berkman Center ! for Internet & Society
  64. 64. Oxford Internet Institute
  65. 65. Oxford Internet Institute
  66. 66. HASTAC
  67. 67. eHumanities Group
  68. 68. Virtual Knowledge Studio
  69. 69. Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas (Spain)
  70. 70. Red de Humanidades Digitales (Mexico)
  71. 71. Red de Humanidades Digitales (Mexico)
  72. 72. Red de Humanidades Digitales (Mexico)
  73. 73. CulturePlex at ! University of Western Ontario
  74. 74. CulturePlex at ! University of Western Ontario
  75. 75. MediaLab Prado
  76. 76. MediaLab Prado
  77. 77. Our Position at the University of Granada • Non-part of the official structure. It occupies an space between the university and the rest of the society.! • Our influence (if any) is given by reputation, not by hierarchy.! • Networking. Convening power. Outreach.
  78. 78. Our Position at the UGR • High visibility:! • Aprox. half of the pictures of UGR at Flickr refers to GrinUGR events.! • Video & streaming.! • Presence at local press and regional TV.! • Twitter presence (@GrinUGR).! • Aprox. 1300 subscribers to our mailing list.
  79. 79. Funding • As long as we are not part of the official structure of the university, GrinUGR does not have stable funding.! • Free activities.! • 2011-2012: funding from other projects (mainly innovation projects) using the label GrinUGR. ! • 2013: Research project - 23.000 euros.! • 2014: back to 2012 but with more reputation
  80. 80. GrinUGR’s Mission • To create awareness about the digital cultures in our society (particularly in research, teaching, dissemination, etc.).! • To promote open culture and hacker ethic in academia and society.! • Digital Scholars communities are relatively small and may suffer of isolation. GrinUGR wants to address “non-believers” and bring them into the discussion.
  81. 81. The creation of Internet and the Web derives from academic needs.
  82. 82. The creation of Internet and the Web derives from academic needs.
  83. 83. The creation of Internet and the Web derives from academic needs.
  84. 84. The Hacker Ethic is rooted in the academic tradition (Himanen, 2001).
  85. 85. The Hacker Ethic is rooted in the academic tradition (Himanen, 2001). *Passion *Freedom *Social value *Accessibility *Activity *Awareness *Creativity
  86. 86. GrinUGR’s ! Values
  87. 87. Culture of Collaboration Algunos derechos reservados por Vít ‘tasuki’ Brunner
  88. 88. Culture of Openness: open source/resources/data/etc.
  89. 89. Copyright and Intellectual Property standards are challenged
  90. 90. Copyright and Intellectual Property standards are challenged
  91. 91. Interdisciplinarity ¿Antidisciplinarity?
  92. 92. Networking and creation of communities
  93. 93. University as a public square: a platform for social engagement Algunos derechos reservados por CESAR HZ
  94. 94. Entrepreneurship Taking risks Prototyping
  95. 95. Final ideas • The development of a project depends on a few individuals.! • Building communities is cornerstone.! • There are more than one digital culture.! • Principles and values are generally more important than technology.! • Distinction between Humanities and Social Science is blurred when it comes to digital terms.!
  96. 96. “Angelus Novus” Klee (1920) Imagen tomada de Wikimedia Commons en dominio público.
  97. 97. Atlas of Digital Humanities and Social Science (in Spanish and Portuguese) ! www.atlascshd.org
  98. 98. Objective of the Atlas • The Atlas is the result of opening up the process of creating the sample of our research on digital practices of the DH community in Spanish.! • The project is the result of joining efforts made by GrinUGR and MapaHD.! • It intends to give visibility to the community (including researchers, projects, centers, resources) working on Digital Humanities and Social Sciences.!
  99. 99. Centernet Map
  100. 100. Centernet Map
  101. 101. Centernet Map ! Alfa Informatica, University of Groningen ! Utrecht Digital Humanities Group Humanities Computing at Leiden University
  102. 102. Inclusiveness  Dacos, M. (2013). “La stratégie du Sauna finlandais”. Blogo Numericus. ! Available at: http://blog.homo-numericus.net/ article11138.html 
  103. 103. www.atlascshd.org
  104. 104. Connections between cases ! are shown in the map
  105. 105. Cases in the Atlas
  106. 106. Cases in the Atlas
  107. 107. Identification ! and collection of data • Self-identification with the idea of “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”.! • Collection based on:! • Questionnaires sent to the most relevant networks, to personal contacts and through social media.! • Twitter profiles.
  108. 108. Questionnaire
  109. 109. Twitter
  110. 110. Twitter
  111. 111. Twitter
  112. 112. Open Data Project
  113. 113. URL estebanromero.com facebook Esteban Romero-Frías twitter @polisea email erf@ugr.es! THANK YOU www.grinugr.org

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