Posts from the ‘workshops’ Category
This page archives our invitees for the quarter including links to their work, websites, and articles we will read in preparation for their talks.
11-1-11 . 4pm . HMNSS 1500 . refreshments served
This event has been rescheduled to January 31, 2012 from 4:00-5:30pm in HMNSS 1500
“Perpitube” with Alexandra Juhasz and Natalie Bookchin
Alex Juhasz is Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College, Claremont, California. She will discuss her recent video-book Learning from YouTube published by MIT press and hosted by Vectors at USC.
Natalie Bookchin is a video and installation artist whose work is about “addressing conditions of mass connectivity and isolation and exploring the stories we are telling about ourselves and the world” (from her website). She is a member of the integrated media faculty at CalArts in Valencia.
Readings associated with this visit:
Juhasz, Alexandra. “Online Feminist Documentary Cyber-closet.” Media Fields Journal – Issue 3: Documentary and Space. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. <http://www.mediafieldsjournal.org/online-feminist-documentary-cy/>
“Out in Public: Natalie Bookchin in Conversation with Blake Stimson.” Rhizome. 11 Mar. 2011. Web. 04 Oct. 2011. <http://rhizome.org/editorial/2011/mar/9/out-public-natalie-bookchin-conversation-blake-sti/>
Tobias, James. Sync: Stylistics of Hieroglyphic Time. Philadelphia, PA: Temple UP, 2010. pages 213-221.
Reading group associated with this visit:
We will meet Tuesday, October 25 at 4:30pm in HMNSS 2212 to discuss these texts relative to non-textual scholarship and other research interests. There will be a film screening of the OWLs, a project in which Alex Juhasz was a participant.
From the website:
Raised in the shadow of a “pathological lesbian” films like THE FOX, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE, the OWLs once embraced the utopian vision of Lesbian Nation. Now, approaching middle age, the revolution has eluded their dreams. Caught between a culture that still has no place for them, and a younger generation indifferent to their contributions, the OWLs face an emotionally complex set of circumstances that have yet to be compassionately and truthfully addressed.
Proceedings from this visit:
Will follow the talk…
This is our first topical reading group to discuss the concept of “affect” relative to its use in a Deleuzian context. This page will provide an archive with article links, bibliographical information, and proceedings on this project page.
September 19th, 2011
Follow this URL to read Alex Juhasz on her recent work.
We’ll be discussing this essay at an upcoming workshop prior to her visit.
September 6th, 2011
The CDH has a new logo! However, it won’t last for long.
One of the most difficult tasks regarding web creation is encapsulating the look and feel of an entire website with a tiny square logo.
Some of these logos are as small as 16 X 16 pixels. Known as “favicons,” these 16X16 squares are the ones residing in the address bar of the web browser. In contrast, the icons for Apple’s touch interface on the iPhone and iPad are only slightly larger at 60 X 60 pixels.
A website’s header is also an important place for fostering a digital identity. While there is relatively more space within the top section of a website (perhaps as much as 250 X 900 pixels), there are always design limitations. Creating an image that is striking, but not obtrusive is difficult. A bright, eye-catching header can also take away from the impact of other content on the webpage.
With this in mind, the CDH’s new logo has been created as a starting point for further analysis–and further design. One of the workshops planned for this year is for each member of the CDH to create a new logo and header for the website. At the heart of this workshop will be the search for digital art. This is not necessarily art created through purely digital means, it’s more so art about the digital.
Workshop designs will not need to start in Adobe Photoshop, they can begin in whatever medium you wish. Feel free to paint, sketch, sculpt, or use whatever medium you feel best allows you to get at the art of the digital. At the workshop we can digitize these creations with cameras or scanners.
While most of the workshop creations can be fit into the confines of static pixels, those that cannot such as video or very large images, will still have a place on the website in the digital artwork portfolio.
September 5th, 2011
Starting this fall, we’ve planned some workshops to help get at the “nuts and bolts” underpinning digital technology.
CDH members represent a wide variety of talent in digital technologies. While some CDH members might be digital novices, others are much more familiar with the components of social networking, blogs, websites, and so on.
Our goal with these workshops is to leverage the talent of existing members, and at the same time help others learn new skills. Each workshop will tackle a digital subject, but the workshops themselves will created by the group.
Some possible examples of workshops are:
- The Digital You: Your identity on the Web
- Let’s Get Digital: Making a blog, website, or digital space
- Tools of the Digital Trade: Zotero, Evernote, and Dropbox
- What’s in a [domain] name?: TLD’s and URL’s
If, for example, no one in the group felt they would benefit from “The Digital You,” we could skip that one and move on to another subject. If someone has a topic they would like to add, that’s wonderful! These workshops are meant to explore, and to help bring down technical boundaries that might prevent members from reaching their full potential.
Instead of listening to someone lecture about these subjects, these workshops will be hands-on, so be sure to bring your laptops or other devices (and power cords!). The workshop schedule will be decided by the participants, and the length of the workshops should be between 30 to 60 minutes.
When we discuss these workshops at the next CDH meeting, please consider signing up from both perspectives–you can request a subject you would like to learn and you can sign up for a topic to help lead the group.
If there’s a topic you would like to address, please add it in the comments section below.