Provost’s Lecture Series 2012/13: Information Futures

Provost’s Lecture Series 2012/13 Information Futures: the future of informational and computational challenges and opportunities that exist in using “big data” Monday, October 1, 2012 4:00-5:30 p.m. 0014 Westbrook Building, Divinity School The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone Daphne Koller Rajeev Motwani Professorof Computer Science, Stanford University; Co-Founder and co-CEO, Coursera Coursera is a newly founded social[…]

#TweetaSound, September 27th

[h2][/h2] tweet |twēt|, n. 1. the chirp of a small or young bird. 2. a posting made on the social networking site Twitter Tweet in sound for a day! On Thursday, September 27th, join the  Soundbox community for an experiment in digital noise. Why? Because we want to explore the possibilities and constraints of bringing sound to the[…]

Wired! Fall Workshops

The Wired! Group  at Duke University is committed to integrating the rapidly-evolving potential of digital technologies into courses and long-term research initiatives.  Wired! is offering a diverse range of workshops this fall on digital applications including Google Sketchup, Maps, and Earth.  Download the fall 2012 Wired! Workshops Calendar here.  

THATCamp RTP @ UNC September 15

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) is coming to UNC Chapel Hill on September 15 – at the Institute for Arts & Humanities to be precise. Anyone interested should apply here. What exactly would you be signing up for? THATCamp is a dynamic, open, inexpensive un-conference where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn[…]

Sebastian Thrun and Petra Dierkes-Thrun coming to Duke in October

We are looking forward to an exciting joint visit by the computer scientist Sebastian Thrun (founder of Google X Lab and Udacity) and queer theorist/modernism scholar Petra Dierkes-Thrun (author of the 2011 Salome’s Modernity: Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression).  Sebastian will be speaking on Udacity, which makes college-level computer science courses available to[…]

HASTAC Wins NSF Grant to Study It’s Own Social Network

Wonderful news from HASTAC! DURHAM, NC — Six years after building a first-of-its-kind academic network for virtual collaborations, HASTAC has received a $294,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to perform a large-scale analysis of the interplay of cyberinfrastructure and scholarly communication. HASTAC (pronounced “haystack”) is the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a virtual[…]

Innovative Assessment Research and Tools Featured at Duke’s Wednesdays at the Center and New PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

Wednesdays at the Center: Who: Professor Kyle Peck, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, and Khusro Kidwai, Director of Online Teaching and Learning, University of Southern Maine What:  Presentation and Demo, “Tools for Transformative Assessment: A Key to Developing Skills.” When: September 12, 12:00-1:00 pm Where:  240 Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road (on the[…]

Call for Applications

This Fall the FHI is launching a new PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, co-directed by David Bell and Cathy Davidson.  The Lab is now accepting applications for up to 12 Digital Knowledge Scholars.  The program is open to doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social science departments (but not limited to these depts) who[…]