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Month: May 2012

The Unconference Strikes Back: Notes on the Research Slam and Academic Experimentation

On Friday, UCSB held its fifth annual Research Slam. When the event originally launched in 2008, we billed it as an “Experimental Research Event.” Well, five successful years later and I’m not sure that label is accurate anymore, although at the discussion at the end of the day we did start thinking about new directions we could take it. I’ve posted about the Research Slam before, but have never really gone in-depth about the format on HASTAC or any other blog. There is no fixed way to present, though writing… Read more The Unconference Strikes Back: Notes on the Research Slam and Academic Experimentation

What Remains: Collaboration and Knowledge at a Non-Digital Unconference

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the showcase for “::Bodies in Space: Flow/s:: Second Annual Guerrilla-Style Performance and Theory Bake-Off/Graduate Conference” here at UCSB put on by the Hemispheric South/s Research Initiative, the Center for Literature and the Environment, the American Cultures and Global Contexts Center (all coming out of the English Department) with support from the campus-wide Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and others (full list at the end of this post). Though the conference didn’t emerge from within the digital humanities, its spirit was very much aligned… Read more What Remains: Collaboration and Knowledge at a Non-Digital Unconference