(optional) Thursday Evening metaLAB Activity

Berkman Center fellow Dennis Tenen invites Hewlett OER Grantee Meeting attendees and hack day participants to his class on Thursday evening. Participants will get together at the Studio/Lab Hour for Prof. Tenen’s course Lit 110: Introduction to Experimental Criticism + RS 219: Digital Humanities 2.0 Seminar. Participants can join the students’ informal creative design, hang out in smaller groups to brainstorm for the day ahead, and even begin to form Hack Day teams. The focus on brainstorming the Hack Day will be on the problem spaces identified in the conference and the hackable problems they present.

What:
Studio / Lab Hour
Lit 110: Introduction to Experimental Criticism +
RS 219: Digital Humanities 2.0 Seminar

Where: Arts @ 29 Garden Street (Chauncy St. entrance, directions)
When: 6-8pm, Thursday 4/5

What can literary analysis tell us about emerging textual practices: cooperation and co-authorship on Wikipedia, the usage of Twitter during protest movements, self-fashioning on Facebook, review culture on Amazon.com, and fundamentally, about the deluge of information that accompanies the advent of the information age? In this course, taught in conjunction with a graduate seminar sponsored by Harvard’s metaLab, we will learn to think big about digital archives, information architectures, live data, and large-scale textual corpora.

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