Dork Shorts archive

Hi all — if you did a lightning talk at Dork Shorts, please put a link to your project in the comments.

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About Amanda French

(Please ask any THATCamp questions on the THATCamp forums at -- I'm no longer THATCamp Coordinator.) I am now a member of the THATCamp Council, and I am the former THATCamp Coordinator and Research Assistant Professor at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, in which capacity I provided support for THATCamp organizers and participants, maintained, traveled to some (not all!) THATCamps, and directed large-scale projects such as the Proceedings of THATCamp. Before that, I worked with the NYU Archives and Public History program on an NHPRC-funded project to create a model digital curriculum for historian-archivists. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship at NCSU Libraries from 2004 to 2006, and afterward taught graduate and undergraduate courses at NCSU in Victorian literature and poetry as well as in the digital humanities and in advanced academic research methods. At the University of Virginia, while earning my doctorate in English, I encoded texts in first SGML and then XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. My 2004 dissertation was a history of the villanelle, the poetic form of Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art."

6 Responses to Dork Shorts archive

  1. mzbaile says:

    Tweeting TV- I would love to have deeper/critical conversations on television. Folks suggested a 2nd hashtag, in addition to the show tags that networks promote. I’m also interested in keeping my twitter stream clean of a series of embarrassing TV Tweets 🙂 Thoughts on avenues that can be used to quarantine such tweets and promote the hashtag among scholars? Repository for the storify stories of these tweets? #ctv? #crit?

  2. As a part of my work as an anthropologist doing research on the nature of academic work on behalf of the Atkins Library, I collect photo diaries from students. I’ve got three semesters worth of pictures taken by students, and will continue to collect these photos. I want to put together an archive/exhibit of these materials using Omeka, so that these pictures can be a resource not just for UNCC, but also for anyone interested the details of student life and academic work. I’d love help thinking about how to organize these materials so that they can be useful, as well as ideas for what other kinds of materials I should be thinking about including in the archive.

  3. Laura Zaylea says:

    QR Codes as Poetry?

    A poetry project using QR codes. A series of stickers, to be placed in public places.

    “I [QR Code] U”
    This is the first group of stickers — Currently “in progress”, these stickers link to a series of short videos inspired by QR code technology.

    “I tried…”
    The next batch of stickers will use QR codes to represent absent or unspeakable language…
    * “I tried to say ‘I love you’, but all that came out was [QR Code]”
    * “I tried to say ‘I’m sorry’, but all that came out was [QR Code]”

    The QR code stands for the unspeakable — both the promise of augmented reality (if you scan the code… what wonders might await you…) and an absence in the present moment (in the phrases above, the QR code might be read as… “this”, “nothing”, “blah”).

    This project is currently in progress, and will be presented this summer at the 2012 Electronic Literature Organization Conference Media Arts Exhibit. (

  4. Laurie says:
    The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. dLOC comprises collections that speak to the similarities and differences in histories, cultures, languages and governmental systems. dLOC’s diverse partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and citizens by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface.

  5. We don’t have a publicly accessible web site for the video segmentation tool but I can give you the link to the Indiana University and Temple University Presses’ public website

  6. prorabaugh says:

    I presented Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Teaching & Technology, a journal that I co-edit with Jesse Stommel at Marylhurst University. We are encouraging digital pedagogues to join our community by reading, joining our discussion, and submitting articles. We will also be hosting Hybrid Pedagogy THAT Camp in Portland, OR, this October.

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