Events

DILAC regularly hosts events centered around digital design. To keep up with DILAC happenings and recaps, you can subscribe to our newsletter and check the homepage.

Fall 2017 DILAC Events

This fall we will be regularly hosting VR events based on different holidays and themes. Events so far include: 

  • VR Game Night
  • VR Tailgate
  • VR Halloween Event

Future dates and details TBA.

DH + Design Symposium 2017

The DH + Design Symposium, to be held at Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, on May 4th and 5th, 2017, will bring together leading scholars from the digital humanities and design to explore these increasingly convergent fields, and to identify additional possibilities for their intersection. We will facilitate a series of multi-format conversations around topics of shared concern, including the role of practice (and other applied forms of research) in each field; the similarities and differences between each field’s design processes; theories of speculation as they have been developed through the humanities and design; and how these two fields, together, might rally to address pressing matters of social and political concern.

Spring 2017 DILAC Events

We are pleased to announce our schedule of events for the Spring 2017 semester. This semester we will be available in the lab each Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. to discuss ideas and answer any DILAC-related questions. One Wednesday each month we'll host a reading group on "Design and the Digital Humanities” as a precursor to our symposium on the same topic in May. Each meeting we'll discuss readings and projects selected from our keynote presenters and other leaders in design and the digital humanities. The dates for each session are below, along with selected readings for the first session.

DILAC Discussion Groups

Wednesday January 25, 3pm, DILAC Lab - 318 Skiles

Readings

Projects

Platforms

  • Whitney Trettien, Open Thresholds
  • Kelly Josephs, Alex Gil, and Kaima Glover; Small Axe (with focus on SX Archipelagoes “About” page)

Wednesday February 22, DILAC Lab - 318 Skiles

Reading

Projects

Wednesday, April 26, DILAC Lab - 318 Skiles

Fall 2016 DILAC Events

  • Thursday, September 8th, 3-4:30pm: DILAC Kick-Off
    See the DILAC lab and its resources, hear program plans from the Digital Humanities Lab and Digital Civics Labs, discuss support needs and opportunities for the 2016-2017 academic year.  

  • Thursday, September 15th, 3-4:30pm: What Makes a "Digital Humanities" Project?
    Share and discuss examples of "digital humanities" projects, and participate in a short exercise to identify key project components. 

  • Thursday, September 22nd, 3-4:30pm: What Makes a "Digital Civics" Project?
    Share and discuss examples of "digital civics" projects, and participate in a short exercise to identify key project components. 

  • Wednesday, September 28th, noon-1:30pm: Digital Humanities / Digital Civics Open Studio
    Share projects in-progress, contribute to collaborative learning through critique, receive conceptual, technical, and design feedback.

  • Wednesday, October 5th, noon-1:30pm: Integrating Digital Humanities Tools and Methods into Courses
    Share and discuss examples and best practices for integrating digital humanities tools and methods into undergraduate courses.

  • Wednesday, October 12th, noon-1:30pm: Assessing Learning and Impact in Digital Civics Projects
    Share and discuss methods for assessing learning and impact in digitial civics projects.

  • Wednesday, October 19th, noon-1:30pm: Digital Humanities / Digital Civics Open Studio
    Share projects in-progress, contribute to collaborative learning through critique, receive conceptual, technical, and design feedback. 

  • Wednesday, October 26th, noon-1:30pm: Digital Humanities and Design: Issues and Possibilities
    Share and discuss experiences in bringing digital humanities in coversation with design, and learn about how Georgia Tech envisions this intersection. 

  • Thursday, November 17th, 3-4:30pm: Digital Civics and Smart Cities: Issues and Possibilities
    Share and discuss experiences working on smart cities projects, and learn about project opportunities that align with major Georgia Tech and City of Atlanta smart cities initatives. 

  • Wednesday, November 30th, noon-1:30pm: Digital Humanities / Digital Civics Open Studio Open Studio
    Discuss projects, lessons learned, and goals for the Spring semester.