The class schedule is broken out into weekly meetings accessible through the menu above. All readings and exercises are due on the day for which they are listed. So, to see what’s required of you for each week, you need to check the next week’s class a week in advance. In other words, a reading assignment or an exercise that appears on the February 6 page is due on February 6.

Most class meetings will follow a common structure:

We will begin with 10 minutes or so of round-up covering what’s happened since the last time we met: stuff that’s gone down on the blogs or Twitter, breaking news from the field, cool work you’ve stumbled across, or any other sort of interaction or experience that seems worth remarking on. We’ll move the conversation along briskly.

Next we’ll go to the workshop portion of the class. This might take the form of me doing a demo of a particular tool or technology and/or all of you working in pairs or small groups or participating on your own laptops. (Please do bring a laptop if you can.) We’ll review the exercise that was due this week, and we’ll talk about the one that’s assigned for the next week. About an hour. Then we’ll take a short (5 minute) break.

After the break, we’ll discuss the readings that were due for that week. One or more presenters will lead the discussion. We’ll also talk about responses to the readings as posted on the class blog or elsewhere. About an hour.

The last 15 or so minutes are mine. I’ll do my best to sum up what I see as the key take-aways and outcomes from the evening, and offer a preview of what’s in store for next week’s class.

Occasionally a guest will join us for the workshop and/or the readings portion of the class.

Readings are abbreviated as follows:

  • Debates in Digital Humanities: DDH
  • Digital_Humanities: D_H
  • Reading Machines: RM
  • Planned Obsolescence: PO