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Avatar. Gamer. Power. Control. Time. Altplay. Fandom. Hack. Customization. These gaming terms may be part of everyday language to those who play video games, but for the members of Keywords for Video Games Studies, a graduate student interest group funded by the Simpson Center, they are much more. When acknowledged as keywords, they become sites of critical engagement and scholarly dialogue.
What are the relationships between technological literacy and social change?
Participants in this year’s THATCamp PNW came together on Saturday, November 12, at the University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Serious Play to explore this question.
Artist, activist, and scholar Sharon Daniel recently visited the University of Washington to present from her current series of new media documentaries.
Her visit helped coalesce campus discussions and program building around media arts and activism, digital humanities, and public scholarship.
Two UW scholars doing research in video games studies were recently sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities to attend this year’s Serious Play Conference. Edmond Chang and Theresa Horstman, graduate students in English and Education, respectively, took part in the conference, which was held at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington.
The Simpson Center would like to extend a big “thank you!” to all UW faculty and staff who have donated toward the Digital Humanities Commons since Spring 2011.
The National Endowment of the Humanities has recently awarded a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to “The Svoboda Diaries Project: From Digital Text to ‘New Book,’” a project directed by Walter Andrews, UW Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature. This one-year grant will support the development of a new publishing model for on-demand publication of scholarly editions, using a collection of personal diaries from 19th century Iraq.
The Svoboda Iraq Diaries Project seeks to rescue this endangered collection of personal diaries, which constitute a valuable textual resource for the seriously understudied cultural, social, and economic history of 19th century Iraq, and make it available to scholars and the public in both web-based digital form and in a print publication.
The Simpson Center has nominated ten graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year.