The DHRX is a cross-campus faculty research network designed to highlight innovative, digitally-focused academic work at the University of Pittsburgh. Bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds, the network is dedicated to exploring the creative use of digital technologies in humanities and social science research.
Currently, a major goal of the DHRX is to help build community. The members of the network are frequently in contact with one another and the group meets as a whole once per semester to discuss issues and challenges specific to digital making.
We are enthusiastic about the ways that digital technology can expand, reconfigure, and enrich our understanding of the relationship between academic inquiry and the social world.
For further information or to find out more about joining the network, please feel free to contact Alison Langmead, Principal Contact for the DHRX at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming PGH|DH (Pittsburgh Digital Humanities) Events (Click here for full calendar)
Augmented Reality (AR) is the process of combining real-life locations or events with interfaces that superimpose digital information onto the material world. In the commercial sector, AR has been the foundation for some of the most successful smartphone apps (such as Pokemon GO) as well as some of the more controversial consumer products (such as Google Glass). In this talk, Matthew Kelly will explore popular and occasionally-overlooked forms of AR—mainly, table-top role-playing games in the same genre as Dungeons and Dragons—while also discussing how instructors can incorporate AR-themed projects into the composition classroom. The goal of this discussion is to re-approach AR as a form of rhetorically negotiating the intersection between virtual and physical spaces, rather than simply treating AR as a feature of contemporary digital technologies.
Description: Digital portfolios are a great way to demonstrate your work and expertise, to proactively shape your online presence, and to reflect on aspects of your professional self that you’d like to further develop. In this workshop, using the freely-available Wordpress platform, we’ll explore what makes a successful portfolio as well as some of the choices you’ll face when creating an online representation of yourself. You’ll leave with a personal site that you can continue to develop after the workshop.
More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674182
Description: This workshop on spatial analysis will cover several exploratory spatial analyses and will provide a resource guide for more advanced types of analysis. In recent years, new tools called Geographic Information Systems or GIS have improved our capacity to perform many types of spatial analysis. In this workshop, you will practice what you learn in the first half of the session by executing some exploratory spatial analysis using GIS software. Datasets will be provided, however, feel free to bring your own personal data.
More details and registration: http://pitt.libcal.com/event/2674184