(Workshop session times may change.)
Alongside the regular unconference sessions, we’ll be running a BootCamp featuring hands on workshops. The workshops will provide an introduction to some of the tools, methods, technologies and standards used by researchers in the digital humanities.
Google Geo APIs
Participants will learn how to create a project from start to finish using Google Geo APIs.
Omeka for Beginners
Designed with non-IT specialists in mind, Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.
Augmented Reality for Poets
Augmented reality (AR) overlays digital media onto the physical world and creates physical hyperlinks on images and objects, which you experience through your mobile phone. In this hands-on workshop we will introduce the basics of AR, and then you will learn how to create your own AR experiences using the new Layar Vision platform. We will explore both location-based and image recognition based AR. This session will be of interest to artists, historians, curators, archivists, journalists, architects, urban designers, and yes poets. No technical knowledge or equipment is required, but for the full hands-on experience you’ll want to have access to a laptop and a modern smartphone (iPhone 4, iPad2 or Android phone running version 2.2 or higher).
Intro. to QGIS
This workshop will provide an introduction to Quantum Geo-spatial Information Systems (QGIS), an open-source GIS software. No prior knowledge of GIS is assumed.
Introduction to Gephi
Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs.
Historypin (www.historypin.com) is a public history project developed by London non-profit We Are What We Do in partnership with Google and over a hundred cultural heritage institutions worldwide. The project aims to bring millions of people together around historical content and the stories and recollections behind it. The free site and mobile smartphone apps enable users to pin content in place and time, as well as layer street level content onto Street View. This workshop will walk through the major features of the site and app, give a tutorial on pinning photos, and give an overview of Historypin’s collaborative education and community outreach programs. We’ll also preview forthcoming features specific to our institutional partnerships.
Organizing Your Research with Google Apps
Andy “Rufus” Rothfusz
Learn how to store, share, and organize data through Google Apps! Participants will explore what is possible through existing user-friendly web pages and try extending and specializing things to meet their own needs–everything from drag-and-drop file organization to scripting. We will also look at some of the heavier mail, spreadsheet, and document APIs, just to see what is possible.