Mobile Software

"The Videogame Text"
by ZACH WHALEN The word 'text' in this title does double duty. First, it identifies the videogame itself as a text in the general sense: the object of study, the type of artifact which is here subjected to analysis. Second, the specific textual phenomenon which will be the focus of this...
10/21 MITH Digital Dialogue: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy."
October 15th, 2008 Podcast available. A MITH Digital Dialogue Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-1:45 MITH Conference Room, McKeldin Library "Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy." by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Much attention has been paid in recent years to the digital future of scholarship, and in particularly to the technological and...
"War (and) Games" (discussion)
By Matthew Kirschenbaum (English and MITH) A conversation about the long history and seemingly unlikely combination of warfare and gaming, and the representation of war and militarism in computer and board games (for example, the official Pentagon recruiting game America's Army). Questions to consider might include: how can the procedural mechanisms...
"EDUCE: Enhanced Digital Unwrapping for Conservation and Exploration."
by BRENT SEALES Often, any attempt to read fragile texts, such as papyrus rolls, fundamentally and irreversibly alters the structure of the object in which they are contained. The EDUCE project is developing a non-destructive volumetric scanning framework to enable access to such objects without the need to physically open them....
"New World Ordering: Shaping Geospatial Information for Scholarly Use."
by Bethany Nowviskie With the exception of a few exemplary projects, geospatial information technology has played a surprisingly a small role in humanities scholarship, given the importance of space and place to historical and literary understanding. However, the ubiquity of easy mapping interfaces and handheld devices is now bringing GIS to...
Applications for MITH's
Applications for MITH's Spring 2009 Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellowship are now being accepted. Intended for students whose dissertations engage the intersections between new media and the traditional concerns of the Arts and Humanities, the Winnemore Fellowship will provide a stipend of $9,570, plus full benefits and tuition remission up to...
MITH extends
MITH extends its warmest congratulations to Stuart Moulthrop, our friend and colleague just up the road at the University of Baltimore who has recently been awarded not one but two prestigious international prizes for electronic literature. Read the full story below. U.B. PROFESSOR WINS INTERNATIONAL PRIZES FOR ELECTRONIC LITERATURE The jury of...
"The Linguistics of Spin"?
by STEPHAN GREENE and PHILIP RESNIK There has been a great deal of recent research on the computational analysis of texts in order to identify sentiment; that is, to determine automatically whether a text expresses a positive or negative perspective or opinion on a topic. Most such work focuses on explicitly...
GA positions at MITH
We are currently looking to hire three GA positions at MITH, with a wide variety of skill sets. Please read each of the three ads below carefully, and clearly indicate which position you're applying for. MGK 1. The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is seeking a full time...