DH Forum 2017 - Workshops
Workshops will be held in Watson 410A. Times to be determined.
Twine 2.x: Building Games and Interactive Narratives
Instructor: Anastasia Salter, University of Central Florida
Twine 2.x is an open source platform popular with makers of games, hypertext novels, and other forms of interactive narratives. Using a graphical interface and a straightforward syntax, Twine is ideal for rapid prototyping and development for the web. Participants will create a simple interactive story using text, images, and choice-based dynamic elements. No prior experience in programming or web development is necessary. Participants should download the latest version of Twine 2 (Windows, OS X, or Linux) prior to attending the workshop.
Sustainable Authorship in Plain Text
Instructor: Dennis Tenen, Columbia University
In this tutorial participants will be introduced to the basics of word processing in plain text, including Markdown, Pandoc, and LaTeX. No prior experience is required. We will discuss the tools, methods, as well as the philosophy underlying sustainable authorship practice. Bring your laptop and the willingness to experiment.
Everyday Archives: The Black Experience in Kansas
Instructor: Alexsandra Mitchell, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library presents "Everyday Archives," a series of workshops with the public where community members can process their personal and family papers, documents, manuscripts, and photographs. Have an old family album or photos that you would like to organize? Or an amazing story to tell about a family photo? With this workshop, participants will be able to share items related to the Black experience in Kansas, and digitize several items of their choice. Led by Schomburg Center Reference Librarian and Archivist, Alexsandra M. Mitchell, this will be a lively workshop related to Black culture in the Midwest, filled with storytelling, document scanning, and archival collection organizing!
Attendees are encouraged to bring the following: (1) several family photos, documents, or other items of their choice to digitize; (2) their own storage device (USB, external hard drive, etc).