Google Account for 5/14 Ulman Workshop

Hi all:

Louie Ulman has asked that all participants in his Tuesday afternoon Digital Media Production Session (Hayes 107, 2:30-3:45) have a Google Account and be prepared to log on during the session.


Counting down… Digital Cultures Summer Institute

The Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data institute starts on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 9 am in the Bowen-Thomson Student Union.  Please join us for an all-star lineup up experts in the ways technology is changing how we in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social science work, think, and interact.  The complete schedule is on our website: .  All events are free and open to the public!

Digital Cultures Schedule is Up:

Schedule of Events

The Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data Institute will focus on a different theme each day, with related workshops, lectures and exhibits.


9-9:30 a.m.


9:30-11 a.m.

Keynote Address, 206 Bowen-Thompson Student UnionLev Manovich, “How to Compare One Million Images? Visualizing Patterns in Art, Games, Comics, Cinema, Web, Print, and User-Generated Content”

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


1-2:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion, 207 UnionManovich, Golan Levin, and BGSU digital arts faculty Michael Arrigo, Anthony Fontana, Heather Elliott-Famularo, Bonnie Mitchell and Dena Eber

3-4:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker, 206 UnionGolan Levin, art talk

5-6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception, Foyer outside 206 Union


May 14 – DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP … Continue Reading

Upoming Reading Groups!

As a reminder, this Friday, faculty and graduate students will be meeting to discuss readings on Digital Democracy, the Digital Divide, and the Politics of Big Data. This reading group is designed to prepare participants for a summer institute on  “Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data,” which is set for May 13-17, 2013 here at BGSU. All reading groups will meet on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the East Hall Lounge (room 218).

The schedule of remaining reading groups is as follows:

DATE              THEMES

4/19                Digital Scholarship

4/26                Digital Humanities

For this week, April 19, the shared readings we will be discussing are:

1. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned … Continue Reading

Digital Democracy readings

This week, I was especially struck by the resonance of the readings with Peggy McIntosh’s famous essay “White Privilege and Male Privilege.”  McIntosh’s point is that racism occurs not only in the ways that specific groups are underempowered, but also how other groups are systematically overempowered by being encouraged “to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative, and average, and also ideal.”  Moreover, McIntosh is attempting to highlight how ordinary, everyday experiences are emblematic of systemic racism.

These points were illustrated clearly in Safiya Umoja Noble’s description in “Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say About Women” of using Google to … Continue Reading

Reading Group: Friday, April 12

The Digital Culture Reading Group for Friday, April 12, lead by Drs. Radhika Gajjala and Susana Pena, will feature some fantastic readings! Please browse below:

Digital Democracy, the Digital Divide, and the Politics of Big Data (Part II)

Safiya Umoja Noble, “Geographic Information Systems: A Critical Look at the Commercialization of Public Information.” Human Geography: a New Radical Journal (2012).

Safiya Umoja Noble, “Missed Connections: What Search Engines Say about Women.” Bitch, 54 (Spring 2012).

Nishant Shah and F. Jansen, excerpt from Digital AlterNatives with a Cause? Vol. 1-4. (Hivos Publication, 2011)

Andre Brock, “Who do you think you are?” Race, … Continue Reading

Up and Running!

The Digital Cultures Reading Group and Summer Institute blog is now officially up and running!

We will be using the blog to post information regarding the reading, speakers, and any announcements related to the events. Feel free to comment directly on the blog posts – we encourage discussion and interaction – or contact us via

We look forward to hearing from, interacting with, and seeing you!

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