During the 2016-17 academic year, The Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities is expanding its mission to encompass Digital Critique. Faculty and students from across the University are invited to join us in a year-long exploration of our chosen theme of Diversity and Digital Culture.

Our aim is to explore the way digital practices and everyday technology address, remediate, and reconfigure difference.

2016-17 Programming

  • Franco Moretti Reading Group: sessions held during the Fall and Spring semester to discuss the writing and methods of Dr. Franco Moretti in advance of his 2017 Pattern Lecture. Upcoming sessions will be held January 13 and January 23, 2017. Information on upcoming sessions here.
  • Code with Your Kid: a chance for kids aged 8–14 to enjoy hands-on game design with their parents. Kids learn and have fun doing it, parents engage questions of digital literacy, interface design, and pedagogy. Workshops throughout the year; email Amanda Henrichs to be the first to know about upcoming sessions.
  • IDAH Annual Lecture: Marisa Parham, Amherst College, Director, Five College Digital Humanities:
  • “Black Glitch in the Hour of Chaos”
  • This talk looks at rememory, affective excess, and glitch aesthetics in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Hiro Murai’s video for Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me,” and Zun Lee’s digital project, “Fade Resistance.” How might we conceptualize "the digital” as a kind of mediation that articulates the time and space of diasporic experience?
  • IDAH Annual Workshop: Tanya Clement, Assistant Professor, School of Information, UT Austin: a talk and workshop on Digital Information Design and its Discontents
  • Rewiring Consent: A workshop and discussion on digital technology, social media, campus sexual assault, and the changing nature of Title IX. Spring 2017. Sign up for IDAH's email list for updates on this and other programming.