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    IDAH fellow Nicole Jacquard (Metals & Sculpture) uses rapid prototyping and 3D printing to create the sculpture series Letters & Notes

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    IDAH's award-winning EVIA Digital Archive Project creates software and systems for the annotation, discovery, playback, peer review, and scholarly publication of ethnographic field video.

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    IDAH fellow John Gibson (Composition) uses two sound-creation interfaces and conductor software to create Wind Farm, a structured improvisation for laptop ensemble

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    IDAH fellow Nicole Jacquard (Metals & Sculpture) uses rapid prototyping and 3D printing to create the sculpture series Letters & Notes

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    IDAH fellow Ellen MacKay (English) directs the Folger Luminary Shakespeare iPad app for A Midsummer Night's Dream to create interactive reading experiences.

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    IDAH fellows Carmen Téllez (Conducting), Margaret Dolinsky (Digital Art), and Elizabeth Shea (Choreography) collaborate with composer Don Freund and others on Passion with Tropes

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    IDAH fellows Jeffrey Hass (Composition) and Elizabeth Shea (Choreography) collaborate on Unstrung, an abstract work for dance, processed violin and interactive electronics

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    IDAH fellow Ruth Stone (Ethnomusicology) uses EVIA Project tools for an ethnographic study of musical responses to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

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    IDAH fellow John Walsh (Information Science) uses image and text analysis tools for his peer-reviewed digital collection on the life and work of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH) creates networks of faculty and technologists for developing digital collections, tools, and methods for research and creative activity. Specializing in audiovisual media, IDAH assists faculty in the life cycle of research from conceptualizing projects, designing prototypes, and preparing grant applications; to archiving, publishing, performance, and display. IDAH advocates for the needs of faculty and special collections in the development of campus infrastructure for the preservation, access, and dissemination of this research and creative activity. IDAH also supports graduate students and upper level under graduate students through the HASTAC scholars program and partners in developing courses in digital arts and humanities on the IUB campus.


The Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities was initiated in 2007 by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University, Bloomington. IDAH focuses on the use of media and digital technology in research and creative activity.

IDAH works with faculty to provide an in-depth understanding of the life-cycle of research data and the implications of their work as they undertake projects involving digital technologies. IDAH assists faculty in the beginning stages of project conception, design, and development, and directs faculty to the appropriate campus units which will assist them in the middle and end stages of preservation of, and access to, data once a project has been implemented. Integral partners in all of this work include Libraries Digital Collection Services, the Advanced Visualization Laboratory, UITS Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities, the Pervasive Technology Institute, the College and Professional Schools, University Information Technology Services, the Archives of Traditional Music, and the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.

IDAH provides leadership in innovative research and ground breaking projects, and is a partner in educational initiatives and curriculum development. IDAH is also engaged in outreach to the IUB community and beyond through its website, Facebook and Twitter. Across campus IDAH provides a forum for disseminating information about, and building collaboration among, small and large-scale digital arts and humanities projects.

The IDAH offices and conference room, located on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library, serves as a campus hub for individual consultations with faculty, as well as for IDAH presentations, special topic seminars, classes related to digital arts and humanities, and graduate student programs. Faculty may also reserve designated project cubicles within the IDAH office on a semester-by-semester basis to work on a specific digital project. The IDAH office, project spaces, and conference room complement and contribute to the Libraries' Scholar's Commons programs, and well situated for encouraging faculty to drop in to seek advice on research projects or to discuss nascent ideas.

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IDAH holds weekly drop-in
consulting sessions for Faculty on:

Digital Arts and Humanities Project Development & Funding Opportunities

Mondays 2:30-3:30pm
in Scholars' Commons 157R (Wells Library)



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