During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities will investigate the theme Ambient Algorhythms in the Arts and Humanities. We'll focus on themes such as algorithms of pervasive surveillance, permutations of ambient music, reverberations of sounds in our cities and homes, patterns of documenting injustices, and exponential ebbs and flows of a global pandemic.These points of intersection have urgent, often paradoxical implications in our everyday lives. By looking to scholars and artists as they question and dissect emerging facets of this new digital age, we will explore how algorhythms can be defined and applied in the arts and humanities and how these ambient forces can shape our collective experience.




We're welcoming three speakers this spring as part of our Ambient Algorhythms seriesIUB BFA candidate Devon Fisher, Dartmouth College Mellon Facuty Fellow Dr. Alison Martin, and Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt of electronic music duo Matmos!

Devon Fisher and Dr. Martin's talks are available online and asynchronously, and are posted above for viewing. On Friday March 12, Matmos will give an artists' talk at 4 PM, followed by a live Q&A with all of our spring speakers. Watch Devon and Dr. Martin's talk ahead of time, then bring your questions to our live March 12 event!



The answer is more than likely yes! We encourage you to schedule an appointment regardless of where you are in your project timeline. It's just as important to us to provide early and exploratory brainstorming support as it is to assist with final touches and publishing. Whether you're just starting out and wondering if digital approaches could be useful for you or need advanced support as you tackle late-stage concerns, we're here to help. 

In the meantime, if you're still not quite ready to schedule, some of our existing resources and recorded workshops might be able to help. You can use the buttons above to navigate our archives and related pages.


Are you working on a project with a significant digital component in pursuit of tenure and/or promotion? Do you need to jump-start a digital project? Whether you're an undergraduate student, graduate student, or faculty member, IDAH wants to help. Our Faculty Fellowship program and HASTAC Scholarship program are both designed to provide funding for digitally-inflected research projects, while our Incubator program brings all of the resources IU has to offer for faculty and graduate students engaged in digital arts & humanities projects into a single room for a week-long intensive workshop in July.


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