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Digital Humanities Talk: The New (inter)Face of Literary Editing

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This event is open to:
Faculty, Teaching Academic Staff, Non-Teaching Academic Staff, Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants

Date: Friday, November 01, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: East Wing, Golda Meir Library, Second Floor east

Presenter: Olin Bjork

"There's an App for that Book: The New (inter)Face of Literary Editing," Olin Bjork (English, University of Houston) For philosophical and technical reasons,digital humanists and publishers have never fully embraced Rich Internet Applications and related technologies such as Flash as a means of literary editing. But now that mobile applications are supplementing or replacing RIAs in virtually all domains, media-rich app editions of literary works such as Eliot's The Wasteland and Shakespeare's The Tempest as well as new, cutting-edge app books like The Silent History are appearing on phones and tablets. To what extent have academic digital humanists contributed to the production of these apps by start-up digital publishers? Olin Bjork, a collaborator on two Flash-based editions of Paradise Lost and Leaves of Grass, will discuss what is and could be gained and lost in the transformation of literary works into mobile apps.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Matthew Russell, (414) 229-5764 .


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