Fordham Notes: Digital Writing Event Comes to Lincoln Center Campus on May 3

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Digital Writing Event Comes to Lincoln Center Campus on May 3

Registration is now open for a May 3 event at the Lincoln Center campus devoted to exploring the many forms that writing can take in the digital realm.

The event is called THATCamp Digital Writing, billed as an informal, participatory “unconference” where people learn to use various digital tools and platforms.  

“From tweeting to multimodal research papers to Prezi, writing these days means more than just black text on a white background,” says the event’s website. “Through workshops and discussions, THATCamp Digital Writing aims to deepen and advance our notions of all facets of composition.”

Anyone who wants to go should register on the THATCamp website. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 3, and participants should check in that day on the 12th floor of the Lowenstein building.

THATCamp stands for The Humanities and Technology Camp. It is not an organization; it is, rather, a name and logo that are licensed to those who want to hold a THATCamp event. The Fordham event is sponsored by the office of Michael Latham, Ph.D., dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and co-organized by Elizabeth Cornell, Ph.D., a Fordham IT communications specialist.

The event is being kicked off the day before—Friday, May 2—with a 4 p.m. talk at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice by two experts: Matthew K. Gold, associate professor of English and digital humanities at City Tech and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and James J. Brown, assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who teaches in the university’s digital studies program.

                                                                                      -- Chris Gosier

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