O’Donnell talk this Thursday (15 March)

Announcing the fourth of five talks in the MARCS (Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Studies) Speakers’ Series:

Daniel Paul O’Donnell

(Department of English, University of Lethbridge)

“Move Over: Learning to Read (and Write) with Novel Technology” 

Thursday, 15 March 2012  :: 4:00

SS1114 (Judith Sloman Reading Room)

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Abstract:

This lecture examines how novel technology affects readers’ understanding of digital objects. It begins by examining some recent scandals involving digitally manipulated photographs and argues that some of the uproar stems from the novelty of the techniques used in the manipulation, rather than the fact of the manipulation itself. It then explores some of the challenges in using novel technology to mediate the representation of historical objects in scholarly form. The paper concludes with some thoughts on early experiments with the objects of the Visionary Cross project, a digital edition of a collection of objects belonging to the Anglo-Saxon “Visionary Cross” tradition. < http://visionarycross.org/ >

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