Digital Frontiers 2016

The 5th annual Digital Frontiers conference and THATCamp was held September 22-24 at Rice University in Houston, hosted by Rice’s Fondren Library and the Humanities Research Center.

Burning Down the Tent: New Futures for Social Justice and Digital Humanities

Roopika Risam, Salem State University


Create Your Own Coloring Book!: A Hands-On Tutorial
Jeanette Claire Sewell, Houston Public Library
Digital Literacy in the College Classroom
Ron Thomas, Baylor University
How Memorandums of Understanding Create a Process for Successful Digital Collaboration
Rafia Mirza, Peace Ossom Williamson, University of Texas at Arlington

Session 1

Quantifying Artist Canvas with Digital Signal Processing Tools
Don Johnson, Rice University
Of Institutions, Initiatives, and the Importance of Regional Academic Communities: Building NYCDH
Kimon Keramidas, New York University
Alex Gil, Columbia University
imagineRio: A Diachronic Atlas of the Social and Architectural Evolution of Rio de Janeiro
Farès el-Dahdah and Alida C. Metcalf, Rice University

Session 2

Art + Recovery in the Digital Humanities
xtine burrough, University of Texas at Dallas
Sabrina Starnaman, University of Texas at Dallas
Digital Medical Humanities: An Applied Media Studies Community of Practice
Kirsten Ostherr, Rice University
Gephi visualization and text-mining with R in the study of Chen Duxiu, a Chinese political and cultural iconoclast.
Anne S. Chao, Rice University
Digital Inputs, Cultural Outputs: Collaborative, Online Tools for Education, Research and Publication in the History of Art and Cultural Heritage Preservation
John North Hopkins, Rice University

Session 4: Collective Contributions in Creating a Digital Hybrid

More Than Pretty Pictures: Material Culture Digitally Revealed Through the William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive
Margaret Culbertson, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Discovering Texas Material Culture in the Briscoe Center for American History
Lynn Bell, The Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
The Hill Archive in practice: a Resource for the Texas Clay exhibition and publication at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Amy Kurlander, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Session 5: Digital facsimiles: the “Electronic Vesalius” and archival remediation

Digital humanities and the history of printing
John Connor Mulligan, Rice University
Integrating databases with physical objects
Ying Jin, Rice University
Media fabrication and experiential learning
Matthew Wettergreen, Rice University

Session 6: ARTECA: Connecting Creative Communities

Taking Leonardo into 2016
Roger F. Malina, University of Texas at Dallas
From Concept to Completion: Designing ARTECA
Cassini Nazir, University of Texas at Dallas
ARTECA as a Tool for Digital Research and Community Building Platform
Chaz Lilly, University of Texas at Dallas

Session 7: Real Talk: Connecting Classrooms and Public Archives

Larry Criscione, Charles Botts Collection, Inc.
Judy Reeves, Gulf Coast Archive and Museum of GLBT History, Inc.
Brian Riedel, Rice University
John Mulligan, Rice University
Jeanette Sewell, Houston Public Library

From I, Robot to WeRobotics: Humanitarian Robotics in Action

Patrick Meier, author Digital Humanitarians