Category Archives: 2017 Program | Programme 2017

W1/2017: Creative Data: New Media Interdisciplinary Design

May 17 and 18, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM, MRT0022 (University of Ottawa, 65 University Private) This workshop will survey the theory and effects of quantifiable data on human activity, and will explore how an interdisciplinary design approach employing media with data processing can be a form of creative resilience. From new media visualization samples to common text applications, digital

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W2/2017: Introduction to Mapping and Spatial Methods for the Humanities

Most things happen somewhere, and mapping can be an effective technique for exploring, analysing, and presenting many types of data. This interactive workshop is designed for researchers who are interested in adding a spatial dimension to their research. In this 2-part workshop, participants will be introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques from a humanist’s perspective. Starting from primary sources,

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W3/2017: Introduction à la fouille de textes : des sciences de l’information aux humanités numériques

May 17 and 18, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM, MRT0022 (University of Ottawa, 65 University Private) Cet atelier est une introduction à la fouille de textes dans le contexte des données massives (big data) en sciences de l’information et en humanités numériques. Nous présenterons l’origine, les concepts principaux et les enjeux fondamentaux de la fouille. Nous présenterons quelques techniques et

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W4/2017: Analyse statistique en ligne : prise en main d’une interface d’analyse statistique pour SHS

May 17 and 18, 04:30 PM – 06:30 PM, MRT0022 (University of Ottawa, 65 University Private) Les humanités numériques sont un domaine de recherche vaste et interdisciplinaire. Si le terme d’humanités est désormais bien souvent compris comme un synonyme de SHS, l’adjectif numérique, qui lui est adjoint, est lui encore trop souvent réduit à la seule numérisation de contenu. Elle

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W5/2017: Online Social Network Analysis

May 17 and 18, 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM, MRT0036 (University of Ottawa, 65 University Private) As we navigate the social web we leave traces of our behaviour with every like, share, follow and friend. As a result there is an immense amount of data available about social relationships online. This workshop will equip participants with a foundational understanding of

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W9/2017: Introduction to Python ACT-R Agents

This workshop will explore how to use realistic simulated agents in the Digital Humanities. By realistic, I mean agents that think, feel, and perceive like humans. To do this we will use Python ACT-R to create the agents. ACT-R is a cognitive architecture with hundreds of psychological studies demonstrating it is a realistic model of human cognition. Python ACT-R is

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W8/2017: Game Studies for Digital Humanists

Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities, this workshop offers a critical introduction to the study of games and game development. Discussions will analyze games as both a cultural object and a potential tool for humanities research. Games provide an environment for unique learning experiences that engage players in ways not possible in other media. This workshop will consider how narrative,

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W7/2017: Introduction to Twitter Bots: Making and Deploying Bots to Amuse, Confuse, and Toil

There are many species of bot inhabiting twitter. To push the ecological metaphor further, they all fill various niches. Some are good, and some are evil. In this workshop, we’ll examine a number of different bots and consider the uses and abuses to which they have been put. If you’ve always wondered what that whole ‘_ebooks’ thing was about, all will

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W6/2017: Introduction to Digital Pedagogy

In recent years, DH scholars have turned their attention towards the undergraduate classroom and begun evaluating how DH methods, practices, and principles may be applied in teaching.In the wake of this pedagogical turn, will introduce both theoretical and practical approaches to digital pedagogy, including the examination and implementation of diverse pedagogical models in DH. Models such as the digital native, the apprentice-research

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