The Developing Room is a working group devoted to the study and practice of photography. Founded in 2008, the Developing Room is based at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Our mission is to promote innovative work in the field of photography studies by organizing public projects and fostering international collaboration.
Click here for more information about this group.
Northwestern University Libraries and Departments of Gender Studies and English in partnership with The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities and The Newberry Library are pleased to announce the first THATCamp Chicago. THATCamp Chicago 2010 will be held on Saturday, November 20 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2010.
Over the past few years, the Center for History and New Media has been helping to organize a series of “unconferences” called THATCamp (“The Humanities and Technology Camp.”) These unconferences are based on the idea that some of the most productive work of conferences happens in the hallways and in more informal gatherings. With this in mind THATCamp is based on conversations and not the delivery of papers. They are “lightweight” and are paid for, in part, by attendee donations.
The structure of the conference is decided when everyone arrives, and applications do not include a paper proposal. Instead, applicants explain why they want to attend and explain current projects on which they might like to collaborate. In addition, some THATCamps include a “Bootcamp,” which is a series of workshops that teach concrete tools or skills. These workshops are designed for beginners, and the hope is that attendees leave with something new to tinker with. THATCamp Chicago is planning a Bootcamp that may include workshops on Processing, Omeka, Geographic Information Systems, and Design Tools for the Digital Humanities.
Find out more at http://thatcampchicago.org.
Indiana University will host the 14th annual convention of the Magic Lantern Society of the USA and Canada on May 20-23, 2010. The Magic Lantern Society collects, preserves and shares information on the lantern devices that were invented during the 17th century and were used to entertain and educate audiences prior to the creation of film.
Members of the public are invited to attend the free or low-cost public sessions, which include an exhibit at the Lilly Library, two shows at the Fine Arts Auditorium, a silent film screening with live piano in Whittenberger Auditorium and a “Magic Lantern Spectacular” at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Terry Borton, a fourth-generation lanternist and the only professional lanternist in America, will take part in the performances.
For more information, please see Indiana University’s press release (quoted here) or the Magic Lantern Society’s complete conference schedule.