Press Release for THAT Camp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp (April 24-25, 2014)

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Press Release for THAT Camp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp (April 24-25, 2014)
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Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida
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The Foundation of the Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere 200 Walker Hall P.O. Box 118030 Gainesville, FL 326 11 tel. 352.392.0796 fax 352.392 5378 www.humanities.ufl.edu THAT Camp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp 14 April 201 4 Contact: Sophia Acord humanities center@ufl.edu, 352 392 0796 GAINESVILLE, Fla. The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with UF Smathers Libraries are co sponsoring The Humanities and Technology Camp (THAT Camp) in Gainesville on April 24 th through April 25 th The Camp will be held on the UF campus in Smathers Library East from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm on April 24 th and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 25 th Digital technologies have created new and exciting opportunities to teach people about history, culture, art, music, and literature, among other humanities fields THAT Camp is a free and teach each other new programs and skills and brainstorm initiatives to support cultural work in the digital age Topics are proposed by the participants befor e the Camp and scheduled on the first morning facilitating dialogue and flexibility of discussion. Topics already proposed for the unconference include: t ools for analyzing and data mining large bodies of text the role of digitization in exhibition design and interaction effective hybrid and online course tools, use of Twitter in and out of classrooms, possibilities for libraries and museums to collaborate on and share digital collection s and crowdsourcing archival projects to involve members of the public in scholarly work THAT Camp is free and open to anyone with an interest in the intersection between humanities and technology, and who is looking to contribute to a lively discussion about future opportunities in this growing field. It will be at tended by individuals from over 7 educational institutions in Florida, including UF, Florida International University F lorida S tate U niversity University of Central Florida University of Miami, U niversity of S outh F lorida and the Associated Colleges of the South It will also be attended by individuals from the Florida Humanities Council, the Alachua County Library District and local museums and cultural heritage institutions. For more information, find THAT Camp Gainesville on Facebook, Twitter, or visit our website at www.gainesville201 4.thatcamp.org



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The Foundation of the Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere 200 Walker Hall P.O. Box 118030 Gainesville, FL 326 11 tel. 352.392.0796 fax 352.392 5378 www.humanities.ufl.edu THAT Camp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp 14 April 201 4 Contact: Sophia Acord humanities center@ufl.edu, 352 392 0796 GAINESVILLE, Fla. The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with UF Smathers Libraries are hosting The Human ities and Technology Camp (THAT Camp) in Gainesville on April 24 th through April 25 th The Camp will be held on the UF campus in Smathers Library East from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00pm on April 24 th and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 25 th Digital technologies have created new and exciting opportunities to teach people about history, culture, art, music, and literature, among other humanities fields. THAT C amp is a free researchers, teachers, students, developers, librarians, museum professionals, and others can discuss digital projects, learn and teach each other new programs and skills and brainstorm initiatives to support cultural wo rk in the digital age Session topics are proposed by the participants before the Camp and the conference schedule is created by the group together on the first morning Topics already proposed for the THATCamp Gainesville include: tools for analyzing and data mining large bodies of text virtual reality experiences to explore ancient civilizations, digitization in exhibition design and interaction effective hybrid and online course tools, use of Twitter in and out side of classrooms, digital archive pr ojects for libraries and museums and crowdsourcing archival projects to involve members of the public in archives and research THAT Camp is free and open to anyone with an interest in the intersection between humanities and technology, and who is looking to contribute to a lively discussion about future opportunities in this growing field. It will be att ended by individuals from over 8 edu cational inst itutions in Florida, including the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, the University of South Florida, the University of Miami, Florida International University, Rollins College, and the Associa ted Colleges of the South. It will also be attended by individuals from the Florida Humanities Council, the Alachua County Library District and local museums and cultural heritage institutions. For more information, find THAT Camp Gainesville on Facebook, Twitter, or visit our website at www.gainesville2014.thatcamp.org.