Price Lab Podcast

Welcome to the Price Lab Podcast, a series focused on the people who are building, using, and critiquing the digital tools and techniques transforming the humanities. In each episode, friends of the Price Lab will speak to a different scholar about their work and the digital tools and resources shaping their research and pedagogy.
Episode 8: Sylvester Johnson

The Price Lab podcast is back for a second season! Our first guest, Sylvester A. Johnson (Director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities), is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of race, technology, and religion.

October 20, 2020
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Dream Lab Podcast: Afrofuturism

In the final episode of the Dream Lab series, we're joined by Dr. Clayton Colmon, the Associate Director of Instructional Design for Penn Arts & Sciences Online Learning. He talks about his personal connection to Afrofuturism and its many applications to pedagogy.

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Dream Lab Podcast: Text Analysis

Listen in as Scott Enderle describes his “conversion” to the digital humanities and how many humanists are closer than they think to being able to incorporate text analysis in their research.

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Dream Lab Podcast: Creating Lightweight Digital Archives From Scratch

Join CLIR Bollinger Fellow, Jennifer Garcon, for an episode on creating lightweight digital archives from scratch. Jennifer delves into sustainability, tech, and community control with a focus on cultivating equitable community partnerships.

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Dream Lab Podcast: Minimal Computing

In this episode, Alex Gil, the Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University talks about Minimal Computing. An umbrella term, Minimal Computing describes a broad range of practices that aim to simplify computing to lower costs and provide greater access without relying on institutional resources.

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Dream Lab Podcast: DH in the Classroom

How do we integrate DH into the classroom in ways that are substantive, critical, and inclusive? How do we navigate the always particular and often messy challenges posed by DH instruction? Nabil Kashyap(Digital Scholarship Librarian at Swarthmore College) and Roberto Vargas (Research Librarian for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies at Swarthmore College) joined the Price Lab to discuss their approaches to juggling curriculum, technology, assessment, and available resources — the how’s and why’s of DH pedagogy.

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Dream Lab Podcast: Creative Coding

Programming is notoriously goal-oriented: if there is a problem you work to solve it. Creative coding is different. Rather than look for a solution, creative coding asks, what happens if coding is a tool to explore and play. In this episode, Dr. Mark Sample discusses his approach to creative coding. Hint- it includes twitter bots and Walt Whitman!

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Dream Lab Podcast: Tidy Data

We’re all familiar with tidying up our living spaces, but how can data be tidied up? Matt Lincoln is a research software engineer and Digital Humanities developer at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His class, Tidy Data focuses on combating data anxiety in the humanities by teaching humanists how to handle complex relationships and uncertainty in data, and format their information tidily so it that can be reshaped to drive databases, websites, analyses, and visualizations.

 

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Dream Lab Podcast: Digital Surrogates

In our first episode, Managing Director of the Price Lab, Stewart Varner, spoke to Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. They talked about the course she would have taught at Dream Lab, Digital Surrogates, her background as a medievalist, and the considerations of digitization projects as they relate to paid and unpaid labor.