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 1: Jessie Daniels

In our first episode, Price Lab Fellow Julie Napolin talks with Jessie Daniels (Prof. of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY) about her research and writing on internet expressions of racism and white supremacy. They also delve into how Daniels approaches teaching sociology by weaving together analog and digital resources. In addition to her work as a professor and speaker, Daniels has authored five books and is currently working on a memoir project about confronting the extremist racist ideology in her own family.

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You can read more about Daniels work here

Music: "Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab

Episode 2: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

In this episode, Price Lab fellow Julie Napolin interviews scholar, author and “data visionary” Wendy Chun (Canada 150 Chair in New Media, School of Communication at Simon Fraser University). Chun’s current work on digital media draws from her study of Systems Design Engineering and English Literature. She is the author of several books, most recently, Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media, published by MIT in 2016. Chun was a Visiting Scholar at Penn's Center for Media at Risk for the Fall 2018 semester.

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Please note, this episode contains a depiction of violence, listener discretion is advised. 

Music:  "Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab

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Episode 3: Katie Rawson

In our third episode, Price Mellon Graduate Fellow (2018-2019)Orchid Tierney interviews Katie Rawson (Director of Learning Innovation, Penn Libraries). They discuss Katie’s journey into the digital humanities, her thoughts on digital tools and resources in pedagogical spaces, and the exciting conceptual possibilities of virtual reality.

In addition to her work at Penn, Katie has published on food in Faulkner's writing, labor in Waffle House, collaboration in the academy, and data curation in the humanities.

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Music:
"Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab
“One Eight Four” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Quiet Sill” by Blue Dot Sessions
“Kid Kodi” by Blue Dot Sessions

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Episode 4: Jessica Marie Johnson

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.

 Managing Director of the Price Lab, Stewart Varner, welcomes Jessica Marie Johnson (Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University) to the Price Lab Podcast to talk about her work as a Historian and Black Studies scholar. In this episode, Johnson discusses her commitment to black feminist thought, the need for scholars to stay aware of how the general public discusses histories of slavery and ideas about enslaved people on social media, and the ways in which Black Studies has long been interested in harnessing data for social justice.

 Johnson is the author of Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2020). She is guest editor of Slavery in the Machine, a special issue of sx:archipelagos (2019) and co-editor with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (Duke University) of Black Code: A Special Issue of the Black Scholar (2017).

 Learn more about Jessica's work.  

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Music:
"Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab
"Kid Kodi" by Blue Dot Sessions
"Detailing" by Blue Dot Sessions

Episode 5: Julie Beth Napolin

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.

In this episode, we are joined by Price Lab's Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2020), Julie Beth Napolin. In collaboration with former Mellon Graduate Fellow (2018-2019), Orchid Tierney, Napolin narrates the story of her work as a sound scholar, radio journalist, and digital humanitst. She discusses the power of oral history, biases built into audio technology, and the importance of investigating how we hear and listen and who is the "we" who is doing the hearing and listening. 

Her book, The Fact of Resonance is forthcoming in June 2020 with Fordham University Press. 

For more information: juliebethnapolin.com

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Music:
"Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab  

"Night Watch" - by Blue Dot Sessions

"Water Cool Quiet" by Blue Dot Sessions 

"Unknown" by Raymond Scott 

"Plaque" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Green Arrow" by Yo La Tengo

"Setting Pace" by Blue Dot Sessions

 

Sound Excerpts: 

William Faulkner- That Evening Sun, read by Arliss Howard

Mr. Microphone Commercial from 1981

Testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in front of Senate Judiciary Committee

 

 

 

 

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Episode 6: Jim English

The Price Lab podcast was delighted to welcome the founding faculty director of the Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Dr. Jim English (John Welsh Centennial Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania). A specialist in modern and contemporary British fiction, his essays have appeared in  PMLA, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harpers, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Jim discusses the creation of the Price Lab and his forays into incorporating digital humanities tools and methods into his own research and pedagogy. 

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Music:

"Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab

"Wonder Cycle" by Chris Zabriskie

"Divider" by Chris Zabriskie

"Hedgeliner" by Blue Dot Sessions

"CGI Snake" by Chris Zabriskie

"Gambrel" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Algorithms" by Chad Crouch 

 

April 29, 2020
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Episode 7: Lisa Poggiali

In this episode, not one, but two former Price Lab Fellows teamed up to talk about digital humanities! Price Lab Research Fellow Emily Hammer (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, Archaeology and Anthropology of the Ancient World in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), spoke with Price Lab Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Lisa Poggiali about the ways digital tools have informed her anthropological research in Eastern Africa. They also discuss how Lisa combined digital mapmaking and social justice in her pedagogical work. 

This episode was produced and edited by Price Lab for Digital Humanities' Student Worker, Maria Kiamesso DaSilva. 

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Music: 

"Prisoner of Mars" by Stereolab  

"Xaleyi"- Youssoupha Sidibe

"Hedgeliner" - by Blue Dot Sessions

"Messy Inkwell" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Lunette Interlude" by Blue Dot Sessions

May 11, 2020