Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mukurtu Indigenous Archive Tool

For those interested in digital archiving and collective community-memory-making platforms - the Mukurtu Indigenous Archive Tool (alpha version) is a good example of how culture, politics, and other community practices can shape technology and impact the ways we share knowledge across time and space. Browse the alpha version

Kimberly Christen, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University, will give a live demonstration of the tool during her talk at UW Seattle tomorrow afternoon:
Open and Shut: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge
Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011 3:00 PM
Odegaard 220
UW Seattle Campus

Link to the UW Simpson Center Website for more info.

Become an Author of this Blog

Dear UW Bothell Students -

Become a DMSC blogger and help us populate this site and build our digital media community.  Send an e-mail to Angelica at to get activated.

This blog is your blog!  You have something to say and other people want to hear it!  What media have you made lately? Seen any good media made by others? Help populate this blog with your ideas, media projects, media activities, events, new tools, best practices on working with media, media articles that you find interesting, examples of great digital humanities scholarship, and any other digital media community news or information you would like to share.

Tell your friends to read your posts!  Better yet - blog together with your friends - collaborative posts are encouraged.

Best -

Coordinator, Digital Media Lab 121

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Word for the Day: Transmedia

What does it mean to tell stories across different media platforms?  How do stories change with the mediums through which they are expressed?  What does it mean to be digitally literate?  What practices and theoretical frameworks are useful for generating digital scholarship in and outside the classroom? How do we apply digital media skills to rigorous scholarship? How are scholars addressing these questions in the 21st century?

These are just a few questions that have sparked the creation of the new UW Bothell Digital Media Student Collective.  The DMSC is a place where students build on the knowledge and activities of other students, faculty, alumni, staff, and the broader community to strengthen media-making activities across campus.  During Spring Quarter, 2011, we will meet on Friday afternoons from 12:30-3pm in the DML 121 (UW2 121).  Bring your media projects, your ideas, and your friends.  Let's make media together!

See the Transmedia entry on wikipedia and add your own definition: