Humanities Panel Discussion

Speakers: Ian Bogost, TyAnna Herrington, and Robin Wharton. Moderated by Stewart Varner and Brian Croxall of Emory University.

Date: October 25, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, 1116 Seminar Room

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Open to everyone; intended to be of interest to Humanists

Ian Bogost

PhD, Professor, Distinguished Chair, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Dr. Ian Bogost is a scholar, author, and game designer. He is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC. As an author, he writes about videogames as a medium with many uses. As a game designer, he makes games for political, social, educational, and artistic uses. Bogost is author or co-author of seven books: Unit Operations, Persuasive Games, Racing the Beam, Newsgames, How To Do Things with Videogames, Alien Phenomenology, and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10. Bogost's videogames cover topics as varied as airport security, disaffected workers, the petroleum industry, suburban errands, and tort reform. His games have been played by millions of people and exhibited internationally. His game A Slow Year, a collection of game poems for Atari, won the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 Indiecade Festival.

TyAnna Herrington

JD, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Literature Communication and Culture, Georgia Tech

TyAnna Herrington, JD, PhD, is a Professor at Georgia Tech. She specializes in intellectual property law and in international technical communication. Her books are in law and her articles treat issues in law and international communication, focused on digital learning. She serves on ATTW's Executive Committee as its Information Officer, is an Executive Advisory Board Member for CPTSC's Programmatic Perspectives, and is a member of the CCCC"s Intellectual Property Task Force. Herrington served as a member of Georgia's State Board of Regents Copyright Committee and has delivered keynote, featured, and plenary addresses in venues including the NINCH Copyright Town Hall, CCCC, and CPTSC.

Robin Wharton

PhD, Instructor, English, Georgia Regents University, and Partner Board Member, Hybrid Pedagogy

Robin Wharton holds a law degree (1999), and a PhD in English with an emphasis in late-medieval English law and literature (2009) from the University of Georgia. She was formerly a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow and then Assistant Director of Writing and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At present, she is a collaborator on the Hoccleve Archive, a collection of resources related to study of the fifteenth-century London-based poet Thomas Hoccleve and his works, a co-founder and director of the Calliope Initiative, a non-profit organization building open source tools for project- and process-oriented multimodal composition pedagogy, and the Production Editor at Hybrid Pegagogy, a digital journal of learning, teaching, and technology. An advocate for open access and open source development and distribution models, her interdisciplinary scholarship--in digital humanities and pedagogy, critical theory, and medieval studies--considers the complex discursive exchange among literary, academic, and legal modes of cultural production.




Stewart Varner

Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Emory University

Stewart Varner is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library. He works with scholars who want to incorporate technology into their research and is particularly interested in building a robust role for libraries in Open Access digital publishing. He joined the staff at Emory in 2010 after working for three years as a graduate student fellow in the Beck Center for Electronic Texts. He earned his doctorate in American Studies from Emory's Institute for the Liberal Arts and his MLIS from the University of North Texas.

Brian Croxall

Digital Humanities Strategist and Lecturer of English, Emory University

Brian Croxall is Digital Humanities Strategist and Lecturer of English at Emory University. In the new Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), he helps carry out an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-sponsored grant. Along with developing and managing digital scholarship projects in collaboration with faculty, graduate students, librarians, and developers, he teaches courses on digital humanities, media studies, and American literature. He has co-edited an issue of Neo-Victorian Studies on steampunk, is co-editing a book on the same subject, is a cluster editor at #alt-academy, and is a writer for the group blog ProfHacker.