Visiting Fellow: Stephen Ramsay Event Series

March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to March 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
Stephen Ramsay is Susan J. Rosowski Associate University Professor of English and a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he teaches both theater history and software design.  He is the author of Reading Machines (Illinois, 2011), and has written and lectured widely on subjects related to digital humanities, coding, and the design of software for humanities scholars.
You can download and view Ramsay's event calendar here or view his flyer here

Humanities Center Visiting Fellow: Stephen Ramsay (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) hosts a series of events. 

Schedule of Events

Film Screening: "Crippled Children's Clinic"
March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm

116 Frick Fine Arts Building 

This short, animated film consists of images, sounds, and motifs associated with Ramsay's collaborator, Brian Pytlik-Zillig's, experiences at a "Crippled Children's Clinic" in the 1970s. Both Ramsay and Pytlik-Zillig will be in attendance. Please join us for the premier of this film as well as a small wine-and-cheese reception.


Lecture: "The Art of Digital Humanities"
March 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, Humanities Center
Digital humanities is sometimes accused of being an attempt to "scientize" the humanities.  In this talk, Ramsay suggests another way to think about DH in terms of artistic practice -- an analogy that not only helps to theorize our endeavors more clearly, but which also provides different ways of thinking about teaching, research, and the troublesome matter of assigning credit to digital humanities work.  He will also describe the ways in which he discovered in his own work the seeds of an aesthetic -- one which eventually led me toward algorithmic art. The talk will focus, in this second half, on the "Crippled Children's Clinic" film being shown on Monday.
Advanced Workshop: Ruby/JavaScript in the Humanities
March 23, 2016 - 4:00pm

G-49 Hillman Library

This workshop will be for all those wishing to push their experience with JavaScript into new domains. Please bring your own laptop. A fluency with JavaScript will be assumed.


Colloquium: "The TOPLAP Manifesto: An Exegesis"
March 24, 2016 - 12:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning, Humanities Center
With responses by: Annette Vee (English) and Alison Langmead ( History Art and Architecture) 
Humanities Center Colloquium Events typically involve conversations around a pre-distributed piece of writing. You can download the piece of writing for this event here.
You can also watch a short film Ramsay created on the subject a few years ago here
Beginner's Workshop: Audio Synthesis
March 25, 2016 - 9:00am

435 Cathedral of Learning, Digital Media Lab

The workshop is open to all who wish to learn something of digital audio synthesis. It will assume absolutely no knowledge of music or the digital production of music. All are very welcome. Please bring a pair of headphones!


Informal Reception
March 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

The Porch at Schenley, 221 Schenley Drive

Join us for a casual reception and appetizers at The Porch to close out Steve Ramsay’s visit. All are welcome! ​