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centerNet is an international network of digital humanities centers formed for cooperative and collaborative action to benefit digital humanities and allied fields in general, and centers as humanities cyberinfrastructure in particular. Anchored by its new publication DHCommons, centerNet enables individual DH Centers to network internationally — sharing and building on projects, tools, staff, and expertise. Through initiatives such as Day(s) of DH and Resources for Starting and Sustaining DH Centers, centerNet provides a virtual DH center for isolated DH projects and platform for educating the broader scholarly community about Digital Humanities.

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CFP: Calling for Proposals to Host Day of DH in 2017 and 2018

A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is an open community initiative sponsored by centerNet that each year brings together scholars interested in the digital humanities from around the world to document what they do on one day. The goal is to create a website that weaves together a picture of the participants’ activities on the day and which answers the question, ‘Just what do digital humanists really do?’ Participants document their day through photographs and text, all of which is published on a community online platform, forming a record of the day.

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Posted Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:21 by Linguistic Data...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 New Corpora Digital Archive of Southern Speech - NLP Version (DASS)    English Speed Networking Conversational Transcripts    GALE Phase 3 and 4 Chinese Broadcast News Parallel Text    IARPA Babel Cantonese Language Pack IARPA-babel101b-v0.4c Announcements  Fall 2016 Data Scholarship Program Applications are now being accepted through Thursday,...
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:02 by Scholar's Lab
I had the pleasure of spending a week with the folks in the Architecture School learning and playing with their Kuka robot (named Karl, http://www.robotsinarchitecture.org/). This was the first run of a hopefully recurring camp to introduce faculty and staff to the robot arm in the Fab-lab in the A-school. Most of the participants were A-school faculty, but there was also me from the Library,...
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:27 by Linguistic Data...
LDC conducted its fourth user survey in December 2015. This survey built on the previous surveys conducted in 2006, 2007 and 2012 to assess user sentiment and also asked for the evaluation of key LDC-related topics including: Opinions on the new website and usability of the Catalog Use and satisfaction with the enhanced user services and e-commerce system LDC’s Data Management Plan...
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016 - 09:25 by Linguistic Data...
Applications are now being accepted through Thursday, September 15, 2016 for the Fall 2016 LDC Data Scholarship program. The LDC Data Scholarship program provides university students with access to LDC data at no-cost. This program is open to students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate studies in an accredited college or university. LDC Data Scholarships are not restricted to...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:46 by MIT Center for ...
Many ideas and norms once considered unthinkable, like test tube babies and gay marriage, have now become everyday norms. It’s impossible to imagine life without them. For society to evolve, however, we must always be challenging our norms as well as the rules and laws that reflect them. Our institutions must lead in a way that harnesses this questioning into a driver for positive change. This...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:28 by MIT Center for ...
Liveblog by Alexis Hope, Sam Klein, Willow Brugh and myself Karrie has been a pioneering researcher on how technology shapes our lives. She is also an expert on algorithmic auditing, looking into ways that these technologies are shaping our social lives. As we think about the work Karrie has been doing to address the legal barriers to producing research — and the legal barriers to consuming...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:23 by MIT Center for ...
liveblog by Willow Brugh, Natalie Gyenes, and me Speaker: Liz George, MIT Alum Class of 2008 and MIT Hacker Liz starts by defining hacking as any good scientific endeavor begins. Hacking, (noun) A project without a constructive end An unusual and original solution to a problem An activity that tests the limits of skill, imagination, and wits. If you can build...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 17:05 by MIT Center for ...
Rites and Rights Saeed A. Khan, Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern History, Politics, and Culture, Wayne State University Alaa Murabit, Founder of The Voice of Libyan Women, UN SDG Global Advocate & High-Level Commissioner With a US presidential candidate proposing a ban on Muslims entering the US, Islam has become a popular "foreign" target for demagogues and fearmongers. At the same...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 16:35 by MIT Center for ...
liveblog by Alexis, Sam Klein, Natalie, and myself Ethan Zuckerman, Director, MIT Center for Civic Media moderates. Conducting research on adults who have sex with children is virtually impossible due to ethical and legal restrictions. The advancement of technologies like robots and virtual reality has opened the door to exploring questions that were previously not possible. But...
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:31 by MIT Center for ...
Live blog by Sam Klein, Natalie, and myself. Genetics How do you innovate in a field of massive potential and risk? When it comes to genetically engineering living things, most of the technology being developed happens behind closed doors. How do we change the perception of science and genetic engineering with an emphasis on openness for the sake of safety, ethics, and cautionary vigilance...

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