UI launches lunchtime lecture series on digital humanities Nov. 1

UI launches lunchtime lecture series on digital humanities Nov. 1

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Digital technology has enabled us to become content creators rather than consumers. The ramifications of this are explored in the first of a free series of open and informal lunchtime talks.

Kyle Moody, a doctoral candidate in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will present his research into how media audiences are involved in creating and distributing new media content from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in Room 3052 in the UI Main Library.

“Once limited to receiving content, today we are all ‘interactors,’" Moody says. "We participate by creating and shaping popular media. What are businesses, media organizations, the academy, and the public doing to adapt to these changes?”

This lecture is part of the PDH4L (Public Digital Humanities for Lunch) series sponsored by the UIDigital Studio for Public Humanities. All lectures are free and open to all interested individuals. Lunch is not provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own.

PDH4L talks throughout the coming year will focus on the nature and role of public digital humanities in contemporary culture. Over the course of this series audiences will interact with prominent digital public humanities researchers to gain understanding and shape the discussion of this rapidly rising field of study.

Moody’s research involves digital media, multimedia production, online communities, cultural industries, ethnography, and content creation. His new course, “Specialized Reporting and Writing: Video Games and Communication,” focuses on the journalistic aspects of gaming and the game industry. The course offers students the opportunity to publish their content for public audiences via collaboration with the leading video game publication IGN.

For more information or special accommodations to attend any of these talks, contact Mark NeuCollins with the UI Digital Studio for Public Humanities at 319-560-9360.

Contacts

Mark NeuCollins, Digital Studio for Public Humanities, 319-560-9360
Kyle Moody, Journalism and Mass Communication, 319-335-3441

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