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Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities
February Offerings
2021

• most events are hosted on Zoom and are free and open to all registrants

• to participate please install the zoom.us.app

• also, check out the workshops hosted by the Ryerson University Collaboratory!


IDH@Ryerson

February 14 (Sunday)
5-8 pm EST

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day NDN Literati Massacre

IDH@CDH and Madame Juicy

Calling all kin! From Animal Crossing to Mario Kart, NDNs have been turning to video games to find kinship and closeness during the pandemic.

Description

Join IDH@CDH and Madame Juicy (https://twitter.com/MadameJuicyTTV)—award-winning artist and poet Arielle Twist (Disintegrate/Dissociate, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019) and OCAD graduate student studying trans horror and monsters—on Twitch and witness the joy that NDN gamers are finding together in virtual worlds. During a stream of the horror game Dead By Daylight, Miss Juicy will interview Indigenous literary figures about horror (who will play as “survivors”), while she plays as “the killer.” A limited number of spaces are available for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit gamers to play in teams mode with Arielle and the authors being interviewed. Please email Lindsay Nixon (lnixon@ryerson.ca) to schedule a playing time. Keep an eye on the Indigenous Digital Humanities Twitter (@idh_rucdh) for announcements of the surprise authors. Otherwise, tune in on Valentine’s day and see the Indigenous literati of Canada get absolutely slaughtered.

Channel link for the event: https://www.twitch.tv/madamejuicy


In Winter 2021, in place of the drop-in hours it holds at its space in Ryerson University Library, the Centre for Digital Humanities (CDH) will be holding weekly virtual drop-in sessions on Thursdays from 3-4 pm (usually on Zoom). These are intended as casual, fun events that bring together the DH community at Ryerson and beyond during COVID-19 restrictions.

Weekly Themes

Each week in a month will be dedicated to a specific theme. The first week, Stories in Play: Let’s Try, will consist of a led, shared exploration of a work of electronic literature (eLit) or a narrative-driven digital game. Week 2, DH Workbench, will be a led, shared exploration of a digital resource or tool for research and/or pedagogy. Week 3, DH@Ryerson Reads, will be an open discussion of a selected work of DH scholarship, read in advance of the drop-in. The fourth week, Procedural Creativity Workshop, will explore digital resources and platforms useful for creative activity.

Join us!

CDH Virtual

Drop-Ins

Thursdays, 3-4 pm

STORIES IN PLAY: LET’S TRY

Feb 4

Isolation and Sociality in Tacoma (Fullbright)

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason Boyd as he explores an evacuated space station and learns the fates of its crew.

Join here (no registration required):
https://www.twitch.tv/drjasonaboyd


DH WORKBENCH

Feb 11

Making visually-rich, interactive timelines with TimelineJS 

Host: Jason Boyd

Join Jason Boyd for a demonstration of TimelineJS, which uses Google Sheets and social media to create timelines you can publish on the web.


STUDY WEEK

Feb 18


PROCEDURAL CREATIVITY WORKSHOP

Feb 25

Creating Generative Hypertexts with Twine & Tracery

Host: Jason Boyd 

Join Jason Boyd as he demonstrates how to use Tracery with Twine 1 to create procedurally-generated texts.