Why “Digital Humanities”?
- This year’s Challenge is co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities Initiative. The mission of DHI is to think about how computation, digital technologies, and quantitative methods answer existing questions about art, history philosophy and culture, and in how they provoke new ones, and enable new forms of human expression. It is about sharing and dissemination of culture, and enhancing understanding across boundaries. It is also about fostering deep awareness of, and critical engagement with, the implications of the use of new technologies on our shared future.
What is the difference between Proposals and Submissions?
- The initial Proposal round is a first-pass idea. The proposal is relatively short and conceptual Our STEAM judges will review all the proposals and decide which ones will proceed to finalist status, to be developed over the course of the Spring semester. Those finalists will be advised on their projects as they develop by our team of mentors during office hours and group work sprints.
Who are the STEAM Challenge Organizers?
- Keith Whitfield, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Research Professor in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Center on Biobehavioral and Social Aspects of Health Disparities
- Victoria Szabo, Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative at FHI, Director of the Information Science + Studies Program, and Associate Research Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Who are the STEAM Challenge Mentors and Judges?
- Trudi Abel, Librarian, Rubenstein Library
- Kathie Amato, Senior Strategist for Education & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Tara Bansal, Student
- Eladio Bobadilla, Graduate Student, History Department
- Robert Calderbank, Director of the Information Initiative at Duke and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics
- Mark DeLong, Director of Research Computing
- Aaron Dinin, RocketBolt (tech startup)
- Michael Faber, Director of the Co-Lab, Office of Information Technology
- Joel Herndon, Director of Data and Visualization Services, Duke Libraries
- Patrick Herron, Senior Research Scientist, Information Science + Studies
- Kevin Hoch, Managing Director, Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
- Regis Kopper, Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Director, Duke DiVE
- Richard Lucic, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of the Practice, Computer Science
- Liz Milewicz, Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Duke Libraries
- Eric Monson, Data Visualization Analyst, Duke Libraries
- Bill Seaman, Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Co-Director, Emergence Lab
- Amanda Starling Gould, Graduate Student, Literature Program
- Angela Zoss, Data Visualization Coordinator, Duke Libraries
How can I find a project to work on?
- Build upon a project you have done in a class, FHI Lab, Bass Connections project or other area
- Explore past STEAM projects online
- Contact a STEAM mentor (above) and discuss your ideas
- Come to an information/meetup session and chat with peers
How can I find collaborators?
- Come to an information session/meetup and chat with peers -first sessions are Wednesday December 2 and Thursday, December 3, 2015 in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Room C104
- Join the Facebook Group and post a request for collaborators online
- Check out our Twitter and post your interest by tagging @dukeSTEAM
- Contact a Mentor (see above) and ask for recommendations