Transcriptions Research Slam
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|What is a Research Slam?
One of the goals of UCSB's Transcriptions Center is "to demonstrate a paradigm—at once theoretical, instructional, and technical—for integrating new information media and technology within the core work of a traditional humanities discipline." With this in mind, the center is hosting a Research Slam: an experimental research presentation model that seeks to highlight the unique work done by scholars of media and information technology.
While lectures, brown bag presentations, and research round tables can be informative and lively, the Research Slam is interested in taking the best components of these and combining them with the best qualities of a poster session and a poetry slam. We are seeking to provide a forum for the presentation of ideas that un-structures, and perhaps goes beyond, the traditional academic encounter. As such, the Research Slam will consist of three sequential media poster sessions, followed by a discussion session that brings the entire group together. Each poster session will include one highlighted presentation to be projected at the front of the room.
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Planning Committee: Kim Knight, Kris McAbee, and Julia Panko.
Transcriptions RAs: Mike Frangos and Chris J. Hagenah
Sponsors: The UCSB Transcriptions Center.
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