Transcriptions presents the 5th Annual Research Slam

Transcriptions presents the 5th Annual Research Slam

Friday, May 25, 2012 | 1 pm – 5:00 pm | University of California, Santa Barbara Department of English South Hall 2509

slam-poster-2012-791x1024The English Department’s Transcriptions Center presents the 5th Annual Research Slam.


1:00-2:15pm – Intro + Session 1

Lindsay Thomas – Demonstration of Research-oriented Social Environment project with data generated from Research Slam participants

Mary Jane Davis – “Deform[ing]: Animation and the Poetics of Process in “Wordsworth’s Old Man Traveling”

Zach Horton – “Diagramming the Diagram: Virtuality, Finance, and Scalar Subjectivity”

Michael Hetrick – “Symmetric Polygon Creator, and iPad app”

Nissa Cannon – “The Map of the Locust: Visualizing Nathanael West’s Hollywood”

Alison Reed – “The Race-Conscious Queer: Social Justice Performance Pedagogy”

Claire Ihlendorf – “Visualizing Character Relations in Agustín’s La tumba”

Meaghan Skahan – “Excel Deformances of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King”

2:15-2:30pm – BREAK

2:30pm-3:45pm – Session 2

Thomas Doran – “The Interspecies Arcade”

Adam Sulzdorf Liszkiewicz – PC Games: “The Hold” and “Bullet Hell” and Android touch screen game “Stax”

Lisa Swanstrom – “Greening the Game: Conservation, Community, Online Play”

Anne Cong-Huyen – “Burj Refracted: Reimagining Labor and Consumption in Dubai”

Steve Pokornowski – “An N-Gramological Exploration of Contagion and the Undead OR How we learned to start worrying and fear the bug, the bite, the body”

Dana Solomon – Demonstration of RoSE project

Amanda Phillips – “Making a Face: Gender, Race, and Avatar Technologies”

3:45-4:00pm – BREAK

4pm-5pm – Group Roundtable

One of the goals of UCSB’s Transcriptions Center is to investigate and highlight innovative ways of combining traditional humanities research with information media and technology. In this tradition, the Transcriptions Center is hosting the fifth annual Research Slam to showcase the unique work done by scholars interested in these intersections. The goal of the Research Slam is to combine the best features of traditional academic humanities venues like lectures and roundtables with the free-flowing and participatory focus of the poster session and poetry slam. The format includes a series of parallel presentations, followed by a plenary discussion at the end of the afternoon. A Research Slam is: • Non-linear intellectual encounters • Smaller, more personalized discussions, followed by a large group session • Multi-media, multi-modal, multi-temporal • Inclusive of faculty and students • Performative, interactive, playful • Burning man without the fire • A Poetry/Art slam without the judging • Interested in new paradigms of sharing scholarly work A Research Slam is not: • Hierarchically divided into presenters & audience • Rigidly structured • Quiet • Lecture-based • Traditional

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