On June 22, 2015, I co-presented with Francesca Giannetti (Rutgers University) at the IAML/IMS Conference at Julliard in New York, New York. My presentation was part of a larger panel on Virtual Spaces and our talk was entitled: Digital Madeleines and Breadcrumbs: Discovering the Musical Past through Multimodal Analyses. The slides from our presentation are available below, followed by the transcript from my talk. Francesca’s remarks are available on her site.
Here is a version of my talk, which I presented at the Digital Frontiers 2014 conference at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas on September 18, 2014.
In the introduction to her book, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology and the Future of the Academy, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, writes, it is “important for us to consider the work that the book is and isn’t doing for us; the ways that it remains vibrant and vital; and the ways that it has become undead, haunting the living from beyond the grave.” What I think Fitzpatrick means by “undead,” is that although the scholarly monograph may not be as viable a format as it once was, it is still considered to be the gold standard in humanities scholarship, primarily when it relates to promotion, tenure, and peer review. At my current institution, I am not limited to publishing exclusively in print format or an individually authored monograph, therefore, I felt free to explore open modes of scholarly publishing and digital technologies, which could greatly enhance my research. (more…)