This semester’s course in Projects in Digital Archives, we will be working with Barbara Newman to create a digital archive of recorded interviews from members of the dance community. She is the author of Striking a Balance: Dancers Talk About Dancing and Grace Under Pressure: Passing Dance Through Time. We will also be continuing our work with the Lesbian Herstory Archives.
I am looking forward to this Spring’s course, Digital Libraries. It is considerably changed from the last time I taught it. One of the new aspects of digital libraries that we will be considering are the spatial dimensions, which has been prompted in large part by the growth of mobile technology that brings digital collections to physical space (e.g., using historical photograph collections in real space). Not unsurprisingly, the integration of informational and physical spaces is of interest to architects. To further explore this area, we will be collaborating with Prof. Carla Leitao course Architecture and Information Spaces, which she teaches in Pratt’s Graduate Architecture program. Together, we will be reading Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End, a work of science fiction that depicts the world is 2025. I am looking forward to this exploration.