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Digital Literacy

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As discussed in a previous article, Digital Literacies is one of the nine themes of Engaged Digital Citizenship. I wrote only briefly about it though, as it is a complex theme in itself and it warranted having its own article. Of all the nine themes of Engaged Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy has the most meaning and potential to facilitate knowledge, ideas and communication in community based digital projects. In order to be able to research the benefits and obstacles within digital community-based projects, it is essential to understand what Digital Literacy means: with regard to the practical, pedagogical and lifelong learning. In this article I will discuss why we need to know about digital literacies.

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Digitalis 2.0

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Digitalis 2.0 is a 2 day conference taking place on Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, 2016. Myself, along with other MA Digital Cultures, MA Digital Humanities and PHD students, will be presenting series of talks on our interests and research. It takes place at the Active Learning Space, Food and Technology Building, UCC from 10am-3pm.

As part of course, we get to stage this 2 day conference. It is a great experience to organise the conference, build on your strengths, depending on what role you play in the organization, and most of all to get to spend 2 ys with your fellow students, hearing all about their interests.

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Video Essay

The second part of the Editing Skills module (read about part 1 here)

MADC Visual Essay from stitchlily on Vimeo.

In my video essay, I am exploring my role as I unconsciously edit in my arts practice, and edit my community practise. I am very interested in the process, the difference between arts practice, and other work. The experience of editing a Wikipedia page, has made me not just appreciate but be excited by the concept of open participatory projects.

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Review: A Note on the Current State of Humanities Scholarship

Thoughts on Jerome McGann’s “A Note on the Current State of Humanities Scholarship”*

I found his article positive on the whole, exciting even. His thoughts on collaboration, interdisciplinary work, the uniqueness of the situation that Humanities now finds itself in. His discussion on the academic side, of its recognition by universities, the current graduate system, and also funding initiatives, seem to be the major fence digital humanities must climb.

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