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Methods and Models for Building Capacity in Digital Cultural Heritage

Methods and Models for Building Capacity in Digital Cultural Heritage

Talk I gave at Umea University (hosted by HUMLab)

ABSTRACT:

As with many other domains, cultural heritage is entering a new age in which information, computing, and communication technology is having an unavoidable impact on research, teaching, outreaching, and all aspects of scholarly communication. Increasingly, cultural heritage scholars and professionals who have not traditionally characterized themselves as being particularly digitally inclined are being asked to engage with issues, methods, models, and practices that are uniquely digital in nature. Unfortunately, while the need for innovative digital praxis exists, we are only starting to establish methods and models to build vital digital capacity among undergraduates, graduate students, and existing professionals and scholars.

It is within this context that this talk will introduce and explore Michigan State University’s Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative (chi.anthropology.msu.edu). Hosted by the Department of Anthropology (anthropology.msu.edu) in partnership MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & social Sciences (matrix.msu.edu), the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative is a platform for interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration in the domain of digital cultural heritage. Most importantly, especially within the context of this talk, the initiative strives to equip students and professionals with the practical and analytical skills necessary to creatively apply information, communication, and computing technologies to cultural heritage materials and questions.

The ultimate goal of the talk is to suggest an applicable model as well as a series of best practices for building capacity among students and professionals in the domain of digital cultural heritage. Special emphasis will be placed on the deeply collaborative, applied, and interdisciplinary nature of the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative. The talk will also situate the CHI Initiative within the broader ecosystem of teaching and training initiatives in the digital humanities and cultural heritage.

Ethan Watrall

October 24, 2013
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  1. DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE
    Dr. Ethan Watrall
    Department of Anthropology
    MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences
    Michigan State University
    @captain_primate
    METHODS & MODELS FOR BUILDING CAPACITY IN

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  2. MY NAME IS ETHAN, AND I’M A
    ARCHAEOLOGIST
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  3. MY NAME IS ETHAN, AND I’M A
    DIGITAL
    ARCHAEOLOGIST
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  4. anthropology.msu.edu | @MSUAnthropology
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  5. msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  6. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu
    @captain_primate

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  7. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu
    @captain_primate

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  8. matrix.msu.edu | @matrix_msu
    @captain_primate

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  9. quiltindex.org
    @captain_primate

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  10. slavebiographies.org
    @captain_primate

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  11. kora.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  12. WHAT DOES ETHAN CARE ABOUT?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  13. BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY
    PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
    PRESERVATION & ACCESS
    WHAT DOES ETHAN CARE ABOUT?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  14. BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY
    PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
    PRESERVATION & ACCESS
    WHAT DOES ETHAN CARE ABOUT?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  15. @captain_primate | #HUMLab archive.cyark.org/establishing-cyark-africa-blog
    “DIGITAL” IS HAVING AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON
    CULTURAL HERITAGE

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  16. @captain_primate | #HUMLab
    RESEARCH
    PUBLICATION
    TEACHING
    PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
    COMMUNICATION
    PRESERVATION
    MANAGEMENT
    IN CULTURAL HERITAGE
    DIGITAL IS CHANGING:

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  17. @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  18. @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  19.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY
    COLLABORATION
     BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG
    CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDENTS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  20. MSU
    ANTHROPOLOGY
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/about
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  21. MSU
    ANTHROPOLOGY
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY The Graduate School
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY College of Social Sciences
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Department of History
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Writing, Rhetoric, & American Culture
    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY University Outreach & Engagement
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/about
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  22. BIOINFORMATICS
    ECOINFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS BUSINESS INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    CHEMICAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    MUSIC INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    COMMUNITY INFORMATICS
    IN
    EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS INFORMA
    SOCIAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    LEGAL INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    FORREST INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    HYDROINFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    HEALTH INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    ICS INFO
    IN
    TICS INFORMATI
    RMATICS INFORMAT
    INFORMATICS
    CS INFORMATICS
    ATICS INFORMATICS
    RMATICS INFORMATI
    INFORMATICSINF
    ICS IN
    MATICS INFORMATI
    MATICS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  23. BIOINFORMATICS
    ECOINFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS BUSINESS INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    CHEMICAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    MUSIC INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    COMMUNITY INFORMATICS
    IN
    EVOLUTIONARY INFORMATICS INFORMA
    SOCIAL INFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    LEGAL INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    FORREST INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    HYDROINFORMATICS INFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    HEALTH INFORMATICSINFORMATICS
    INFORMATICS
    ICS INFO
    IN
    TICS INFORMATI
    RMATICS INFORMAT
    INFORMATICS
    CS INFORMATICS
    ATICS INFORMATICS
    RMATICS INFORMATI
    INFORMATICSINF
    ICS IN
    MATICS INFORMATI
    MATICS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  24. “the creative application of
    information, communication,
    and computing technologies
    to .”
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  25. “the creative application of
    information, communication,
    and computing technologies
    to .”
    cultural heritage
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  26. WHYCHI?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  27. WHYCHI?
    WHY NOT DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  28. CULTURAL HERITAGE?
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  29. The physical objects or intangible attributes of a
    group or society inherited from past generations,
    maintained in the present, and bestowed for the
    benefit of future generations
    CULTURAL HERITAGE
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  30. CHI DH
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  31.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY
    COLLABORATION
     BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG
    CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDENTS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  32.  INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY
    COLLABORATION
     BUILDING DIGITAL CAPACITY AMONG
    CULTURAL HERITAGE STUDENTS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  33. GRAD FELLOWS
    CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships

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  34. CHI GRADUATE FELLOWS
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  35. WHAT WE DO?
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  36. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  37. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  38. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  39. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  40. PEER TUTORIALS
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  41. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/blog
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  42. TALUS (talus.matrix.msu.edu)
    Mobile web application. Resource for forensic anthropologists, bioarchaeologists, and
    paleoanthropologists. Variety of methods to assess sex, age, stature, & ancestry
    MISSISSIPPIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGITAL REPOSITORY
    Scholarly digital repository designed to preserve & provide access to Mississippian
    archaeological data
    CONSTRUCTING THE CIUDAD DEPORTIVA (futbol.matrix.msu.edu)
    Prototype digital dissertation chapter exploring social history of Ciudad Deportiva, a stadium
    complex and amusement park built by the Argentine soccer club Boca Júniors Fútbol Club
    SETTLER COLONIALISM UNCOVERED (settlercolonialism.matrix.msu.edu)
    Explores where, how, and why settler colonies developed - focuses on regional geography,
    demographic changes over time, and how changes were experienced by local populations
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/projects
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  43. CHALLENGES
    CHI GRAD FELLOWSHIP
    DISAPPROVAL FROM ADVISORS

     SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO BALANCE TIME COMMITMENT (EXTRA CURRICULAR)
    WAY OF OF COMFORT ZONE FOR SOME FELLOWS

    NOT NEARLY ENOUGH $$$ FOR FELLOWS

    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fellowships
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  44. FIELDSCHOOL
    CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS
    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  45. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool
    ARCHAEOLOGICAL
    FIELDSCHOOL
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  46. WEB VISUALIZATION
    2013 THEME
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool
    MOBILE & LOCATIVE
    2011 THEME

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  47. WEB VISUALIZATION
    2013 THEME
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/
    MOBILE & LOCATIVE
    2011 THEME

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  48. VISUALIZING DATA
    VISUALIZING SPACE (GEOSPATIAL)
    VISUALIZING TIME (TIMELINES &
    CHRONOLOGIES)
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  49. FIELDSCHOOL
    2013: CHI
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

     PROJECT DESIGN
    PROMOTION, ENGAGEMENT, & SUSTAINABILITY

    BUILDING WEB-BASED VISUALIZATIONS (HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT)

    LANDSCAPE OF DIGITAL CULTURAL HERITAGE (AND WEB VISUALIZATION)

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  50. WHAT WE DO
    CHI FIELDSCHOOL
    LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP & LAUNCH AT END OF
    FIELDSCHOOL)

     SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS
    LECTURES

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  51. WHAT WE DO
    CHI FIELDSCHOOL
    LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP & LAUNCH AT END OF
    FIELDSCHOOL)

     SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS
    LECTURES

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  52. chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  53. WHAT WE DO
    CHI FIELDSCHOOL
    LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP & LAUNCH AT END OF
    FIELDSCHOOL)

     SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS
    LECTURES

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  54. screenshot from mini project
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  55. @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  56. WHAT WE DO
    CHI FIELDSCHOOL
    LARGE FINAL PROJECT (DESIGN, DEVELOP & LAUNCH AT END OF
    FIELDSCHOOL)

     SMALL CONCEPTUAL OR TECHNICAL PROJECTS
    LECTURES

    @captain_primate | #HUMLab anthropology.msu.edu/2013chifieldschool/

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  57. msu.seum
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  58. PROJECT GOALS
    MSU.SEUM
     EXPOSE AND EXPLORE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THAT HERITAGE WAS
    UNCOVERED (QUITE LITERALLY, IN SOME CASES)
    CREATE A MOBILE EXPERIENCE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH
    THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  59. PROJECT GOALS
    MSU.SEUM
     EXPOSE AND EXPLORE THE PROCESS BY WHICH THAT HERITAGE WAS
    UNCOVERED (QUITE LITERALLY, IN SOME CASES)
    CREATE A MOBILE EXPERIENCE THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO ENGAGE WITH
    THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  60. CAMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY FIELDSCHOOL
    campusarch.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  61. CAMPUS AS MUSEUM
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  62. CAMPUS EXHIBITS
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  63. CHRONOLOGY OF
    DEVELOPMENT
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  64. EXHIBIT CONTEXT
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  65. EXHIBIT LOCATIONS
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  66. LOCATION INFO
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  67. DIGGING DEEPER
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  68. VERSION 1
    2011 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool, 7
    students; 2 weeks. jQuery Mobile + HTML +
    CSS + Phonegap
    VERSION 2
    (re) built (native iOS) by MATRIX in collaboration
    with Campus Archaeology Program
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  69. VERSION 1
    2011 Cultural Heritage Informatics Fieldschool, 7
    students; 2 weeks. jQuery Mobile + HTML +
    CSS + Phonegap
    VERSION 2
    (re) built (native iOS) by MATRIX in collaboration
    with Campus Archaeology Program
    msu.seum.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  70. DETROITDIGITAL
    detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  71. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  72. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/looking/architecture
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  73. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/listening/baseball
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  74. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/listening/popularculture/
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  75. detroitdigital.matrix.msu.edu/about
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  76. CHALLENGES
    CHI FIELDSCHOOL
    DIFFICULT FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

     LARGE TIME COMMITMENT FOR STUDENTS
    DIFFICULT FOR NON-STUDENT/PROFESSIONALS

    EXPENSIVE (OFTEN EXTREMELY SO)

    chi.anthropology.msu.edu/fieldschool
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  77. CULTURAL HERITAGE INFORMATICS INITIATIVE
    THE ETHOS OF THE
    (this is the real punchline here, folks)
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  78. @captain_primate | #HUMLab chi.anthropology.msu.edu

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  79. @captain_primate | #HUMLab
    OPEN

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  80. SILOS = BAD
    (a grain solo, just in case
    you didn’t know)
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  81. middlesavagery.wordpress.com
    quantserve.com.
    www.youtube.com
    youtube.com.
    maps.go
    vimeo.com.
    vimeocdn.com.
    www.google-analytics.com
    reddit.com.
    ocsp.thawte.com
    thawte.com.
    flickr.com.
    fonts.googleapis.com
    googleapis.com.
    themes.googleusercontent.com
    farm4.static.flickr.com
    ssoc-amazon.com
    assoc-amazon.com.
    ws.amazon.co.uk amazon.co.uk.
    images-amazon.com.
    zon.co.uk
    campusarch.msu.edu
    msu.edu.
    www.di
    diggirl.c
    blo
    4.bp.blogspot.com
    blogspot.com.
    photo.goodreads.com
    goodreads.com.
    ggpht.com.
    2ge1ffhdgsaom3padg8i2jd5pke1ajbt-a-fc-opensocial.googleuserco
    r1rk9np7bpcsfoeekl0khkd2juj27q3o-a-fc-opensocial.g
    www-fc-opensocial.googleusercontent.com
    archaeopop.blogspot.com
    jnasconeart.blogspot.com
    captureanimpression.blogspot.com
    iamyojan.wordpress.com
    adventureswithyandm.blogspot.com
    art-envelope.blogspot.com
    spaceship-envelope.blogspot.com
    photosbysusannunn.blogspot.com
    sdupreefamily.blogspot.com
    dauentina.blogspot.com
    victoriafine.blogspot.com
    dhiban.wordpress.com
    jnk-do.blogspot.com
    scottkennedyartist.blogspot.com
    sisujournal.blogspot.com
    th
    publishingarchaeology.blogspot.com
    3.bp.blogspot.com
    creativecommons.org
    creativecommons.org.
    bloggingpompeii.blogspot.com
    understandingsociety.blogspot.com
    wideurbanworld.blogspot.com
    blogs.plos.org
    plos.org.
    calixtlahuaca.blogspot.com
    www.psychologytoday.com
    psychologytoday.com.
    savageminds.org
    savageminds.org.
    saraperry.wordpress.com
    googleadservices.com.
    pubads.g.doubleclick.net
    doubleclick.net.
    saraperry.files.wordpress.com
    whereinthehellami.wordpress.com
    whereinthehellami.files.wordpress.com
    passiminpassing.blogspot.com
    2.bp.blogspot.com
    matthewlaw.wordpress.com
    bonesandcupcakes.wordpress.com
    human-rights-archaeology.blogspot.com
    www.gravatar.com
    www.jasonquinlan.com
    jasonquinlan.com.
    www.tollanfilms.com
    tollanfilms.com.
    www.thamesdiscovery.org
    thamesdiscovery.org.
    electricarchaeologist.wordpress.com
    middlesavagery.files.wordpress.com
    platform.twitter.com
    static.technorati.com
    technorati.com.
    twitter-badges.s3.amazonaws.com
    web.prm.ox.ac.uk
    ox.ac.uk.
    botd2.wordpress.com
    safebrowsing.clients.google.c
    www.aptur
    api.tweetmeme.com
    tweetmeme.com.
    mediterraneanworld.wordpress.com
    mediterraneanworld.files.wordpress.com
    botd.wordpress.com
    w.sharethis.com
    sharethis.com.
    sharethis.com.
    sharethis.com.
    edge.sharethis.com
    seg.sharethis.com
    s.skimresources.com
    skimresources.com.
    r.skimresources.com
    INTERDISCIPLINARY & (INTER) CONNECTED
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  82. CULTURE OF SHARING
    @captain_primate | #HUMLab

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  83. FIN
    Dr. Ethan Watrall
    Department of Anthropology
    MATRIX: The Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences
    Michigan State University
    @captain_primate
    (QUESTION?)

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