Graduate Students Opening Doors to Digital Humanities

For the last four years, ASU has been opening its doors to the public and inviting them to come learn more about all of the innovative things going on at its different campuses through Night of the Open Door. This year, Night of the Open Door is taking place on the Tempe Campus Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Two PhD candidates in the Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics program in the Department of English will be showcasing their Digital Humanities work: Cristobal Martinez and Dawn Opel.

Cristobal Martinez will be presenting Radio Healer, a group of indigenous hacker-artists performing electro-acoustic music. Using this digital project as a lens, Martinez will lead discussions about the nature of technology and its impact on shaping our values through everyday experiences. His presentation will take place from 6:30pm-9:00pm in Durham Language and Literature 105.

Dawn Opel is asking participants in this event to join her in solving a mystery with Sherlock Holmes. After learning more about this iconic detective, Opel will begin a discussion on digital fan fiction surrounding Sherlock Holmes and how it can be used in the English classroom. Interested individuals will have two opportunities to participate in this experience: from 7:00pm to 8:00pm and then again from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in Durham Language and Literature 109.

Join us in supporting Dawn and Cristobal in these exciting efforts. The Nexus Lab is really excited to see Digital Humanities projects being showcased at this event, and we know that these projects will help to promote the power of transdisciplinary thinking!