One of the best panels I attended was on the role of collaboration in the Digital Humanities. I got to meet up with some friends from Prof Hacker and Twitter like Jason Jones and Bethany Nowviskie, who were both on the panel. I also caught up with other friends who I have known for some time as well.
My notes aren’t really detailed, I suppose, but here is what I wrote down during the panels:
- What does collaboration mean?
- Social media role
- Twitter is a crowd sourced search engine
- Institution based models of collaboration are 20th century
- Two point of views about collaboration
- Hybrid scholar: Interdisciplinary scholar who begins in English, but ends up in computer science
- Hybrid field: Experts in discipline come together (Example: An English professor and a java scriptor) to work on a project
- Hybirds don’t have fit in modern university
- Modern universities prioritizes those in ensconced fields
Bethany Nowviskie “Monopolies of Invention”
- Consider institutional status (staff, adjuncts, etc) “can’t afford to make trouble”
- Digital Humanities can fix intellectual property problems
- UVA must tell patent office about new patentable DH