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openLab Recap

This past Wednesday, metaLab hosted its Spring openLab at the multi-tiered Arts@29 Garden space to demonstrate the progress and interconnection of projects underway by the core metaLab team, students, and affiliates The upcoming metaLABprojects publications were out for preview. Core provocations from one, The Library Beyond the Book, were remixed in a derivative playable card […]

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Anniversary Edition: metaLAB reflects, celebrates, and looks forward

Two-year Anniversary Gathering from metaLAB(at)Harvard on Vimeo. Two years ago, the Berkman Center’s John Palfrey moderated a presentation entitled “Digital Humanities 2.0,” in which a slew of leaders and innovators—Peter Lunenfeld, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner and metaLAB’s founding director, Jeffrey Schnapp—joined a conversation about emerging paradigms in the arts and humanities in the […]

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Opportunities and Challenges of Participatory Digital Archives

metaLAB/Zeega will be well represented this week at the Reischauer Institute’s conference on participatory archives. Jesse Shapins will be presenting the Japan Digital Archive project and Jeffrey Schnapp will speak more broadly about the animation of archives. OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF PARTICIPATORY DIGITAL ARCHIVES: Lessons from the March 11, 2011 Great Eastern Japan Disaster January […]

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Library Hacking with the DPLA: Megacollections, Visual Search, and the Ecology of Metadata

Last week, Matthew Battles and I joined a group of literary hackers, digital humanists, media designers, and veteran librarians at the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America) appfest on the sprawling top floor of Chattanooga’s brutalist-era public library. We wrangled with library metadata all day, seeking new modes of engagement with unwieldy media collections integrated […]

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openLAB_Summer

openLAB_Summer August 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for a night showcasing metaLAB’s summer projects and propositions, experiments and explorations. Featuring: + Digital Ecologies + Feral Copyright + Library Observatory + Paper Machines openLAB is a platform for experimentation and innovation. Migrating from site to site, ranging from local galleries to public spaces to Harvard […]

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Feral Copyright Roundtables!

This summer, metaLAB has started to explore what people talk about when they talk about copyright. Working with colleagues at the Berkman Center, we’re charting the vast territory between the law, the courts, and the challenges people face in the world when they decide how to make, share, and consume art and ideas online—and beyond. […]

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Beta Release of the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters: One Week

For over a year metaLAB and Zeega have been two of many partners in and outside of Japan working with Harvard’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) to build the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters. Other partners in this effort, each with their own complementary projects centered on the unprecedented cascade of disasters of March […]

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Getting practical about story and argument in multimedia

Sheltering from last Friday’s withering heat, a group of scholars, journalists, and technologists gathered in the conference room at the Berkman Center for a day of collaborative brainstorming and problem-solving around the work of telling stories and making rigorous, academically-persuasive arguments in multimedia. Rather than beginning with theory, the group focused its energies on a […]

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Summer moves

The summer is upon us and metaLAB is looking forward to a number of important initiatives that will be launched during its course. Several new collaborators will be joining the core team both for the long term and the short. We are planning a couple of open_lab events. Perhaps a hackathon like the networked thermal […]

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Competition Call for GSD students: Design the Turing Test

Coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of mathematician Alan Turing‘s birth, The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI) at Harvard University will be hosting an exhibition dedicated to his work. This exhibition will be open to the public through-out the Fall 2012 semester. As part of this show, the CHSI, in collaboration with metaLAB, are hosting a design […]

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