DHAnswers is an initiative of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker to create an open forum for asking and answering digital humanities-related questions. The ACH/ProfHacker collaboration is also building a community-based Q&A board, @DHAnswers, for digital humanities questions that need (just a little) more than 140 character answers!
Advanced Visualization Lab Open House April 30, 11 AM – 2 PM IU Technology Complex (located on the east side of campus at 10th and the bypass).
Come anytime between 11 AM and 2 PM to see the IQ-Wall, Science on a Sphere, Visualization & Collaboration Theater, and IQ-Tilt. AVL staff will be on-hand to highlight each of these state-of-the-art visualization systems, and to answer questions relating to how you might use them.
The 24-tile IQ-Wall (Cyberinfrastructure Building - CIB) The IQ-Wall will be showcasing a variety of images and applications appropriate for its ultra-high resolution canvas.
The recently installed Science on a Sphere (SOS) (Cyberinfrastructure Building - CIB) The SOS features an array of earth-centric data on its 68" diameter globe.
The Visualization & Collaboration Theater (VCT) (Innovation Center - IC) The VCT, we will highlight some scientific visualization efforts currently being conducted by AVL staff and their collaborators.
The very first IQ-Tilt to be deployed on the IUB campus. (Innovation Center - IC) The IQ-Tilt is a large multi-touch enabled display that allows users to explore multimedia galleries on their own and with other users.
If you are interested in attending, please check-in with the receptionist on the first floor of the CIB (2709 E. Tenth St., Bloomington). After exploring the CIB systems, AVL staff will direct you to the adjacent IC building to continue your tour. For more information, visit: http://rt.uits.iu.edu/visualization/avl/news.php.
Ten International Research Funders Announce Round Three of the Digging into Data Challenge
Deadline: May 15, 2013
This year ten international research funders representing Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, are jointly announcing their participation in round three of the Digging into Data Challenge, a grant competition designed to spur computationally intensive research in the humanities and social sciences.
The Digging into Data Challenge aims to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences. As the world becomes increasingly digital, new techniques will be needed to search, analyze, and understand these materials. Digging into Data challenges the research community to help create the new research infrastructure for 21st-century scholarship.
Applicants will form international teams from at least two of the participating countries. Winning teams will receive grants from two or more of the funding agencies and, two years later, will be invited to show off their work at a special conference sponsored by the ten funders.