Prof. Lisa Trever and DH Interns Apply 3D Modeling and Photogrammetry to Art History

Ashley Jerbic, Isabella Warren, Lynn Cunningham, and Lisa Trever

On August 24th, the Visual Resources Center (VRC) hosted a workshop and several presentations on photogrammetric and 3D modeling tools and techniques. DH Fellow Lisa Trever, Assistant Professor in History of Art, presented her ongoing work on excavated murals at Pañamarca, Peru. This summer, she was joined by DH Interns Isabella Warren, a M.Arch student at the College of Environmental Design and Ashley Jerbic, a senior undergraduate in History of Art and Art Practice.

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DH at Berkeley Hosts Inaugural Summer Institute

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Digital Humanities at Berkeley hosted its inaugural Summer Institute (DHBSI) from August 17th - 21st. Instructors came from a variety of campus partner organizations, such as the D-Lab, the Library, and Research IT. The Summer Institute’s sixty students comprised undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff from departments and units such as Linguistics, Education, Art History, Music, Geography, History, the Library, and the Center for New Music & Audio Technologies.

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Apply to DH Projects in the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) by September 1st

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) program helps match UC Berkeley faculty, visiting lecturers, visiting scholars, and staff curators with undergraduate research assistants. In exchange for academic credit, apprentices can work with  URAP to develop and hone their skills with digital tools, databases, and archives. Projects do not require extensive knowledge of the subject matter, and students at all academic levels are encouraged to apply.

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Python in Service of the Beautiful and Weird: Kyle Booten Teaches "Poetry and Technology: A Digital Verse Lab"

Screenshot: "STATE OF nature," a digital poem, uses agnet-based modeling and natural language processing to tell the story of the eve or twiligh tof a civilization. According to the non-deterministic algorithms, people have children, steal, kill, create and use simple tools, give gifts, and invent religions. Virus-like, these beliefs mutate over time as the civilization grows and language spreads.

This summer, Kyle Booten, Ph.D. candidate in Education with a designated emphasis in New Media, explored the fundamentals of Python programming through digital poetry with his undergraduate students. Meeting for six short weeks at the Berkeley Center for New Media, “Poetry and Technology: A Digital Verse Lab” students worked together in groups to produce works of digital poetry.

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Professor Marti Hearst Presents Keynote on Education and NLP at Association for Computational Linguistics Conference

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Marti Hearst, Professor of Information and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, recently presented a keynote titled, “Can Natural Language Processing Become Natural Language Coaching?” at the annual meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics. Hosted in Beijing, this year’s conference attracted 950 attendees.

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Summer Dispatch: Yairamaren Román-Maldonado on Minimal Computing and the Digital Divide

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Yairamaren Román Maldonado, a graduate student in Spanish & Portuguese with a designated emphasis in New Media, attended the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria for the second year in a row, after taking “Electronic Literature in the Digital Humanities: Research and Practice” in 2014. This year, she attended two classes, “Digital Humanities with a Global Outlook” and “Advanced Criticism and Authoring of Electronic Literature”.

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