Event date
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Event time
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Event type
Event location
Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor

The Digital Humanities Faire is a time for the vibrant, interdisciplinary DH community at Berkeley to gather, share our work, and learn from each other.  Join us after the talk at the DH poster session and reception in Morrison Library. Learn more about other DH Faire events.

DH Fellows Lisa Wymore, Rita Lucarelli, and Alex Saum-Pascual
Facilitator: Nicholas de Monchaux


Lisa Wymore

Professor Wymore started a multi-disciplinary project called The Resonance Project in 2005, which has evolved into the Z-Lab UC Berkeley – a site for interactive real time collaboration. This project involves choreographers, computer engineers, and visual/sound artists who are investigating presence/co-presence and corporeal and code interactivity within live and media based performance. 

Other recent projects spear headed by Professor Wymore include: Parking Space, a site-specific community based dance performance which took place in a local parking lot in the city of Los Banos, California in June 2007. And more recently Professor Wymore was invited to participate in the Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute in New Orleans that had the theme of Soul Deep: Why are People Poor? Demystifying the Opportunity Gap in America.

Rita Lucarelli

Rita Lucarelli is Assistant Curator of Egyptology at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology of the University of California, Berkeley and Fellow of the Digital Humanities in Berkeley. She is presently working at a project aiming at realizing 3D models of ancient Egyptian coffins of the Hearst Museum; the magical spells decorating these objects are taken as case-study for investigating the materiality of the text in relation to ancient Egyptian funerary literature.

Rita Lucarelli is completing a monograph on demonology in ancient Egypt and she is one of the coordinators of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project.

Alex Saum-Pascual

Alex Saum-Pascual is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches Contemporary Spanish Literature and Culture (20th and 21st Centuries) and Electronic Literature (Digital Humanities). She is also part of the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media.

She is currently completing her first monograph, The Trace of the Digital: Post-Web Literature in Spain, an interdisciplinary study on the influence of electronic writing technologies on both printed and born-digital books. She analyzes a series of texts where the impact of writing software and the Web has not only left a traceable mark, but has been exploited poetically—although the visibility of this trace varies from work to work, sometimes manifesting itself as a purely graphical revelation, sometimes as a subtler structural principle. She calls this type of writing post-web literature and she understands it as a rejection to the contemporary Spanish canon. This is a reconceptualization of contemporary experimentalism that understands digital technologies as fundamental agents of change.