Computational Humanities Lab

Summer 2013 Hackathon Institute

Look, Listen, Read, Play

Through a week-long summer course introducing computational techniques and coding from the sciences, and infused with a strong humanities perspective, WID and the Center for the Humanities invite you to join us as we look, listen, read and play to uncover unexpected connections and intriguing patterns in visual art, music, literature and historical works.

The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and enrich discussions about new forms of creative composition by subjecting great works and ideas to collaborative hacking. We promote collisions between the powerful energy of software creation and the analytical depth of the humanities.

Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create.

When: July 15-19, 2013

Where: The Discovery building (map) and the Center for Games+Learning+Society (map)

How: Application submission is now closed.
Note: Space is limited; priority is given to individuals affiliated with UW.

Stay Connected: Follow the conversation and share resources with fellow hackers with the Twitter hashtag #HumanitiesHack.

Visit the Hackathon Pages at the WID

Read about last year's Summer Hackathon Institute here.

Program Schedule

* Monday, July 15

Discovery Building, 3rd floor teaching lab

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Introduction to Hackathon (Sara Guyer, David Krakauer)
9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Image Lab (Lynda Barry)
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. R Instruction: introduction to R
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. R Instruction: further introduction to R and Look: Art
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Reception* and Panel (Moderator: Sara Guyer; Panelists: Matthew Berland, Mattie Burkert, Peter Gorman and Mark Vareschi)
*Cash bar available and light snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, July 16

Discovery Building, 3rd floor teaching lab

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. R Instruction: Listen: Music
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hack and discussions

Wednesday, July 17

Discovery Building, 3rd floor teaching lab
10:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m. R Instruction: Read: Text
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Roundtable (Jon McKenzie)
1:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Hack and discussion

Thursday, July 18

Center for Games+Learning+Society, 2nd floor (enter on west side of the building)

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. GLS: Play: Gaming
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Gamification hack and discussions

Friday, July 19

Discovery Building, 2nd floor, Researchers' Link (check in at the Welcome Desk)

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Final hack
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Invitation to Discovery Lunch in the Link ($8/person; registration required)
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prep for presentations
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Presentations and discussion

*Schedule subject to change.

Accessing the Discovery building for WID events

Questions? Email WID Events for further information.