We’re delighted to announce that the June 2013 special issue of Literary and Linguistic Computing on “Digital Humanities 2011: Big Tent Digital Humanities” features two articles co-authored by our researchers:
Dustin Grue, Teresa M. Dobson, and Monica Brown. “Reading Practices and Digital Experiences: An Investigation into Secondary Students’ Reading Practices and XML-Markup Experiences of Fiction.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 28.2 (June 2013): 237-248. Print.
Monica Brown, Teresa M. Dobson, Dustin Grue, and Stan Ruecker. “Challenging New Views on Familiar Plotlines: A Discussion of the Use of XML in the Development of a Scholarly Tool for Literary Pedagogy.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 28.2 (June 2013):199-208. Print.
Teresa Dobson and Stan Ruecker attended the Interedition conference in the Hague, Netherlands (19-20 March 2012), to deliver a paper on behalf of the team: “Neither Bicycles nor Sheep: Crowdsourcing Semantic Encoding for Elements of Plot” (authors: Teresa M. Dobson, Stan Ruecker, Dustin Grue, Monica Brown).
Today Teresa Dobson, Stan Ruecker, and Piotr Michura visited the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, to give a talk about the PlotVis project: “‘Open the Door and Walk In’: Extending Approaches to Modeling Narrative Texts.” Our host here is Jan Rybicki, who is well known for his work in stylometrics.
Our latest PlotVis publication has just appeared in Visible Language and is available here. Our work is featured on the cover of the print version of the journal issue. The full citation is included below.
Dobson, T. M., Michura, P., Ruecker, S., Brown, M., & Rodriguez, O. (2011). Interactive visualizations of plot in fiction. Visible Language, 45, 166-185.
Project Leader, Teresa Dobson, visited the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, 16-20 October 2011, where she presented on the theory and design of PlotVis and met with potential collaborators.
Members of the PlotVis team presented the project at Digital Humanities 2011 (DH 2011), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 19-21 June 2011. For her paper in the PlotVis panel, Monica Brown, PhD Candidate in the UBC Department of English, won the Young Scholar Bursary Award.
Teresa Dobson and Stan Ruecker presented a paper on PlotVis at the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2011), Valencia, Spain, 7-9 March 2011.
Dobson, T.M. and Ruecker, S. (2011). Beyond the Cartesian Graph: 3D Visualization in Literary Classrooms. In The Proceedings of the International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2011), Valencia Spain, 7-9 March 2011. Abstract: http://library.iated.org/view/DOBSON2011BEY
Teresa Dobson and Monica Brown presented the PlotVis project at the International Systemic Functional Congress Pre-Congress Institute this week.
Dobson, T.M. and Brown, M. Possibilities for Text Visualization in Literary Education. 37th International Systemic Functional Congress Pre-Congress Institute, University of British Columbia, 12-16 July, 2010.
Omar Rodriguez completed the first version of PlotVis based on sketches by Piotr Michura of a Fibonacci sequence model. Shown below is a screen shot of the first iteration of PlotVis, built using the Unity game engine.
Teresa Dobson, Piotr Michura, and Stan Ruecker presented a paper, “Visualizing Plot in 3D,” at the International Conference on Digital Society, February 2010. The paper, which discusses the theoretical grounding for this project and shows some design sketches, is published here.