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Featured News 

Bill Hart-Davidson (@billhd) Hutton Lecture Series

On September 15th Bill Hart-Davidson was invited to speak as a part of the Hutton Lecture Series at Purdue University. In his talk titled "Rhetoric (and Writing) in the Age of Robots," Bill discussed the importance of teaching robots the value of rhetoric featuring reference to his work on the Hedge-O-Matic. For more on his lecture, visit the #Hutton16 hashtag on twitter.

Photos courtesy of John Sherril's Twitter account @jtsherri

Upcoming at WIDE

Media Arts Collaborative Kickoff and Reception at the Lansing Brewing Company, Lansing, MI.

Featuring: Dr. Dawn Opel 

Date: 22 September 2016

The program starts at 5:30 p.m. with a series of lightning talks from faculty in the MSU College of Arts & Letters, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and College of Music. These three minute presentations will offer insight into what is driving and animating their current work.

Kristen Mapes at Fordham University

Date: 22 September 2016

Where: Fordham University, Bronx, NY

The first in a series of Digital Humanities workshops at Fordham, Kristin Mapes has been invited to give a workshop titled "Digital Humanities: What it is and How to get Started" where she will be introducing and defining the Digital Humanities for attendees, including some work with digital tools to get scholars and teachers thinking about what DH can offer them.

WIDE at SIGDOC '16

Date: 23-24 September 2016

Where: Silver Spring, Maryland

WIDE will be well represented at SIGDOC this year featuring workshops, presentations and posters from Liza Potts, Heather Turner, Minh-Tam Nguyen, Lauren Brentnell, Bill Hart-Davidson, Kristen Mapes, Ben Lauren, Dawn Opel, and Howard Fooksman. The program is available here for more information. 

WIDE at Cultural Rhetorics Conference

Date: 30 September 2016 - 2 October 2016

Where: East Lansing, Michigan

At Cultural Rhetorics this year, WIDE will be featuring roundtables, media installations, and presentations from Heather Turner, Lauren Brentnell, Dawn Opel, Liza Potts, Beth Keller, Brooke Chambers, Donnie Sackey, Cindy Tekobbe, Ben Lauren, and Phil Bratta. The program is available here for more information. 

WIDE at Thomas R. Watson Conference

Date: 20-22 October 2016

Where: University of Louisville

Several WIDE members will be presenting at Watson this year, including Lauren Brentnell, Casey McArdle, Laura Gonzales, and Kate Fedewa.

Kristen Mapes at Museum Computing Network Conference

Date: 3 November 2016

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Kristen will be discussing the role that Museum Studies can play in conjunction with the DH Minor at MSU, including the Museum experiences that her students gained through the Technology, Humanities, and the Arts in London study abroad program that ran in summer 2016.

Get Involved with WIDE


 Weekly meetings every Tuesday at 9:00am in Bessey 301.

Please direct questions and inquiries to our Research Assistants: 

Lauren Brentnell (brentnel@msu.edu)

Victor Del Hierro (delhierr@msu.edu)

WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) is a research Center in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University.