Invitation: Screening and Technology Demonstration (8/7, 10:30-11:30)

Please join us for a screening of our documentary “A Clear Channel” and a demonstration of our new digital humanities prototype Remixing Rural Texas, both of which were funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities.

Tuesday, August 7, from 10:30-11:30,
Innovations A
Sam Rayburn Student Center

Synopsis: A short documentary (A Clear Channel) about the complexity of communicating about race relations in America, drawing attention to this this issue as it played out in one local context (a rural university town) at a particularly complex time (after 1964, as the first African American students set foot on this campus that had been segregated since 1889). Narrative remixes collective memories of 1968 drawn from existing source
materials to explore attempts by local African American student activists in a newly desegregated university to communicate about race in ways that promote social justice during one of the most turbulant years in our nation’s history.

The project consists of two components: a short documentary, remixed almost entirely from existing archival materials, and a prototype (using a variation on the data-source annotation tool powered by Mozilla Popcorn) designed to foreground the original context of all audio, video, and image-based materials included in the remix, as well as permissions for all artifacts, relevant geographical and temporal context contexts, and additional contextual elements.

We hope you can join us!
The CLiC Team (Converging Literacies Center)