UC Arts Digital Lab
Join us for a short talk by mapmaker David Garcia (he/they), in which he shares parts of his PhD thesis on digital geography together with reflections about his cartographic practice and critique over the past decade. In particular, the mapmaker will focus on map elements we take for granted –… Read More »Digital Humanities Research Network: Obsessing with Cartography
This has been a busy year for the Arts Digital Lab, with five Arts Digital Seed Fund projects underway in semester two alone. In total we’ve had 19 students working in the lab this year, either as RAs or working on their own projects. In this rapid-fire series of five-minute… Read More »Arts Digital Lab Seminar: Student Reflections 2023
Sunday 15 October, 10 – 11 am As part of the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2023, join Our Stories Project for a guided audio walk of the central city, where you’ll hear stories from people who were in the city on 22 February 2011, when the 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck. There… Read More »Heritage Festival: Earthquake Stories Walk
You might notice things are looking a bit different around here. That’s because we’ve just launched an entirely new website for the UC Arts Digital Lab.
As well as giving our site a visual upgrade, we’ve rearranged some of the pages to hopefully make it easier for visitors to find out who we are and what we do, and for students to find out how to get involved in the Lab.
Find out how to avoid fake news and get the real deal before voting. Get up to speed with the latest developments in AI, social media and journalism with researchers from the University of Canterbury. Dr Zita Joyce (Head of Department of Media and Communication) and Professor Donald Matheson (Media… Read More »Election Special: Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous for Democracy?
Join us for a casual discussion of the paper On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜 Emily M. Bender, Timnit Gebru, Angelina McMillan-Major, and Shmargaret Shmitchell. 2021. On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜 In Proceedings of the… Read More »Digital Humanities Research Network: On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots
The Arts Digital Lab is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Faculty of Arts Digital Research Seed Fund. With support from the Faculty of Arts, we have been able to extend the funding to support a further two projects. The successful projects are: Congratulations to all of the… Read More »Faculty of Arts Digital Research Seed Fund 2023
At next week’s meetup, Karin Stahel and Kaspar Middendorf will be reporting back on a recent trip they took to the USA, where they visited three different Digital Humanities programmes, at CUNY’s Graduate Center, University of Connecticut’s Greenhouse Studios, and George Mason’s Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.… Read More »Digital Humanities Research Network: DH Labs in the USA
Computational approaches to language modeling and translation, an active area of research for more than 75 years, have hit the mainstream. Writers, teachers, and readers have been encountering writing evaluators in wide deployment since the late 1990s, machine translation made readily available since the mid-2000s, procedurally generated text adventures since… Read More »Arts Digital Lab Seminar: Language Models and Reading Across Stories