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Second Semester

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publishing collectives
maps and unessays

Each publishing collective spent the semester working towards researching and crafting video essays that investigate significant topics within the digital humanities. Collectives explored the formation of digital identities and digital selves, activism in the digital age, the strategies (and hazards) exhibited by social media influencers, and the complications of crafting a persona for online dating. Each video essay displays formal, conceptual, theoretical, and aesthetic (frankly: very stylish) understandings as the author-directors critically analyze and engage with their subjects.
"Social Justice and Activism In The New Age"
"Credibility & Influencer Advertising"
"Identity Conceptualization in Online Dating"
"Identity in a Digital Landscape"
publishing collectives

The students in this year's ARTHUM2230G: Digital Literacies organized into publishing collectives to experiment with strategies used by digital publishers, blog networks, and digital media companies. Collectives collaboratively devised a unifying mandate and established a cohesive visual identity. Their published reflections made great use of the potentials of digital publishing (formatted text, embedded media, internal/external links) and explored different writing strategies. Blog entries cover topics relating to how we present and evolve our identities online, how we archive and engage with our own digital photographs, digital research and history (including forgotten or underrepresented histories), digital decolonization, as well as how web and software developers, artists, authors, activists and theorists engage our digital landscapes. These blogs pose humourous and critical questions of great social, political, economic and creative significance. The real-time shaping of our lives in the present COVID situation (both in digital space and away from keyboard, or AFK) also informs their essays.
Where we grow up is often key to our identity. As adults, we often think fondly of our childhood or adolescent neighborhood, reminiscing about spaces we played, met friends, or just got to be kids. As kids, we didn’t often think about how we navigated the spaces of our neighborhoods; we just did, sometimes jumping over fences, criss-crossing streets, or walking through neighbors back yards to get where we wanted to go. For this assignment the ARTHUM 2200E class created maps of locations that were significant to you as a child or an adolescent. That location could be your childhood neighborhood, your childhood house, your high school, your grandparents’ neighborhood, or any other location that was meaningful to you, real or fictional. The students also included written descriptions of the location, an explanation of why the location was (and is) meaningful to them, which are linked below.

The Publishing Collective Effect
Faces & Spaces
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The Publishing Collective Effect
Faces & Spaces
Professor Ruth Skinner
SASAH's 2019 Cohort
Seoyeon Bae's Map
video essays
video essays
Professor Miranda Green-Barteet
SASAH's 2019 Cohort
Allison Brealey's Map
Angelina Havaris' Map
Bridget Koza's Map
Tiffany Lin's Map
Rachael Jensen's Map
Ethan Martin's Map
Azadeh Odlin's Map
Kristyna Reedon's Map
Zoe Trottier's Map
Bridget Koza's Reflection
Angelina Havaris's Reflection
Allison Brealey's Reflection
Shai Butler's Reflection
Ethan Martin's Reflection
Azadeh Odlin's Reflection
Zoe Trottier's Reflection
Kristyna Reedon's Reflection
Rachael Jensen's Reflection
Tiffany Lin's Reflection
Sophie Wu's Reflection
Mia Fielding's Reflection
Joyce Leung's Reflection
Kirat Walia's Reflection
Bridget Leslie's Reflection
Celine Tsang's Reflection
Atlas Rose's Reflection
maps and reflections
Celine Tsang
Bridget Koza
Zoe Trottier
Bridget Leslie
Azadeh Odlin