• Individual consultations for researchers looking to start or further develop a project
  • Collaboration across campus, in the community, statewide and nationally
  • Public programs that highlight the work of researchers, as well as issues and developments in contemporary digital practice
  • Training through workshops and classroom visits
  • Support for public programs
    (e.g. sponsorship for  visiting researchers, presentations, etc.)
  • Public information and public relations support

  • notice on website redesign 9/23/2014

    The Studio is delighted to launch the beta version of our newly redesigned website. We hope you’ll find it informative and easy to navigate. We welcome your feedback – comments, glitch reports, suggestions and questions. Thanks!

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    Research Questions in
    the Humanities

    • Are comparative research methodologies adequate to accommodate the sheer volume of information available to contemporary humanities researchers?
    • How can quantitative empirical data be used to formulate a qualitative analysis of cultural datasets?
    • Are analytical philosophical methods relevant to new modes of understanding?
    • How can we reframe contemporary issues in an artistic light to gain more meaningful insight?
    • What effects come from an artist labeling/defining their artistic work?
    • What are strategies involved when inducing empathy through art?
    • How is technology both expanding and limiting human interaction?
    • What are the impact of specific technologies on culture and behavior?
    • What trends can we identify in historical manuscripts using technology?
    • Is the idea of permanence in art obsolete in the digital age?
    • How relevant are traditional ideas of craft and materiality to a digital art practice?
    • The primary medium of digital art is computer code. Can truly original digital art be made by an artist who do not know code?
    • Who owns public art?
    • Is the accuracy of the assessment of a piece of art based on what the artist intends or what the audience experiences?
    • Is public art important because it enhances a location or because it questions it?
    • How can we construct complex, multi-faceted perspectives on contemporary issues through engaging contributors of diverse backgrounds and experiences?
    • What resources and knowledge exist in communities outside of the academy that can inform our understanding of history?
    • What does it mean to publish?
    • How does the digital component of public art contribute to access and interpretation of the work?
    • What kind of technological tools can be developed to best facilitate interactive public art?
    • Are mobile games more effective than data-entry apps in encouraging individuals to add their knowledge to a public history archive?
    • What different modes of interactive data visualization of a text corpus will engage different audiences who vary in expertise and interest?
    • STUDIO TALKS Future Learning with Juan Pablo Hourcade and Deborah Linebarger

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      Studio Talks will make their return on Thursday, October 2nd! Join us at a new time and in a new place, from 4:30-5:30pm in N150 Lindquist.

      We kick off the new Studio Talks with “Future Learning,” co-sponsored by the Informatics Institute. Juan Pablo Hourcade (Computer Science) studies Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults. Deborah Linebarger (Education) studies the interface between children’s cognitive development and educational media particularly with children and families from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Together with the audience, they will explore questions about the direction in which learning is heading as we uncover new ways of designing, analyzing, and utilizing technology. All students, faculty, and staff and invited to join in on this public dialogue, and stick around for a reception to follow!

      For those who can’t make it, be sure to follow @TheStudio_UI on Twitter and watch the conversation at #studiotalks. We’ll be sharing updates and photos, and the event will be filmed by UI Student Video Productions.

    • DH@IA Keeping Up with UI Research
      dh@IA IconIt’s that time of year again – the time when we are updating the Studio’s directory of campus DH projects!

      (“DH at Iowa”) showcases research projects in the public digital humanities at the University of Iowa.  Topic categories, project status, and connections to the researchers working on projects allow people to see who is doing what and how they can get involved in the Iowa DH community.

      We aspire to give a current and comprehensive view of the DH landscape here on campus, so if you are working on a digital humanities project that is not listed on dh@IA or see some information that is out of date, let us know!

    • STUDENT RESEARCH Honors Rhetoric Presentations

      ideal logoOn October 8th, from 12:40-2:20pm, students from Honors Rhetoric will present their Archives Alive! projects in the Library Learning Commons, Open Area D. Come support their work and learn more about Archives Alive! and the exciting digital humanities teaching and learning that happens through the IDEAL (Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning) program.