TEDxRoma video and interview

Posted by peterlunenfeld on March 20th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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The video of my talk at TEDxRoma, “The Care and Feeding of Hedgefoxes” is up. Wired Italia did a great interview a few days later.


Das dubitative Bild in Baden-Baden

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 8th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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 My phrase, the “dubitative image,” from “Art Post-History: Digital Photography & Electronic Semiotics,” inspired the title of “Das dubitative Bild,” Marc Junghans’ show of photographic work at Galerie Supper in Baden-Baden.


Understanding Media @ 50

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Editor Raiford Guines sent out the cover of the forthcoming issue of the journal of visual culture dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the publication of McLuhan’s Understanding Media. I’ve got a piece in the issue titled, “Fanfare for the Antifan,” and I’m looking forward to seeing the whole issue in April.


D_H review roundup

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Digital_Humanities has been widely covered by this point, most recently by the MLA’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the the International Journal of Communication, where she writes that the book “puts forward a crucial vision of what can develop when the best of the digital and the best of the humanities are brought together.” In Image(&)Narrative, Jan Baetens lauds it as “a landmark publication that may prove as significant and powerful as Jean-François Lyotard’s Postmodern Condition.” Dene Grigar offers “a simple directive” in Leonardo: “Everyone in the academy should read Digital_Humanities, no matter the academic discipline or position.” Others have weighed in at the LSE Review of Books, ACM’s Computing Reviews, and blog reviews by Guido KollerMichelle Moravec, and Greg Smith.


Italian Coverage of D_H

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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In anticipation of TEDxRoma, I’m posting Matteo Bitani’s translation of the DH 2.0 manifesto and reviews of the Digital_Humanities book in Italian Wired and the Corriere della Sera.


Making Meaning in Rome

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 6th, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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I’ll be in Rome on February 22nd for TEDxRoma talking about digital humanities and cultural heritage.


Uncanny Valley Video

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 2nd, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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The Uncanny Valley panel in Tokyo that UC Berkeley’s Ken Goldberg and others organized in tribute to Masahiro Mori has great video posted from the panel and after at the IEEE site. My presentation on the UV as meme can also be found on YouTube.

Pictured above are: Hiroshi Ishiguro, Minoru Asada, Marek Michalowski, Todd Murphey, Oussama Khatib, Elizabeth Jochum, Masahiro Mori, Ken Goldberg, Noriko Kageki, Peter Lunenfeld, Hirochika Inoue, and Masaki Fujihata.


Recess in Dwell

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 2nd, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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Recess, the DMA Undergraduate Show at the New Wight Gallery that closed last week got a great write-up in Dwell.


Secret War wins MEA Lee Award

Posted by peterlunenfeld on February 2nd, 2014 filed in Uncategorized
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I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya (as the Onion’s Jim Anchower used to say), but I thought I’d start with good news. The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading won the 2013 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture from the Media Ecology Association. The nomination states that the book encourages a “shift from consumption to production models of interaction with digital culture, outlining ways to achieve ‘mindful’ downloading and promoting … ‘meaningful’ uploading,” and is “not only the most important book of Lunenfeld’s career, it is a summation of what we could call the era of ‘full’ computing.” Previous winners of the Lee Award include New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and anthropologist Tom Boellstorff.


Digital Humanities @ Harvard

Posted by Peter Lunenfeld on February 4th, 2011 filed in Uncategorized
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On February 10th, 2011, I was on a panel the Humanities Center at Harvard hosted titled Digital Humanities 2.0: Emerging Paradigms in the Arts and Humanities in the Information Age. The other panelists include Anne Burdick, Todd Presner, Johanna Drucker and our host at Harvard Jeffrey Schnapp. A full video of the event is available.