Watch the keynote lectures from the conference at http://lecb.physics.lsa.umich.edu/CWIS/SPT--BrowseResources.php?ParentId=660.
The Institute for the Humanities hosted the 2011 HASTAC V conference on December 1-3 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
This year’s theme, digital scholarly communication, focused on the promise and challenge of new forms of academic publication and dissemination.
The conference featured many international initiatives such as the Law in Slavery and Freedom project. It also explored issues of cultural change among digital natives and digital immigrants, innovation in graduate education, and pressing questions surrounding notions of access, circulation, and representation--examining many of the broadest and most urgent issues affecting scholarly communication and its moral, social, legal, conceptual, and international scope.
Paul Kaiser and The OpenEnded Group's residency with the U-M Institute for the Humanities was also part of the conference and encompassed two installations. The 3D video installation plant, new work exploring the abandoned Packard plant in Detroit, premiered in the Duderstadt Center Gallery. Loops, a 3D representation of Merce Cunningham's solo dance for his hands, opened in the Institute for the Humanities gallery.