We're back with our East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club. We had our first session of the year on January 17.
Students began working on audio mixes of a poem on Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden and an excerpt from Elizabeth Alexander's "The Venus Hottentot." For the first month or so, we're taking a look at audio recordings related to enslavement and struggles for freedom. We'll work to include use music and other sound recordings to enhance the recorded words.
Later in the semester, we'll share what we produce with various audiences. In the meantime, we'll work to sharpen our skills.
Week #1 reflection from Rae'Jean Spears:
Week 1 back with the students in the Digital Humanities club went well. At first glance, it seemed as if they were quite excited about returning back for the program and it's fulfilling to know that we have created an enjoyable space for them. Also, when it came to creating mixed audio files, they all seemed to be a bit more outspoken than last semester by offering suggestions for the future. After this week's session, I'm excited to continue this semester and watch how their creative geniuses continue to grow.
• The East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club Spring 2018