Saturday, January 26, 2019

A Notebook on the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club



Since the fall of 2017, I've been coordinating an after-school digital humanities club for high school students from East St. Louis. We work on various activities associated with digital technologies, like graphic design and audio mixing. 

This program emerged from Digital East St. Louis, a collaborative project between SIUE's STEM Center and the IRIS Center. The project is supported by a National Science Foundation ITEST grant.



Fall 2019
• Week 9: December 10
• Week 8: November 19
• Week 7: November 5
• Week 6: October 29
• Week 5: October 22
• Week 4: October 8
• Week 3: October 1
• Week 2: September 24
Week 1: September 17

Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club: Weeks 1 - 9
East St. Louis postcard collages
High school students and collage work


Spring 2019
Activity Summaries:
• Week 10: April 30
• Week 9: April 23
• Week 8: April 9
• Week 7: April 2
• Week 6: March 19
• Week 5: March 6
• Week 4: February 27
• Week 3: February 20
• Week 2 : February 6
Week 1: January 23

Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club, Spring 2019

Briefs:
Congratulations to Jaylen, one of our lead DH club members
Building audio mixes with creative writers
Presentation on the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club
Additional audio mixes on East St. Louis creative compositions
Blending a common sentence by two readers
Remixing Dometi Pongo's Mental Slavery



Fall 2018
Activity Summaries:
• Week 9: December 11
• Week 8: November 27
• Week 7: November 13
• Week 6: November 6
• Week 5: October 30
• Week 4: October 16
• Week 3: October 3
• Week 2: September 26
Week 1: September 12

Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club, Fall 2018

Briefs:
Collegiate black men as guides on a Humanities/STEM project
Early remixes of Black Panther #1 covers
• Technology and abstract visual
• Remixing Amiri Baraka's "The Aesthetic," Part 1



Spring 2018
Activity Summaries:
• Week 13: April 25
• Week 12: April 18
• Week 11: April 11
Week 10: April 4
• Week 9: March 21
• Week 8: March 14
• Week 7: February 28
• Week 6: February 21
Week 5: February 14
Week 4: February 7
Week 3: January 31
Week 2: January 24
Week 1: January 17

Reflections by Rae'Jean Spears

Samples of work
Jay's and Louis's Black Panther Interpretations

Exhibit 
Silent listening session in East St. Louis

Observations
Black boys and audio production
Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club: Weeks 1 - 7
Digital Humanities, side-by-side learning environments for black boys




Fall 2017
Activity Summaries:
Week 12: December 6
Week 11: November 29
Week 10: November 15
Week 9: November 8
Week 8: November 1
Week 7: October 25
Week 6: October 18
Week 5: October 11
Week 4: October 4
Week 3: September 27
Week 2: September 20
Week 1: September 13

Preparation weeks

Weekly reflections by Rae'Jean Spears

Briefs:
Conversations about technology with black boys
Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club: Weeks 1 - 8
Scenes from the East St. Louis Digital Humanities Club: Weeks 9 - 12

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