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.


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

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

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

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

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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