Today I am participating in the Day of Digital Humanities 2011.
The Day of DH is described as follows:
A Day in the Life of the Digital Humanities (Day of DH) is a community publication project that will bring together digital humanists from around the world to document what they do on one day, March 18th. The goal of the project is to create a web site that weaves together the journals of the participants into a picture that answers the question, “Just what do computing humanists really do?”
So, I will be posting periodically to my own Day of Timothy Welsh blog. There should be plenty going on, not necessarily on my site but on the general feed. For myself, I don’t have any fancy-dhing, just standard fare of writing, markup, cgping, and gaming. Even so, that kind of seems like the point of the projects, to show DH in practice.
I think this will be a fun little experiment. I am a little weary of the constant need to define DH, but this kind of relational definition through explicit practices is about as promising an explanation as one might hope for. I am also excited to see what other people are working on and by the possibility that this kind of public mixer might spark discussion, interaction, and collaboration. If you are interested in following along, twitterers are using hashtag is #dayofdh and there is the general feed of all 250+ participants.