By Brianna Healey Derr, Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Specialist for Video
This year, Brianna Healey Derr attended ILiADS (the Institute for Liberal Digital Arts Scholarship), hosted at The College of Wooster, Ohio, from July 30th-August 4th.
There were a total of seven teams from various institutions (The College of Wooster, Denison University, Occidental College, Saint Mary’s College of California, Washington and Lee University, and Whittier College) this year. Each team was paired with a Liaison, who brings a particular expertise that the groups requires to move forward with their work. ILiADS also requires that undergrads be involved in DS projects, an opportunity that students might not otherwise have until grad school.
ILiADS provides a team working on a DS project a space in which they can focus their attention solely on their work for an entire week, alongside a variety of other teams. This encourages camaraderie and provides an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress.
ILiADS offers a way to connect, network, innovate, and most importantly, get things done. Participants learn from each other and teach each other. Everyone’s expertise is highly valued. Getting off your campus and into another space surrounded by highly knowledgeable and productive people from a variety of backgrounds is invaluable.
Below is a list of the institutions involved in ILiADS 2017 and the titles of their projects.
The College of Wooster: The History of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction
The College of Wooster: The Ethnographic Exhibit: The Remaking of the Human Zoo using Unity
Denison University: Translating the Translators, the Arabic New Testaments of Medieval Iberia
Occidental College: Oxco: A co-curricular peer-to-peer student network for developing foundational information literacies, managing digital projects and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration
Saint Mary’s College of California: Digital Literacy Program for Faculty
Washington and Lee University: Stories in Blue: Telling the Stories of Human Trafficking Survivors
Whittier College: Connecting Existing Infastructure to Provide Better Resources for Digital Scholarship and Well-Being