Digital Humanities Talk: Matt Kirschenbaum

Track Changes: The Literary History of Word Processing

Matt Kirschenbaum

October 6, 2014 - 5:45pm

Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.

Kirschenbaum served as the first director of the new Digital Cultures and creativity living/learning program in the Honors college at Maryland.  A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Kirschenbaum specializes in digital humanities, electronic literature and creative new media (including games), textual studies, and postmodern/experimental literature.

Kirschenbaum's first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, was published by the MIT Press in early 2008.  His current research interests in new media include serious games and simulations, digital preservation, writing technologies and the conditions of contemporary authorship, text visualization, social media, and cyberinfrastructure.

Refreshments at 5:15.  Lecture at 5:45pm.