General:Multimedia edmonton



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Name: heather zwicker


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* undergrad
* grad
* part-time instructor
* pre-tenure faculty member
* tenured faculty member
* archivist-librarian
* independent scholar
* creative practitioner
* interested citizen

Role: researcher

Institution: university of alberta - faculty of arts

Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: cultural studies, feminism and postcolonialism are my preoccupations


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and the extent to which you use computers in your research. 
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i'm an associate professor of english as well as an associate dean responsible for graduate studies in the faculty of arts at the university of alberta. fair to say that my enthusiasm for digital methods outweighs my knowledge: buying my first mac changed my life. my investment in cwrc has more to do with the collaboratory aspects than the integrated history component.


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multimedia edmonton: a collaborative set of contestatory representations using sound, photography, GIS, narrative, possibly film


researchers in departments of english, art, latin american studies, french, geography, and digital humanities upload a collection of representations of edmonton. some of them are stories, some of them are photographs connected to a particular place, some are sounds - for instance, a soundscape for a particular street or segment of the river valley. using the cwrc collaboratory, we can see what each other has accomplished, and possibly modify it (this would be worked out within the research cell or "factory"). we would be able to manipulate the representations as we wanted, either by genres ("show me all photos") or by region ("show me everything about the edmonton river valley") or by contributor ("show me everything mo has produced") or by other tagged data like date, recreation, etc. eventually it would be nice to be able to produce mapped overlays a la hypercities (, and to include archival data.

How broadly do the practices described in this story apply to others in same field, in related fields, etc?
* broadly applicable
* shared by some
* shared by few or none

Scope: probably not of wide interest since most collaborators are interested in literature, but i do see the GIS component as being of some use to others.

Does your story describe current research activities that you think CWRC will enhance (present), 
or future research possibilities that you can only dream of now? (future)

Timeline: present and future

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* Aggregate
* Annotate
* Consider
* Discover
* Interact
* Publish
* Archive/Preserve
* Share
* Visualize
* Map
* Historicize
* Edit
* Network
* Collaborate
* Integrated History of Women's Writing in Canada
* Orlando

Keywords: ditigal, multimedia, share, collaborate, photography, narrative, GIS, map, edmonton, network, archive, city

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