Friday December 8th (3-5 pm, at La Pena) Launch Event for American Studies and History of Art Digital Humanities Seminar From SFMOMA to Ghost Ship: Exploring Bay Area Art Ecosystems

A bit of background on the seminar and launch: in varying degrees of depth the seminar has explored a range of issues and over 50 arts organizations from DIY operations to major institutions – over the course of the class, during three field trips and in independent student research.

The students' final public digital humanities | public digital arts projects focus on La Peña Cultural Center; The PianoFIght; the 2018 Centennial of the Temescal branch of the Oakland Library; "Indefinite Asian - an exploration of Asian-American and Asian artists and organizations in the Bay Area; "Where Can I Walk To," a downtown Berkeley mapping project; and "Mobile Mic," a performance project for and in collaboration with residents of homeless encampments.

While the final versions of their online projects aren't due until December 15, the launch event will give the students a chance to present their projects and to interact with people in attendance, providing feedback for their continuing efforts.

* site | directions from campus to La Peña Cultural Center,+Berkeley,+CA/La+Pe%C3%B1a+Cultural+Center,+3105+Shattuck+Ave,+Berkeley,+CA+94705/@37.8623285,-122.2730772,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x808f7718c522d7c1:0xda8034ea3b6b3289!2m2!1d-122.2585399!2d37.8718992!1m5!1m1!1s0x80857e7f53d0eb5d:0xad75f442460279f8!2m2!1d-122.2660027!2d37.8527889



Fri November 17 The Ghost Ship Fire:
One Year Later
Talk and Q&A with writers-reporters Matthias Gaffni and Julia Prodis Sulek of the East Bay Times
308A Doe Library • UC Berkeley
2:30-4pm • FREE

Talk and Q&A with writers-reporters Matthias Gaffni and Julia Prodis Sulek of the East Bay Times staff, winners of a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for their coverage of the December 2016 Ghost Ship Fire.

The reporters will reflect on the fire and its cultural and socio-economic contexts, as well as discuss their work in journalism and multimedia production - and the role narrative plays in their work.

Matthias Gafni is an award-winning investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group. He has reported and edited for Bay Area newspapers since he graduated from UC Davis, covering courts, crime, environment, science, child abuse, education, county and city government, and corruption.

Julia Prodis Sulek has been a general assignment reporter for the Bay Area News Group, based in San Jose, her hometown, since the late 1990s. She has covered everything from plane crashes to presidential campaigns, murder trials to NBA Finals. Her specialty is narrative storytelling. 

Fri November 17 • 308A Doe Library • UC Berkeley • 2:30-4pm • FREE

August, 2017Berkeleyside news site covers Scott Saul's Bay Area in the 70s class, American Studies H110, and students' "THE BERKELEY REVOLUTION" digital history website.  Read more at the Berkeleyside website

May, 2017: NEW digital history website, created by students in American Studies H110: "THE BERKELEY REVOLUTION"

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