I’m a specialist in digital humanities (software design, text analysis, and informatics pedagogy), a Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and an Associate Professor of English.
Software design and development of Chronoscope World – an interactive maps app that provides access to more than 1,000 old maps.
Retired Software and Systems Engineer researching Architectural Design of Systems
20th century French literature; French theatre; European art; Francophone studies; travel; politics; classical music; Norwegian culture and literature .My publications and most of my professional presentations were on the French-Romanian dramatist Eugène Ionesco. I live with my husband in Atlanta. We are both retired. We travel to Europe when possible, less often in the past five years; we are members of the local museum and symphony. I studied at Western College for Women(now Miami of Ohio); University of Virginia; and Emory University. I have two sons from a first marriage (my first husband died when they were young). I have no grandchildren. I had a non-academic career for a few years and became a technical writer and trainer in a software company at that time. I later used my computer experience in designing web pages for my classes, while I was still teaching.
I completed my Ph.D. in English, with specializations in Medieval Literature and Digital Humanities, in June 2011. While a student at UCLA, I worked closely with the medieval manuscripts and digital humanities initiatives at UCLA was twice the recipient of the British Library’s Internship in Illuminated Manuscripts. After graduating, I worked as a Mellon-funded postdoctoral researcher at Saint Louis University’s Center for Digital Humanities, where I helped to develop T-PEN (Transcription for Paleographical and Editorial Notation) and Tradamus—software applications that assist scholars in transcribing manuscripts and creating digital editions. After my postdoctoral research, I taught for a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Puget Sound’s department of English. I’ve published on medieval manuscripts, the digital humanities, and medieval film music. While writing her dissertation, I started an online business selling mid-century design objects to clients worldwide. My shop has been featured in Apartment Therapy, Gourment magazine, and Etsy and has sourced products for Mad Men, Anthropologie, and Hawaii 5-0, among others. Currently, I live in Seattle and works as a Senior Curator at Amazon Books, where I curate the selection of titles for many categories in Amazon’s growing network of brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Art & Design, Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction.
I work at IBM Research in Cambridge MA USA, where I do social science research – usually with IBM-internal data. Current projects focus on employee engagement; ethics of AI agents and robots. Wellesley College (Wellesley MA USA) has kindly granted me the title of Visitor, to support my collaborations with the HCI Lab at Wellesley. I am also passionately interested in social justice, and I try to work as an ally with various progressive groups. I try to inform my research with an interest in how groups know together, and especially with whom we co-construct our knowledge. I recently moderated a panel on social justice at the CSCW 2017 conference. In the past, I have tried to enrich methods for workplace democracy in the design of software and hardware technology. From a Humanities perspective, I am interested in learning from texts — especially social texts — an in how people collaborate through their social texts. I use mixed methods to address these questions, including grounded theory method and quantitative text analytic methods.
Dr. Sarah W. Lozier-Laiola received her PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside in August 2016. Her primary areas of expertise are new media poetics, visual art and culture, critical race and gender studies, digital humanities, and 20th-21st century American literature (particularly experimental and language-oriented poetries), though her research interests expand to include social media, internet vernacular cultures, and civic media. These interests and areas of expertise all come together to animate her first book project: Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics. Her most recent publication, “The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament” appears in Television and New Media, while her “31 Truths of Teaching Cultural Semiotics in a General Education Class” is forthcoming in Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular (eds. Anne Cong-Huyen, Kim Brillante Knight, and Mark C. Marino). As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow she co-teaches (alongside a faculty member from the College of Computing) Technical Communication for Computer Scientists, a year-long pilot course that combine specialized technical communication with the College of Computing’s Junior Design Project for Software Development. In addition to teaching the technical communication aspects of the course, she is also leading two teams of students in the development of a geo-locative application, Street Art of Atlanta.
Professor of Digital Media at Universidad de Antioquia. His research focus is on Media History and Archaeology of the Moving Image. Advocate of Free Software.
…ital-cybertexts/. Accessed 3 October 2016.Book Chapters:Brock, Kevin. Establishing Ethos on Proprietary and Open Source Software Websites. Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication, edited by Shawn Apostel and Moe Folk, IGI Global, 2013, pp. 56-76.Reprinted in Software Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, edited by Ankia Barišic, Vasco Amaral, Miguel Goulão, and Barroca, IGI Global, 2014, pp. 915-935.Book Reviews:Brock, Kevin. Review of Speaking Code: Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression. Itineration: Cross-D…
Megan Meredith-Lobay is the digital humanities and social sciences analyst for ARC at UBC. In addition, Megan serves on the Compute Canada Humanities and Social Sciences National Team as well as the Software Carpentry National Team. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in Archaeology where she used a variety of computing resources to investigate ritual landscapes in Late Iron Age/Early Medieval Scotland. Megan worked at the University of Alberta where she supported research computing for the Faculty of Arts, and at the University of Oxford where she was the programme coordinator for Digital Social Research, an Economic and Social Research Council project to promote advanced ICT in Social Science research.