Putting together and hosting a digital media gallery show of this scope and for a national organization like the Modern Language Association is a large undertaking and, so, cannot be done without the help and guidance of others. The curators would like to thank, first and foremost, the MLA and, in particular, Karin Bagnall for her faith in us to develop a sound and useful event aimed at furthering literary scholarship in general and the digital humanities in particular.
We would also like to thank the Electronic Literature Organization for use of the Electronic Literature Collection 1 &: 2 for viewing in the show and for donating copies for dissemination at the conference.
Also important are the contributions of our students. Grigar's students in her DTC 354 "Digital Storytelling" course wrote many of the annotations as well as researched publication dates, artist bios and other information for the website; Inman Berens' students in her DTC 338 "Networked Culture" course developed and implemented a six-week, five-platform social media strategy for the exhibit and built customized content: all social media posts, one piece of Electronic Literature and three videos. All of these students are undergraduates taking courses in or majoring in The Creative Media & Digital Culture (CMDC) Program at Washington State University Vancouver. We are very proud of their creativity and dedication.
DTC 354 Student Team
- Nicole Buckner, Project Manager & content development
- Greg Philbrook, Lead Coder, content development, & editing
- Jordan Walker, content development & editing
- Krystine O'Malley, content development & editing
- Setty Alizadeh, content development & editing
- Jon Exe, content development & editing
- Marzee Dyer: Project co-Manager, Twitter, Facebook
- Kathleen Schultheis: Project co-Manager, video content
- Travis Buck: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (lead for all 3); metrics
- Nicole Buckner: Google Map (lead), research, Twitter
- Greg Philbrook: YouTube (lead); video content (lead)
- Adele Dandeneau: metrics and research
- Vern Blystone, Google Map (co-lead), audio recording of video narration, research
The logo and website were also created by a CMDC student, Jonathan Tanner. Tanner is a graduating senior who is already working in the field as a multimedia designer. His excellent talents and skills are on display with this exhibit.
We also want to highlight the CMDC undergraduates and recent graduates who are docents for the exhibit and will be on hand to assist visitors with the technology and talk about the works. These are:
- Aaron May, Project Manager, Technology
- Kerri Lingo, Project Manager, Logistics
- Hunter Crawford
- Margarete Strawn
- Nicole Buckner
- Greg Philbrook
- Setareh Alizadeh