Columbia University Libraries Announces Studio Remote

Columbia University Libraries’ Studio, a space and practice that enables and promotes collaborative, ethical, fair, and sustainable digital and data-driven research and pedagogy, now streams ideas and projects on Twitch. The Studio, led by Digital Scholarship Librarian Alex Gil and Research Data Librarian Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, adapted its programming to a virtual learning and research environment through Studio Remote, which is intended foster the same sort of collaboration as the Studio’s former in-person events and workshops.

Studio Remote began in mid-October and continues every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gil and de Sá Pereira invite all students, faculty, and colleagues from Columbia and other institutions to join the Studio team as they build digital scholarship projects live, step-by-step, on Twitch. Viewers are welcome to ask questions and offer feedback via the chat section on Twitch. Recordings of each session are also available on the Studio YouTube channel.

In season one of Studio Remote, Gil and de Sá Pereira address the legacy of Rose Hall Plantation in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In collaboration with Celia E. Naylor, Professor of Africana Studies and History at Barnard College, the Studio team will work to re-center the lives and relationships of the enslaved who labored at the plantation that are currently obscured from a flawed and de-humanizing archival record. The first season will teach viewers about wireframes, the Ember JavaScript framework, and the D3 visualization library, among other topics.

“We hope that building these projects in the open and live might replicate how we critique, shape and implement digital scholarship ideas in real time when you’re not watching,” Gil and de Sá Pereira wrote. “This shared space we hope will help those who are embarking on or have embarked on projects of their own, the DH-curious perhaps, and definitely those veterans who would like to join our conversation.”

Digital Scholarship Librarian Alex Gil and Research Data Librarian Moacir P. de Sá Pereira stream original digital scholarship programming in Studio Remote.

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