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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Save the Date for THATCamp New Mexico (October 2-3)

From Mimi Roberts at the NM Department of Cultural Affairs:

New Mexico digital humanists take note: THATCamp is coming to town. On October 2-3, 2010, THATCamp will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Don't miss it! For more information visit our website at <> .

What is THATCamp?

THATCamp (The Humanities and Technologies Camp) is an "unconference" where humanists and technologists meet to work together for the common good.  An "unconference" is "a facilitated, participant-driven conference centered around a theme or purpose." Unconferences are not spectator events. Participants are involved from the schedule creation to the wrap-up session, and actively present, discuss, and collaborate with fellow participants.

Why THATCamp New Mexico?

New Mexico's rich heritage in the arts, culture, and sciences make it prime THATCamp territory. THATCamp New Mexico is the beginning of a new collaborative digital humanities community. We are a diverse group united in our commitment to the creative use of technology to communicate New Mexico's stories, from ancient times to the present, and to reconnect all New Mexicans to the spirit of innovation that spans our history from the oldest Clovis point through the development of the atomic bomb and the founding of Micro-soft.

No Suits, No Papers.What Do You do?

Show, tell, collaborate, share, and walk away inspired. Sessions at THATCamp New Mexico might range from software demos to training sessions to discussions of research findings. The thing you won't see is people standing up and reading full blown papers.

Still a little unsure as to what you might want to propose?  To get an idea of the scope of topics check out the blog for the original THATCamp <>  or some of the regional camps (THATCamp Columbus <> , THATCamp Pacific Northwest <> , or THATCamp Austin <> ).  Don't feel limited by these topics, however. Anything is fair game if it falls under the categories of humanities and technology, and impacts you, your organization, or the field of digital humanities.

How do I Register?

Easy!  Just go to the Registration section of this website ( <> ), fill in the form, and you are good to go. Unfortunately, we can only accept a max of 100 people, so we're going to have to do some vetting.  If you've got any questions about applying, contact us.  Deadline for submitting is September 3, 2010.

Attendance at THATCamp New Mexico is free, however, a donation of $25 is requested from all attendees to cover meals, snacks, and supplies.

How Can I Help?

THATCamp New Mexico is participant run, and we're always looking for folks who are willing to help out. If you can volunteer some of your time, let us know when you register or contact Mimi Roberts <>  for more info.

THATCamp is being sponsored by NMHU's Media Arts Department, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New Mexico Association of Museums, but we are still in need of more sponsorships! Contact Mimi Roberts <>  if your company or organization would like to sponsor THATCamp New Mexico.

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