THATCamp Research Triangle Park (RTP): Digital Knowledge is an opportunity to learn and play at the intersections of technology, humanities, social sciences, arts, and libraries. To be held on Friday, March 28 at North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library, THATCamp invites 75 participants to collaboratively plan this one-day “unconference.” THATCamp is free, informal, and open to faculty, grad students, university staff and members of the public. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. No specific technical skills are required.
Participants are welcomed to propose sessions that relate to digital scholarship and pedagogy or any other topic they’d like to explore with fellow attendees. Sessions typically enable participants to develop new skill sets, think through ideas in a cooperative setting, and workshop current and future projects. (See the instructions on what sorts of sessions you might propose in advance or on the spot.)
This year, THATCamp also invites attendees to use the Hunt Library’s high-tech spaces including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Game Lab, and the Creativity Studio. Staff will be on hand to assist with running and configuring these spaces. In addition to sessions that participants propose in advance or on the spot, THATCamp will offer hands-on workshops led by librarians and faculty on the Arduino microprocessor, as part of NC State’s parallel celebration of the worldwide Arduino Day 2014.
THATCamp draws on local resources including NC State’s Hunt Library, Circuit Studio, and PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media; UNC Chapel Hill’s Digital Innovation Lab and Institute for the Arts and Humanities; Duke University’s PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge and Franklin Humanities Institute; and the Triangle Digital Humanities Network. Though located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, THATCamp welcomes participants from anywhere.