Digital Exhibits

Location: Drake Room

Days/Times:

Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m.

Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.

The Digital Exhibit features three new digital projects. Presenters will provide demonstrations of their projects, explain project design, talk about tools/software used, and discuss challenges they faced or questions they wish to address in future iterations of their projects.

The Lili Elbe Digital Archive

Project Director:

Pamela L. Caughie, Loyola University Chicago

Presenters:

Marianne Ølholm, University of Copenhagen

Emily Datskou, Loyola University Chicago

Xiamara Hohman, Loyola University Chicago

Danielle Richards, Loyola University Chicago

The Lili Elbe Digital Archive (www.lilielbe.org) is a companion to Man into Woman: A Comparative Scholarly Edition (Bloomsbury 2020), edited by Pamela L. Caughie (Chicago) and Sabine Meyer (Berlin). Man into Woman is the life narrative of Lili Elbe, formerly Danish artist Einar Wegener, who underwent one of the first genital transformation surgeries (as they were then known) in Dresden in 1930. Elbe’s life narrative is a major work in the history of gender variance and now, with this authoritative edition and archive, an important contribution to modernist studies.

Modernism(s)—Xtended

Project Director:

J. Ashley Foster, California State University, Fresno

Presenters:

Theo Grey, Loyola University Chicago

Reymundo Escobedo, California State University, Fresno

Max Tsai, California State University, Fresno

Katherine Lathos, California State University, Fresno

Modernism(s)—Xtended uses extended and virtual reality (XR/VR) technology to construct a virtual gallery of modernist texts. The Fresno State Hubs/XR is powered by the open-source Mozilla Hubs Cloud Mixed Reality platform. We utilize this technology to expand (xtend) the discourse of modernist studies to include a more diverse cacophony of writers, artists, cultural scenes, and voices. Here, we intervene in modernist studies by addressing the lack of diversity in digital modernisms and creating a project based intentionally on intersectional and feminist design.

New York 1920s: 100 Years Ago Today

Project Director:

Jonathan Goldman, New York Institute of Technology

Presenters:

Emily Schuck, Claremont Graduate University

Natalia Chancafe, New York Institute of Technology

New York 1920s: 100 Years Ago Today (https://www.ny1920.com/) offers archival images and documents, sound and video, drawn from "one hundred years ago today" in New York City. The materials are accompanied by explanatory text that aims to make the site useful for both academics and general audiences—addressing entertainment, the arts, politics, technology, urban infrastructure, women's rights and status, race, immigrants, food, advertising, etc. The site advances modernist studies by offering an archive in chronological form and by pointing out connections between materials from disparate cultural spheres, casting New York as a center for modernist culture that was simultaneously international and North American in character.