soCal in song

Here’s the song. I hope the image of the inspirational fish will follow…

Thanks to all the THATCampSoCal organizers even though this mentions only one aspect*

What’s the table at THATCamp, SoCal
Full of digital humanists fair?
What’s the table at THATCamp
And what are they making there?

It is inspirational,
Bidirectional, it’s true.
It is shaped just like a fish,
It will make you wish
You could make one too.

With the painting, drawing, posters, podge,
With the stamps and trim and glue,
You could make card or tag
Button, badge or bag
Or two.
GIS, etexts and TEI,
Have their place here that is true,
But creative people know
That our thanks must surely
To you.

(with thanks to Marta for creating the ” inspirational bidirectional pocket fish” highlighted in the song)
Sung to tune of “If He Walked Into My Life”

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About hope.greenberg

If digital humanists are defined solely as faculty or grad students, then I am not one, though I study, apply, speak on, and teach digital humanities practices, while participating with the humanities computing/digital humanities/digital history community. I am not a historian, though that's what the MA degree says and practically everything I have done outside (and sometimes inside) my official capacity could be labeled as digital history. I am not a faculty member at my institution though I have taught courses there, including "Introduction to Applied Humanities Computing." I am not a librarian, though I have taught and presented on such issues as e-texts, e-books, digital collections, sustainability, TEI, and metadata, with and for librarians. Though steeped in geekdom (the word tech is in my job title) I am not hard core, preferring the conceptual to acronym dropping. Learning which buttons to press is the easy part. (And I am no longer a New Yorker, though certain vestiges of cultural expression may live on in the slightly acerbic tone of this description.) I am a member of the combined Academic Computing/Center for Teaching and Learning units at the University of Vermont, committed to helping faculty integrate technology into their teaching and scholarship, and, while it may sometimes feel that we “beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past,” I continue to hope that they, too, find the leap into digital humanities both painless and rewarding.