2nd Annual Digital Salon

April 9, 2011

The UW–Madison Libraries and the Digital Humanities Initiative will host Digital Salon, an exhibition of new media projects from undergraduate and graduate students, from April 10–15.

The second annual Digital Salon will showcase podcasts, videos, animations, graphic novels, essays, websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, installations, and posters. Coordinator Sarah McDaniel, of the Library and Information Literacy Instruction Program, adds that this year’s exhibition will be integrated with other events happening on campus.

“All of the exhibits will be happening concurrently,” she says.

Digital Salon displays works in College Library, however this year the committee is selecting pieces to be shown in three locations: a main exhibition in College Library, a Digital Salon exhibition during the one-day Undergraduate Symposium on Tuesday, April 12 at the Memorial Union, and projects will also be shown at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

McDaniel says that students many students create projects in response to assignments and focus on themes explored in particular courses, however some projects are created independently. “A lot of projects are more personal and have a larger slice of personal reflection, but this year’s projects come from many different disciplines,” she says.

From April 10–15, work will be on display at College Library. Additionally, there is an online exhibition here.