book-tunnel-web-550x367Submitted by Carrie Roy

Looking, Listening, Reading, Playing. These activities are essential vehicles for our curiosity. Through art, music and literature we explore the boundaries of our understanding. When pursued in combination with computation, they expand our power to discover and create.

The Humanities Hackathon seeks to bridge the gap between seemingly unrelated disciplines and enrich discussions about new forms of creative composition by subjecting great works and ideas to collaborative hacking. We promote collisions between the powerful energy of software creation and the analytical depth of the humanities.

Through a week-long summer course introducing computational techniques and coding from the sciences, and infused with a strong humanities perspective, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Center for the Humanities invite you to join us as we look, listen, read and play to uncover unexpected connections and intriguing patterns in visual art, music, literature and historical works.

Applications will be accepted until July 1st. Accepted applicants will be notified no later than July 8th.
Note: Space is limited; priority will be given to individuals affiliated with UW. 

Learn More:

In 2012, the Center for the Humanities and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery offered a summer week-long course offering hands-on training on computational techniques in the humanities titled, “Humanities Hackathon: Computational Approaches to Cultural Analysis and Visualization.”  Check out the 2012 Humanities Hackathon Short Course  HERE. Includes a great video!