spent today at a conference. Well, technically it was an unconference – a THATCamp to be precise, a Digital Humanities event (THAT stands for “Technology And The Humanities”) which is a semi-planned, mostly make it up as you go along, mix of planned and impromptu sessions based around the idea that everyone has something to learn and something to teach. It’s quite different from a standard academic conference (which is why they call it an “unconference”) – only a handful of the attendees were traditional academics, the rest of us were from IT, or the “GLAM” sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), or just vaguely interested in the ways that technology is allowing Humanities to ask new questions, or to ask very old questions in new ways.
Definitely a very interesting day, and gave me lots to think about. I’m looking forward to getting back to work on Monday so I can try out some of the cool ideas I picked up.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my job? 🙂
It’s so great to hear someone say that they love their job.
I wish EVERYONE felt that way. Can you IMAGINE what the world would be like it that was so???