28 January 2016
Book Now! Nottingham @BL_Labs Roadshow event - Wed 3 Feb (12.30pm-4pm)
Do you live in or near Nottingham and are you available on Wednesday 3 Feb between 1230 - 1600? Come along to the FREE UK @BL_Labs Roadshow event at GameCity and The National Video Game Arcade, Nottingham (we have some places left and booking is essential for anyone interested).
- Discover the digital collections the British Library has, understand some of the challenges of using them and even take some away with you.
- Learn how researchers found and revived forgotten Victorian jokes and Political meetings from our digital archives.
- Understand how special games and computer code have been developed to help tag un-described images and make new art.
- Find out about a tool that links digitised handwritten manuscripts to transcribed texts and one that creates statistically representative samples from the British Library’s book collections.
- Consider how the intuitions of a DJ could be used to mix and perform the Library's digital collections.
- Talk to Library staff about how you might use some of the Library's digital content innovatively.
- Get advice, pick up tips and feedback on your ideas and projects for the 2016 BL Labs Competition (deadline 11 April) and Awards (deadline 5 September).
Our hosts are the Digital Humanities and Arts (DHA) Praxis project at the University of Nottingham who are kindly providing food and refreshments and will be talking about two amazing projects they have been involved in:
Dr Benjamin Bedwell, Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham will talk about the free mobile app he developed called 'Wander Anywhere'. The mobile software offers users new ways to experience art, culture and history by guiding them to locations where it downloads stories intersecting art, local history, architecture and anecdotes on their mobile device relevant to where they are.
For more information, a detailed programme and to book your place, visit the Labs and Digital Humanities and Arts Praxis Workshop event page.
Posted by Mahendra Mahey, Manager of BL Labs.
The BL Labs project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.