UND Working Group In Digital And New Media To Host Annual Open House Nov. 6 At O’Kelly Hall

The University of North Dakota Working Group in Digital and New Media will host its fourth annual open house Wednesday, Nov. 6, in its laboratory space in O’Kelly Hall.

The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will feature works-in-progress by a trans-disciplinary collective of scholars from across the UND campus, including Travis Desell’s “Wildlife@Home” project, the digital music of UND Department of Music chairman Mike Wittgraf, Tim Pasch’s innovative digital outreach in, to and from Indigenous Arctic communities, as well as Rick Van Eck’s latest work to use computer games to introduce students to STEM disciplines. There will be many more presentations that show off digitally mediated interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty, staff and students at UND.

“Over the past 4 years, the Working Group has become a regional leader in digital innovation in the arts and humanities,” Joel Jonientz, a member of the Working Group. “The members of the group refuse to be fit into disciplinary boxes or conform to outmoded expectations of what it means to be a scholar in this or that field.”

Founded in 2008, the Working Group in Digital and New Media pioneered the vision of Exceptional UND by facilitating collaborative research in a dynamic gathering space. The uniquely collegial environment of the Working Group encourages faculty and students to experience the digital world as a means of expanding and enhancing their academic, regional and global community.

David L. Dodds
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