The Open Gaarden App is Live!

The Open Gaarden app is now available for downloading on your iPhone or android! Open Gaarden (Danish for “gärden”) brings together the past, present, and potential future of your city into one visual platform. All around us, gardens, farms, orchards, native plants–plant life in all its incredible abundance–shape our homes, our communities, our city, and …

Hi Tech Happy Hour on May Day

Locating Justice: An Introduction to Digital Mapping using Esri StoryMaps

DibLibArts welcomes Shannon Julius, GIS Analyst for the City of Whittier, to campus to offer an introductory workshop in GIS analysis and visualization. Students, Faculty, and Campus Community Members are invited. No prior experience with digital mapping is assumed. All you need is a laptop and your sense of curiosity. Come to this workshop to learn …

Digital Environmental History at Whittier

Digital Environmental History at Whittier!     Jan term at Whittier provides unique intensive teaching and learning opportunities. This January, students enrolled in Professor Zappia’s “North American Environmental History” course took part in several experiential activities, including visiting the Port of LA, working intensively in the SUrF,garden, Skyping with the nationally recognized organic farmer and “digital …

DigLibArts Sponsors annual High Tech Happy Hour

DigLibArts Sponsors annual High Tech Happy Hour! In December, faculty and staff enjoyed an evening at the top of the Science and Learning Center hosted by DigLibArts. The event featured ongoing projects by the DigLibArts “pllars.” These faculty are pursuing varied projects involving digital archiving, wellness, domain developing, digital storytelling and worldbuilding, and open source …

11/12 Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Symposium

Dig Lib Arts hosted a livestream digital symposium with our partners at the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center (DSCC) at Connecticut College (ConnColl) at the Garrett House. The keynote speakers was Nicholas Bauch, PhD, who published the first project in Stanford University Press’s digital scholarship publication series. His born-digital project, Enchanting the Desert (May 2016) integrates his scholarship on the Grand Canyon with …

Is Whittier Scholars the path for you?

This week first year students at Whittier College are learning about the Whittier Scholars Program. An alternative to the liberal education program, Scholars allows admitted students to design their own requirements for graduation from college. Here are the slides that introduce the program to students:

Dig Lib Arts Hosting “Digital Indigenous Mapping” Event on 11/1

Dig Lib Arts is co-hosting with the Department of History a major “Indigenous Mapping and the Digital Humanities” event on 11/1. The event will feature the work of cutting edge digital scholarship revolving around mapping Indigenous spaces. The projects featured include MAPPING INDIGENOUS LA and a new NEH “Indigenous American Cultures Mapping Project.”   Speakers include: Dr. …

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DLA-sponsored “California Grown” Coffee-Avocado Project Trailer

Through the generous support of a DLA “community learning” grant, faculty involved in the “California Grown” project have produced a short trailer documenting one of the largest offee-avocado sustainable orchards: Mraz Ranch.  The trailer will be part of a larger documentary on this new agricultural “California Gold Rush.” Check out the trailer HERE!