We held a video conversation and broadcasted it live on Friday July 6th, 2012 from 12 noon to 1pm eastern time. We’re experimenting with Google+ Hangout video conferencing to communicate with colleagues from different locations about digital humanities projects. I hosted this informal conversation with:
- Michael Howser, University of Connecticut Libraries MAGIC
- Anna Kijas, University of Connecticut Libraries
- Christine Pittsley, Connecticut State Library
- Roger Travis, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Connecticut
- Jon Voss, Strategic Partnerships Director at HistoryPin
With this tool, up to 10 participants may interact live, and anyone may watch the public video feed, which was broadcasted live on this web post and also made available for later viewing. If this video conference format doesn’t scare everyone away, we might rotate hosting duties and schedule additional open discussions in the future.
To participate in a video chat:
- post a comment on this page about a digital humanities question you’d like to raise with the group and/or a tool or site that you wish to demonstrate via screensharing
- register for a free Google+ account, and click on my Google+ profile to add me to your circles, and I’ll receive a notification to add you to my circles
- on the date & time above, log into your Google+ page and look for an invitation to join our “hangout” (video conference session). PS: it’s BYOL – bring your own lunch!
OR if you prefer to listen into our conversation, look for the YouTube broadcast video feed that will appear below during our session, which also will be converted automatically into a video recording for future viewing. Learn more about how it works.
(Discussion starts around minute 2:00)
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