K. A. Wisniewski

DH Projects

Websites & Online Projects

REP Twitter LogoRoving Eye Press.  Website for the small press founded by Bob Brown in the 1920s.  Re-started in 2014, this collective of scholars, artists, and Bob Brown heirs publishes poetry, conceptual writing, visual art and other experimental projects.  Its first series is devoted to re-publishing selected volumes from its original catalog (1920s-1950s).

Hopkinson sketchFrancis Hopkinson Society.  The Francis Hopkinson Society is an international scholarly organization dedicated to preserving the works of Francis Hopkinson and his era and to offering an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information among all interested persons.

 

 

Ulmer CoverThe Ulmer Textshop.  A critical companion website for theorist Greg Ulmer’s anthology Electracy (Davies, 2015).  Co-edited with Felix Burgos, the project will collect multimedia reflections of some of Ulmer’s key concepts over the past thirty years.

 

 

MD By Mail Logo3Maryland by Mail.  A digital archive and scholarly experiment designed to explore the visual culture of Maryland post offices.  It is an exhibit, an archive, and a scholarly experiment on art and architecture; on public space and memory; on collecting, wandering, and touring; and, above all, on alternative forms of scholarship.

Elastic CoverThe Electronic Liberal Arts and Sciences Text Instruction Course (ELASTIC).  ELASTIC will be an Open-Access website that serves as a forum for scholars and students alike interested in a variety areas of digital scholarship, from creation to dissemination to interpretation, and includes issues and best practices.  This e-booklet and will serve as a “how to” guide for those interested in the history and development of the Digital Humanities and in developing their own digital projects.

Selected Publishing Experience

Managing Editor, Roving Eye Press. 2014-Present.

Board Member and Project Manager of Book Design and Production, Calypso Editions. 2014-Present.

Editorial Assistant and Researcher, Baltimore Architecture Foundation. 2002-2006.

Founder and Managing Editor, The Bridge: A Journal on Travel Writing. 2004-2006.

Managing Editor, Polyseme: A Journal of Heuretics and Experimental Writing,         ISSN: 2374-0450.  Forthcoming Spring 2016.

Reading/Referee Activities

  • McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010-Present.
  • Forum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts, 2012-2014.
  • Pearson Longman, 2009-2013.
  • Romanian Journal of American Studies, 2011-2013.

Writing

Current Projects:

  • “The Electronic University Press: A History of Digital Scholarship from the Future.” (Under Review)
  • “How To Break It Down: Kit-Bashing as a Composition Blueprint.” (In-progress)
  • Retriever Electronic Aggregator Depository at UMBC (READ@UMBC).

Online publications:

Photography, Video, Audio, & Music Files

My earliest experiences with new media production stems from music.  After playing in a number of local and regional bands, I began experimenting with mixing and recording production and have worked with a number of artists in the Mid-Atlantic.  I have produced a number of my own recordings for collaborative projects and have had poetry readings and lectures recorded at a number of local, national and international venues, including the Library of Congress, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of Portsmouth. One of my ongoing projects with the Francis Hopkinson Society is to digitize historic recordings of Hopkinson’s musical compositions and make them available as OA downloads on the website.

Photography, film, and video has also played an important role in my research, teaching, and professional activities.  My own work has been included in the work of a number of organizations, archives, and publications.  I have produced a several short student films for undergraduate and graduate class projects and am interested in integrating digital storytelling and video essays/experiments into my classes.

Some samples are available here.

Courses & Related Work

I have taken a number of graduate courses and participated in a host of workshops related to new media production, digital literacies, and the Digital Humanities as both a graduate student and faculty member, and, in my ten years of teaching in higher education, I have written and developed a number of courses (please see my C.V. for details on these activities).  In 2013, I helped pilot a new course on the Digital Humanities for the new M.A. program in Texts, Technologies, and Literature (TTL) in UMBC’s English Department and, from 2012-2014, was the project manager of the Digital Publishing Initiatives at UMBC where I supervised a team of graduate and undergraduate students on various DH-related projects.  In addition, I have organized a number of talks and workshops on related topics at the university, hosting Johanna Drucker, Eileen Joy, and Fred Moody, and have been invited as a guest speaker at a host of university classes to talk on electracy, electronic literature, and digital publishing.

I feel that the integration of digital tools is an important component to my students’ education and always offer online or digital projects as options or requirements for even my introductory courses.  A small sample of my student projects at Stevenson may be viewed here (this is password-protected).

Technical Proficiencies

Operating Systems:  MAC OS/OSX | Windows

Multimedia Software & Mark-Up Languages:  Microsoft Office | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Proto, AfterEffects | Keynote | Powerpoint | Prezi | MAC iBooks Author | ProTools | Orion Platinum | Hype | iMovie | Final Cut Pro | Windows Movie Maker | QuickTime | Coda | TEI | Tumult Hype

Social Media:  Facebook | Twitter | WordPress | Blogger | YouTube| Vimeo |wikis

Content Management Systems | Web Platforms:  Blackboard | CampusCruiser | Moodle | Sakai | Drupal | WordPress | Omeka

Digitization Software:  Silverfast

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