TITLE: Knowledge Designers
SPEAKER: Katherine Rowe, Abby Yochelson
EVENT DATE: 07/09/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
What turns a Shakespeare scholar into a digital entrepreneur? Katherine Rowe will talk about the opportunities and challenges that led two academics to design an application for social reading: Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPad, published by Luminary Digital Media. This initiative illuminates larger transformations of reading, writing, teaching, and learning that so many of us are experiencing today.
Speaker Biography: Katherine Rowe is professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of "Dead Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern" and co-author of "New Wave Shakespeare on Screen." She writes about media history (with an emphasis on performance media), Renaissance cultural history, adaptation as a cultural process, and the digital humanities. She has served on the editorial board of the Shakespeare Quarterly and is a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is also co-founder of Luminary Digital Media (luminary.co), publisher of the Luminary Folger Shakespeare Editions, available in the Apple Store.
Speaker Biography: Abby Yochelson is the English and American Literature reference specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Library of Congress.
SERIES: Digital Future and You