An article recapping the Re:Humanities symposium, written by Hema Surendranathan ’14 and Caleb Eckert (Haverford ’16), was featured on the homepage of Technically Philly. The symposium, which is the only digital humanities conference in the country organized by undergraduate students, is programed by students from Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford Colleges and is a forum for their original, digital research.
This year’s conference, titled “Play.Power.Production,” featured work by 25 undergraduates from 12 colleges and universities nationwide. Among them, Hema and Archana Kaku ’14 presented “Confessional Texts in New Media,” which featured critical readings of apps Snapchat, Whisper, and Secret. And Shireen Saxena ’14 presented “An Algorithm for Serendipity: An Inquiry of Online Dating for Emotional Beings in a Digital Age,” featuring her research on analyzing the online dating website OkCupid.
More information about the Re:Humanities symposium and other presenters can be found on their blog.