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Call for Two Minute Presentations: SAVE AS Lightning Talks 2

ATTN: Hackers, Designers, Luddites, Emoticon-Artists, YouTube Hooligans, Blogger Oddities, Ambient Electronic Muzak-Makers, Faculty, Students, Staff, and all manner of Digital/Non-Digital/Post-Digital Scholars--

In the fall of 2012 in Magill Library’s Philips Wing, 20-something students, staff, and faculty gathered together for the first SAVE AS: Lightning Talks event, each presenting digitally-minded 2-minute micro-presentations on animation in a digital world, tumblr and intellectual property rights, the help and hindrance of online religious text databases, and yes, even a brain-melting meta-lesson on how to give a good presentation in two minutes.

Cue the inspirational trailer footage and see the full list of presentations.

Amid the hastened shouts of presenters and the polite murmuring of the packed audience, one thing was clear: We have to do this again. To that end, the SAVE AS cabal (an unholy alliance of Digital Scholarship in the Library, Instructional & Information Technology Services, the Hurford Center of the Arts & Humanities, and Tri-Co Digital Humanities) invites you to pitch a 2-minute presentation on your own digital scholarship, the germ of an idea, an app, a game, digital notation, twitter etiquette, something you’ve done, something you want to do.  Share past successes or use your dwindling soapbox to source future collaborators.  Essentially: Anything that uses, abuses, accepts or rejects digital technology in a way you find interesting.

Intrigued?  Email Coordinator for Digital Scholarship Laurie Allen at with a one-sentence description of your idea, and we’ll go from there.  Once we reach a critical mass, we’ll announce the spring 2013 date of SAVE AS: Lightning Talks Round 2.

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