Public Poetics CWRCshop

The Public Poetics conference is collaborating with CWRC by offering a CWRCshop as part of the programme. We are in the midst of the digital turn and CWRC is working to build the technological infrastructure that will allow researchers and practitioners to work in new ways. But what are those new ways? What do they look like and how will they work? This CWRCshop seeks input from writers, researchers, and collaborators with a particular focus on the relationship between creative practice and academic research.

Public Poetics CWRCshop
Sunday September 23, 2012

10:00-10:30 Introduction to CWRC: Susan Brown, project leader

This will entail a general introduction to the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC, pronounced ‘quirk’, www.cwrc.ca). There will be a brief introduction to the structures, aims, and focus of the project, and a glimpse of the kind of online environment it is building. Specifically, the aim of this CWRCshop is to underscore the desire for collaboration with the creative community.

10:30-11:00 Roundtable on creative/critical projects

Participants: Bart Vautour and Emily Robins Sharpe, Erin Wunker, Andrea Hasenbank and Vanessa Lent, Shannon Maguire

11:00-12:30 Experimentation: Using digital tools

This will be an introduction to key tools (visualization, searching, editing) being adapted or built by CWRC. After the tools are introduced participants will have time to work with the tools and note which ones they find most useful and interesting for their work. The session will close with a discussion of a wish list: what kinds of tools would you like to see developed and why?

Link to CWRC wiki page with links to tools.

12:30-1:30 LUNCH (provided)

1:30-3:00 Round Table on Networking: Chaired by Susan Brown and Erin Wunker

How can creative practitioners become involved with and benefit from CWRC? We will begin with breakout groups that will be tasked with coming up with concrete questions regarding creative practice and digital humanities.