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Timothy Weaver, Associate Professor, eMAD/Digital Media Studies, University of Denver
tweaver2@du.edu, 303.871.3279


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This workshop will build a foundation and reinforce the Public :: Private Roundtable conducted subsequent to this workshop as well as provide additional insight to open source tools that are a benefit to community-based projects and research in the digital humanities. We will cover open source access, participation and specific computer software and hardware tools that are relevant to multimedia authoring, data visualization/sonification, computer modeling/simulation, desktop publishing, web publishing, and web-based content management.

The workshop will orient participants to the history and platform of the open source software movement; review software tool access, applications and commercial equivalents; make available reference/summary to specific utilization, education and distributions; and run through installation and demonstration of select software titles. 

Note: Technical requirements for workshop; all participants should have a current generation laptop with Apple/Mac (OSX 10.5 or 10.6), Windows (Window 7) or Linux based operating system installed, with wireless internet access. All tool reference will be linked and referenced from the workshop webpage.


Background/ history of the open source movement

:: notes from the American Bar Association

:: defintion of the open source movement

:: sourceforge.net directory

:: the free software movement

:: open source and Apple 1, 2


OPEN SOURCE PLATFORMS & TOOLS

operating system/sofware bundles

 
 

Linux UBUNTU

  UBUNTU Studio
audio

 
  Audacity
  Ardour
  VLC
  Handbrake
  CHuCK

graphics

 
  GIMP (raster)
  Inkscape (vector)
  Blender (3D)

CMS (content management systems)

 
  Joomla
  Plone
  Drupal

Interactivity/sonification/visualization

 
  Processing
  Pure Data
desktop publishing

 
  Scribus
  OpenOffice
simulation (complexity modeling)

 
  NetLogo
video

 
  Jahshaka

web

 
  Amaya
  Cyberduck

game engines/dev

 
  Greenfoot
open source hardware

 
  Arduino/Wiring