Posted: 16th October 2014
Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries will be hosting a YourFry hackathon in their new Weston Library, bringing together students, researchers from all disciplines, and members of the public with an interest in the intersection between technology and literature. We’re delighted to be a part of it.
The theme for the event is Many Faces, Many Selves: Exploring the self n the digital era. YourFry, developed by Penguin Random House to celebrate the publication of Stephen Fry's new memoir More Fool Me, seeks to explore how the same words, written or spoken, resonate
differently across the globe. Participants are encouraged to explore Stephen Fry's work in the context of the Bodleian and its publicly available digital content, and with the academic interests in the University more generally, through technology of any sort, and submit an entry around a particular theme or category. More information can be found at www.yourfry.com
We're looking for all kinds of people to participate; those with an interest in data visualisation, film, performance, written and spoken word, web applications and programming, data/text mining, art and more are welcome. You don't have be an expert to join, but you do need to be enthusiastic and prepared to help develop a project for submission.
Stephen Fry is currently the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine's College, Oxford.
Date: 30 October, 10am5pm, with a reception and appearance by Stephen Fry to follow
Venue: Weston Library
Participants: We¹re looking for all kinds of people to participate: those with an interest in data visualisation, film, performance, written word, web applications and programming, data/text mining, art and more. You don¹t have be an expert, but you do need to be enthusiastic and prepared to help develop a project for submission.
Registration: To sign up, visit www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/yourfry
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org