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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Friday, April 15 • 9:30am - 10:15am
Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault & Virtual Creative Spaces

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This session will contain two presentations:

Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault

“Hacking Hemingway: Cracking the Code to the Vault” is a digital history project funded by the Illinois Secretary of State and Illinois State Library that gives access to rare items from The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and the Oak Park Public Library. By making these digital items available learners can now interact with Hemingway and the places and people that influenced his life and work. A major outcome of the grant is to create opportunities for the learner to become curator. The creation of the Illinois DPLA Hub will allow students from Oak Park and around the world to interact with never before seen Hemingway artifacts. In the presentation we will discuss examples and outcomes of student projects generated from the digital objects to be included in the Illinois Digital Archives and DPLA and the process of collaboration between institutions.


Virtual Creative Spaces

In this session, presenters John Stewart and Harry Costner, veteran teachers and caretakers of Lower Arlington Arts will demonstrate new ways for students to engage text and respond to literature, using examples from their virtual creativity courses, G Create and Teen Writer Society. Participants will engage in several model activities and student "missions" and learn how to establish virtual communities that foster exploration and creativity.


Speakers
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Harry Costner

Student Voice Amplification, Lower Arlington Arts
Harry Costner is a cofounder of Lower Arlington Arts, a new youth arts collective for media and movement. In addition, he is currently a 20-year public school teacher in the areas of new media production and media literacy. He has given successful workshops at ISTE, SilverDocs (SchoolDocs) and performed at South by Southwest. Harry’s mission is to instill students with creativity, confidence, and independence. His brand of new media skills... Read More →
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Emily Reiher

Resident Archivist, Oak Park Public Library
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John Stewart

Caretaker, Lower Arlington Arts
John Stewart is the caretaker of Lower Arlington Arts (http://lowerarlingtonarts.com), a youth arts collective for media and movement, and the Teen Writer Society (http://teenwritersociety.com), for young writers seeking to punk their poetry and to propel their prose. He is a 20-year public school English teacher and big believer in creative adversity. Contact him at lowerarlingtonarts@gmail.com
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Leigh A Tarullo

Curator of Special Collections, Oak Park Public Library
Leigh A. Tarullo, M.L.I.S., is the Curator of Special Collections at the Oak Park Public Library and is the Liaison to the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park and a DPLA Community Advocate (2014-Present).



Friday April 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Smithsonian (S. Dillon Ripley Center): Room 3112 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC

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