The first DHGetDown was a resounding success. We had a full house.
The keynote panel was particularly well-received. Jeanette Hall spoke first on her “Blues Women” project, which I am hoping we will be able to release publicly this semester. Jeanette has created a sort of genealogy of women blues singers traced through their covers of each others’ songs. kuʿualoha hoʿomanawanui then spoke on her ongoing work on building a Hawaiian knowledge platform using DAHI’s implementation of Scalar. Noelani Arista closed out the panel with a talk on “Rebooting Hawaiian Intellectual Traditions” by working with a new generation of Hawaiian-language speaking scholars and students in the largest indigenous-language archive in existence, much of which has begun to be digitized. Check out the video and the Google Doc for the details on all of these excellent and thought-provoking talks.
Comments from participants: “Let’s have more!” “I really enjoyed learning about other peopleʻs experiences.” “More excellent talks with great set of resources shared.” “Love it! I learned new uses of the SoundCloud app.” “I loved that the workshop ask us to tour the campus and to have discussions on how we relate to the campus!” “All three speakers raised really interesting issues. It was good to see projects at different stages of development.” “A great day all around!”