I’d like to propose a brainstorming session in which we re-imagine, rethink, and reconceptualize the digital edition. Some of the questions we could begin with include: What are current digital editions doing well? What are they lacking? How can we make them more useful for both professional readers and the general public? What do we imagine the digital edition/text to look like in 5 or 10 years? How will the nature of the digital edition change with advances in technology? I imagine beginning with broad theoretical questions, but I’d also like to suggest that we spend some time getting our hands dirty with prototypes and wireframes. Perhaps a DSE UI challenge?
Biography: I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at the University of Victoria. My research interests include victorian poetry, interactive digital media, social media, interface design, human-computer interaction, knowledge and content management systems, and theories of digital scholarly editing.