Department of Informatics


Workshop: How to Fix Absolutely Anything

Wednesday 21 March 16:00 until 18:00
Digital Humanities Lab - Silverstone Building (Second Floor)
Speaker: Alex Peverett
Part of the series: Sussex Humanities Lab Digital Methods Open Workshop Series

From contemporary historians and archivists working with born digital data to media archaeologists, there is an increasing academic interest in accessing and using old equipment and media apparatus. Needs vary. Some have a pragmatic need to access files on a microcomputer incompatible with modern machines. Others seek to recreate the sensory experience of previous media forms. These goals create a requirement for researchers to obtain, fix and maintain old machines. This workshop will cover how best to approach these activities, where to source information and parts, and a hands-on introduction to carrying out some common repairs. The aim of this workshop is to give participants an overview of repairability to enable them to judge the specific demands their research may present.

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You should bring a laptop computer to the workshop. The workshop leader may contact you to advise you to install particular software before the session. If you come to the Digital Humanities Lab at 3.30pm (half an hour before the session) one of our technical staff can assist you with this.

If you have any questions about this workshop series please email the series convenor, Ben Roberts, in the first instance:

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Posted on behalf of: Sussex Humanities Lab
Last updated: Monday, 5 March 2018