My First Virtual Conference!

Just a quick update post! Last week I presented De’Cypher’ing the Matrix: An Investigation of the Manosphere and Red Pill Ideology at the 2021 Chesapeake Digital Humanities Conference.

This gave me a chance to rework/refresh an old paper with new research, and prepare the material for presenting in a different format. I had a ton of fun putting together my presentation with a digital audience in mind. The organizers recorded all of our presentations (thanks!), so you can watch mine here:

(watch original video)

(read transcript)

Originally I planned to do a comparison of my experiences at virtual and physical conferences, but due to some unforeseen circumstances I missed most of the CDHC programming. Still, I want to give a big thanks to the organizers for being helpful and responsive while dealing with various technical difficulties. My conference experience was still overall engaging and respectful. While I miss going to conferences, libraries, and classrooms in person, I think the academic community has done a great job adapting to our current limitations. Thanks again to the Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium for a great conference!