9/13 Twine Workshop @ 1-2 pm
9/26 Digital Storytelling through Photography: Peggy Peattie’s “Tales of the Street San Diego” - 11am-12pm
Digital Humanities Center, LA 61 (bottom of the Dome)
Join DH@SDSU and the School of Journalism and Media Studies for a lecture by Peggy Peattie, an award-winning journalist with 35 years of visual storytelling in the documentary tradition, with a concentration on social and environmental justice. Peattie’s images have been published in several book and magazines including Time, Newsweek, People, Sports Illustrated and Reportage, to name a few. Peattie’s lecture will center on her website Tales of the Street SD. The website is about our shared humanity. Peattie has been telling the stories of America's homeless individuals for more than 30 years, 19 of them in San Diego. Peattie will share her experience photographing the “residentially challenged” people among us and her process of curating the photos on her website. Join us as she takes us on a journey of storytelling through the digital humanities.
10/2 DH Faculty Research Group 12:30-1:30
10/29 First they came for Craigslist: Free speech, censorship, and online sex work in the Trump era. Chelsea Reynolds - 11am-12pm
11/6 DH Faculty Research Group 12:30-1:30
11/7 After-School Electronic Literature Showcase and ARC Kickoff Event 4:30 -6pm Digital Humanities Center - LA 61
SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative partnered with arc, a California-based company focused on empowering youth, to create an after-school electronic literature program for local high school students. Join us as these students visit SDSU to celebrate the conclusion of the program, discuss their experiences, and showcase their work.
11/13 DH Student Interdisciplinary Networking Event: Meet, Greet, Collaboreat 1-3pm
Have an idea for a (digital) project but need other students to help make it happen? Undergrad and graduate students from all departments (programmers, visual artists, filmmakers, writers, etc.) are invited to gather and network. The event will focus on facilitating creative and academic partnerships. Let's discover how we can work together!
12/4 DH Faculty Research Group 12:30-1:30
12/5 DH Mini Showcase: ENGL562 + HIST 496A
February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7: DH Faculty Research Group
12 – 1 in the Digital Humanities Center (LA 61)
The DH Faculty Research Group is a monthly discussion group, wherein we read and discuss recent scholarship in the field of digital humanities over a yummy lunch. Feel free to come to any and all meetings, and invite your colleagues and top graduate students.
For our first meeting, we will continue our discussion of DH Infrastructure, started last semester with Patrik Svensson's talk. We will read excerpts from Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, eds. Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski (University of Illinois Press, 2015). The text is available as an e-book from our library.
"Introduction" by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski (1-27)==*this is the primary text for discussion*
Chapter 2: "Fixed Flow: Undersea Cables as Media Infrastructure" by Nicole Starosielski (53-70)
Chapter 3: "'Where the Internet Lives': Data Centers a Cloud Infrastructure" by Jennifer Holt and Patrick Vonderau (71-93)
February 15th: Digital Children's Literature, a talk by writer and scholar Mark C. Marino (USC)
3:30 – 4:30 in the Digital Humanities Center (LA 61)
Marino is a professor of Writing at USC and author, with his two kids, of the digital interactive children's story Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House. Marino will discuss this work as well as the emerging international field of born-digital children's literature, based on his work curating an exhibition for the Electronic Literature Organization in Porto, Portugal (June 2017). This talk is sponsored by SDSU's Common Experience: Imagination.
March 14th: Twine Workshop
12:30-2pm, Digital Humanities Center, LA 61
Led by Kristin Herr (SDSU class of 2018)
What is Twine?
Twine is a simple-touse web-based platform for writing electronic literature & videogames.
How easy is Twine?
So easy that someone coding experience will be able to make a game in an hour
What to bring?
Bring a laptop.
If you are interested in the electronic literature competition, don't miss this workshop!
Chidren's Literature Competition 2018
Winning Works Displayed at the Digital Humanities Showcase on April 27
$250 Cash prize
SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 15th BY MIDNIGHT
Submit a link to your best born-digital work to email@example.com
Electronic Literature Competition 2018
Winning work will be displayed during the Digital Humanities Showcase on April 27
$250 Cash prize for the Best Creative work & best scholarly essay
SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 15th BY MIDNIGHT
Questions/Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 17th: 45 Years of Cell Phones: Reflections on Social Impact, with Martin Cooper
4:00 - 5:00 at Digital Humanities Center. LA 61
The very first cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper. While working for Motorola, he led the team that developed the innovative technology. There were earlier types of mobile phones, though Cooper's invention was the first to utilize "cellular technology;· and it began the mobile revolution that has transformed almost every aspect of modern society. In 2007, Time magazine named him one of the top 100 inventors in history.
Now, more than four decades after his famed phone call, Martin Cooper comes to SDSU to reflect on the social impact of the cell phone. Some of these changes were anticipated, though as with most technologies, some of the effects were not. Cooper will discuss the technology's influence on social interactions, politics, along with his thoughts on the persistence of the digital divide. New media technologies can have dramatic effects, though the use of these technologies is not evenly distributed to all segments of society.
Event presented by Digital Humanities and the School of Journalism & Media Studies.
April 27th: Digital Humanities Showcase and DH Center Grand Opening
10am to 2pm (ribbon-cutting at 10:30am) at Digital Humanities Center, LA 61
Come See How SDSU Students and Faculty Do Digital
Questions? Email email@example.com
September 12: Demoscene, or Decentering Digital Media
3:30-4:30 in Love Library (LL) 430
Piotr Marecki (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland).
Digital media, which are today dominant in social communication, serve also different types of creative expression (video games, new media art, electronic literature, demoscene). It is trivial to say that digital media are dominated by the English language. Both most recognized theoretical texts as well as canonical works are in the English language. And it is the West that is treated as dominant in this area. However, only over the past few years have we seen a new trend emerging, one which aims to discover what has happened in areas that the center has meaningfully called the “end (s)”. Particularly interesting are the perspectives and phenomena that have developed without influence or inspiration from the center in question (for example, communist countries beyond the Iron Curtain or the non-Latin languages, like Arabic or Chinese).
There is no strong scientific recognition of the distinctiveness of the approach to digital media in eastern countries. Both a lack of access to hardware and legal software under communism, as well as exclusion of the peripheries after the transformation gave rise to a number of local phenomena as cloning hardware, creating independent software, and widespread creative programming. The best proof of this is the demoscene – an underground subculture which developed in Europe (also in Central and Eastern Europe), with no comparable phenomena in other areas of the world.
October 19: Conversation with Pioneer of Electronic Literature Marjorie Luesebrink/M.D. Coverley
11 - 12:15 in EBA 254
Luesebrink has published multiple hypertext novels, collections of short stories, poetry, interviews, and articles on electronic literature. Marjorie Luesebrink is a founding board member and past president of the Electronic Literature Organization.
November 8: Why Should Humanists Care About Infrastructure
4:00-5:30 in Love Library (LL) 431
Patrik Svensson (Umeå University, Sweden and UCLA)
Patrik Svensson is Professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at UCLA. Svensson is the former Director of HUMlab (2000-2014). He spent the academic year of 2015-2016 as a a Distinguished Visiting Fellow/Visiting Professor at the Graduate Center, City University New York.
Recent publications include Big Digital Humanities (University of Michigan Press, 2016), Between Humanities and the Digital (co-edited with David Theo Goldberg, MIT Press, 2015) and Close Reading PowerPoint (on line publication). He consults on building spaces, institutions and infrastructure.
November 15: Digital Humanities@ SDSU: Welcome Back
2 - 3pm Digital Humanities Center - LA 61
January 23: Daniel Landou's Time-Body Study
Time-Body Study is a performative experiment created by Israeli media artist and researcher Daniel Landau exploring the boundaries of body, identity, and self using virtual reality technology. This live event includes a lecture and demonstration of an experiment where a participant wearing a virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) is re-embodied in the body of a 7, 40 and 80 year old person. Presented in partnership with SDSU’s Jewish Studies Program.
View the event photos on our Facebook page.
February 7: Lecture by UCSD Distinguished Professor of Literature, Dr. Seth Lerer on “Children's Literature and the Arts of the Book: Reflections in a Digital Age”
UCSD Distinguished Professor of Literature Seth Lerer visits to speak about book history, children's literature, and the book in the digital age.
Year of the Book series
4 pm, LL 430
February 18, 25, 26: Digital Humanities is a Proud Sponsor of Big Data Hackathon
Peterson Gym - Room 153
The Digital Humanities Initiative is co-sponsoring the Big Data Hackathon, whose theme this year is Public Health. This event is free and everyone is welcome to participate. Students, engineers, developers, programmers, journalistics, scientists, public officials, and community members are just a few people who may find this Big Data event of interest. Food and beverages will be provided.
February 27: DH Research Discussion
12 - 1 p.m., LL 430
Join us for a discussion on "In the Shadows of the Digital Humanities," a 2014 special issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, edited by Ellen Rooney and Elizabeth Weed. The journal is freely available through our library catalog. Download the special issue here.
March 22: Twine Workshop and Lecture with Porpentine Heartscape
3:45-5pm, LARC Lab, Storm Hall 204 (Workshop) 7-8pm, Love Library 430 (Lecture)
Join us in welcoming acclaimed video game designer Porpentine, whose work investigates transgender identity, sexuality, and trauma.
Everyone is welcome, but space for the workshop is limited.
Hosted by Digital Humanities Collaborative.
March 22: DIY Publishing panel with Dr. Adam Hammond and Jenny Minniti-Shippey, MFA, of SDSU’s Dept. of English, and special guest, April Peveteaux, author of blog-turned-book Gluten is my Bitch (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2013).
Year of the Book series
2pm, LL 430
April 10: DH Scholarship at SDSU
12 - 1 p.m., LL 430
Please join us for short talks given by two our new faculty members, Nathian Rodriguez (JMS) and Bridget Gilman (Art History).
April 19: Computational Poetry with
4-5:30, Love Library 430
Join us in welcoming Israeli poet, software developer, and new media artist Eran Hadas, who will discuss his work of poetry in the age of computation, as well as his collaborative projects including a headset that generates poems from EEG brain waves, and a documentarian robot that interviews people about what it means to be human.
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Studies Program.
April 28: Deadline for submissions for SDSU Student Electronic Literature Competition 2017
Cash prize of $250! All student submissions of born-digital literature of all genres and styles are welcome.
May 5: DH Spring Showcase
11am-1pm, Library Media Center
We are now accepting proposals for our DH Spring Showcase. DH projects related to scholarship and/or pedagogy are welcome as standalone projects or components of larger, works-in-progress. Projects may be fully digital or hybrid digital-analog. The showcase will feature a poster session, digital displays, and demos of SDSU DH work.
SDSU students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit and showcase their digital projects and works-in-progress. Submit a proposal using our easy, streamlined process here!
Now through Spring 2017: Exhibit Bookish: or, A Compendium of Student Work in the Book Arts at San Diego State University
On display in the Love Library Donor Hall, first floor.
Brought to you by Special Collections & University Archives, Library & Information Access.
December 6: Talk: Jessica Pressman (Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU) on “Bookishness: On Fetishizing the Book in the Age of its Disappearance” (Year of the Book series)
4pm, LL 430
December 12: DH Working Group - Digital Humanities Lab Design Workshop, Part I
12 - 1 pm, LL 430
Join us as we begin designing the new Digital Humanities Lab space we'll be creating in the Library. We’ll use this working group meeting to identify the types of user groups and core activities we envision this space supporting. Through this exercise we will begin to develop and articulate a shared vision for the future space. This will be the first of several working group sessions dedicated to designing our DH space. In preparation, please think about your own DH practice, whether current or aspirational.
Can’t make it? Please send your ideas to Pam Lach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
December 15: Pop-Up Showcase
2–4 pm, Love Library, Media Center
Student Showcase - The Book as Medium (Year of the Book series)
A curated exhibit of creative research and projects that explore the book in concept and/or form. Call for entries open until Nov. 30th. Email Cathy Nguyen at email@example.com or Riley Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DH Fall Showcase
An exhibit, concurrent with the Student Showcase—Book as Medium, that aims to display the wonderful diversity of creative-critical work happening in digital humanities across our campus. Call for proposals open until November 21. Questions and proposals should be directed to Pam Lach at email@example.com.
View the event photos on our Facebook page. | View full program. (.pdf)
November 29: Digital Humanities Collaborative Lab Design Workshop
Students from across departments should join us and contribute their ideas for the design of the new Digital Humanities Lab space in the Library. During this brainstorming session students will work together alongside DH librarian Pam Lach to develop and articulate a shared vision for the future space.
If you can't make it but would like to contribute, please send your ideas to Pam Lach (firstname.lastname@example.org).
November 14: DH Working Group Workshop,"Digital Historiography and Performance" with Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng (Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College), who will share forthcoming research.
Sponsored by Theater Film & TV
12:30 pm, Love Library, room 431
Light lunch provided. Please RSVP: email@example.com
Computer Technologies have impacted nearly every area of history and historiography. This seminar invites students to take stock of these changes in their own work. What does it mean to "do" performance history digitally? How have digital technologies shaped contemporary historiography? As theater and dance makers and artists of all types, how does one create work in light of the digital record?
3:30-5:30, SDSU LARC PC Lab, Storm Hall, Room 204
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat here!
September 19: DH Welcome Back/Working Group
Meet Area of Excellence new faculty
12 - 1 p.m., LL 430
October 4: "What is Digital Humanities?: A Conversation" (Organized by the Digital Humanities Collaborative, a recognized student group)
4 - 5:30pm, LL 430
A student-driven Q&A session with DH faculty Jessica Pressman and Adam Hammond (English & Comp. Lit), Nathian Rodriguez (JMS), and Pam Lach (Library). A great opportunity for students to meet one another and network, as well as forecast DHC plans for the 2016-2017 school year!
October 10: DH Working Group
12 - 1:30 p.m., LL 430
Faculty lightning talks on digital humanities-related research.
October 21: SD|DH Convergence: Learning through Digital Humanities @ USD
This one-day event will focus on Digital Humanities Learning for learners of all levels-- faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, high school teachers and students-- as we gather to share best practices and build ties between institutions. This event will highlight a variety of innovative DH approaches to pedagogy, students' DH work in classes and in undergraduate research activities, and faculty DH projects that engage students meaningfully in digital research. Sessions will include faculty and student presentations and workshop sessions on key DH tools (like Scalar). Our keynote speaker will be Prof. Alan Christy (History, UC Santa Cruz), who will discuss his work with students on The Gail Project, a large-scale long-term DH project on post-WWII Okinawa.
The SD|DH Showcase is free and open to students, faculty, and the public, and people are welcome to come for all or part of the day. Please register so we know how much space we will need and how much food to order. (Breakfast, lunch, and break snacks will be provided.)
The SD|DH Showcase builds upon the foundation established during 2015-16 by the NEH-sponsored Digital Humanities Pedagogy workshops (held at SDSU and organized by Co-PIs Professors Jessica Pressman and Joanna Brooks) to further foster our regional collaborative and implement digital pedagogy throughout San Diego.
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January 26 @6pm- Guest Lecture “The Future of the Humanities in a Digital Age”
The 22nd Annual Adams Lecture in the Humanities
Location: Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Montezuma Hall
Presenters: Dr. Vint Cerf, Vice President and Internet Evangelist, Google and Dr. Bruce Cole, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. and Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.
More information and registration
February 8 @12:30-1:30 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
We are reading The Modern Language Association (MLA), Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology.
February 17 @7pm - Electronic Literature Reading Event
Location: Love Library 430
Caitlin Fisher, Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture (York University, Toronto)
February 26 - UCLA's The Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium
UCLA Center for Digital Humanities
Jessica Pressman will speak on the SDSU Initiative
February 29: Deadline for CFP for 19th Annual Binational Communication (BINACOM) Conference “Digital Communication: Transformations, Innovations and New Directions” which will be held @ SDSU April 22-24.
The Binational Association brings together communication educators and students from the US/Mexico border region. The mission of BINACOM is to facilitate ethical communication and demystify the stereotypes associated with the border. The primary activity of BINACOM is to organize a biennial “encounter,” at which communication students and educators from across the region present and discuss their work.
March 3 @2:30pm - Twine Workshop
LARC Lab (Storm Hall, 204)
Prof. Adam Hammond (English)
March 7 @12:30-1:30pm - Faculty Research Group Meeting
March 24 @12:30pm - Workshop on Making Electronic Literature
Location: LARC lab
Led by Professor Mark C. Marino (Writing, USC)
Open to all students!
Learn how to make digital literature by a practitioner and scholar in the field. Get prepared to enter SDSU's first-ever student competition for electronic literature (April 2016) with a cash prize of $250!
March 24 @ 4-5:30pm - Scalar Workshop
Location: AH 4176
April - Electronic Literature Student Competition
SDSU's first-ever student competition for electronic literature with a cash prize of $250
Deadline Extended! Submit by Friday, 4/29 @ midnight.
April 1 and 2 - Digital Humanities and Foreign Language Learning Conference
The Southwestern Alliance for Language Learning Technology (SWALLT) will hold its conference at SDSU's Language Acquisition Resource Center. More information at: https://larc.sdsu.edu/swallt/our-conferences
April 11 @12:30-1:30pm - Faculty Research Group Meeting
April 22-24 19th Annual Binational Communication (BINACOM) Conference
Theme: "Digital Communication: Transformations, Innovations and New Directions"
The Binational Association brings together communication educators and students from the US/Mexico border region. The mission of BINACOM is to
facilitate ethical communication and demystify the stereotypes associated with the border. The primary activity of BINACOM is to organize a biennial “encounter,” at which communication students and educators from across the region present and discuss their work.
May 21 - NEH Regional Workshop in Digital Pedagogy
October 1 @11am - Salvador Plascencia
Author of the experimental novel The People of Paper
Location GMCS 333
October 3 - Big Data Hackathon
October 5 @12pm - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Location AL 266
Topic: "Readings from Between Digital and Humanities, edited by Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg (MIT Press, 2015):
October 6 @3pm - Digital Humanities and Global Diversity Area of Excellence Launch Event
Location: Love Library 430
October 23-24 - NEH Regional Workshop in Digital Pedagogy
Supported by a Level I start-up grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities, “Building and Strengthening Digital Humanities Through a Regional Network” gathers 30 faculty members from campuses across our region to work together to improve digital pedagogy for our diverse student populations and faculty needs.
November 9@ 12pm-1pm - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Location: AL 266
Topic: Matt Jockers’s Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (University of Illinois Press, 2013), Chapter 1, "Foundation"
November 18, 2015@8:00 am - Mobile Digital Storytelling Workshop
Workshop Presenter: Noah Geisel, 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year
Location: LARC Computer Lab, Storm Hall 204
Price: $70.00 Early Bird (Before 10/16), $80.00 Regular (deadline 11/4)
More information and registration
December 7 @12pm - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Location: AL 266
Topic: Tanya Clement, David Tcheng, Joao Barbosa’s “Distant Listening to Gertrude Stein’s ‘Melanctha’: Using Similarity Analysis in a Discovery Paradigm to Analyze Prosody and Author Influence” in Literary and Linguistic Computing, Vol. 28, No. 4 (2013). This article appears in a special issue of the journal titled ‘Digital Humanities 2012: Digital Diversity: Cultures, Languages and Methods” (edited by Paul Spence, Susan Brown and Jan Christoph Meister), and the entire issue just might be of interest to us.
Roopika Risam’s “Beyond the Margins: Intersectionality and the Digital Humanities” in the latest issue of Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 9 Number 2 (2015). This article is also part of a special issue, “Feminisms in Digital Humanities” edited by Jacqueline Wernimont. (Essay is available by clicking on the hyperlinkst above).
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May 19 - Reboot 2.0
The goal of Reboot 2.0 is to enhance intellectual energy amongst CAL faculty and to build a community committed to strengthening humanities research at SDSU through creative-critical and collaborative engagement with the digital.
May 12 - CTL Learning Community Showcase
Join us for a showcase of lessons and learning led by faculty and students from our Digital Communication Across the Curriculum group.
May 4 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Discussion of Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost’s Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (MIT Press, 2009), introduction and chapter 1, and Wendy Chun’s Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT Press, 2011), chapter 1, “Sorcery and Source Text”
May 3 - Mextasy Premiere
SDSU's own Bill Nericcio, a core member of the digital humanities faculty, will premiere his latest project at UCSD's Filmatic Festival the pilot episode of Mextasy.
April 24 - CTL Learning Community Meeting
April 16 - Lecture
Vicente Luis Mora: "From Sheltered Literary Production to Literature Out in the Open Air of the Internet: New Hispanic Practices of Production and Distribution of Literature"
March 19 - Electronic Literature Reading
Samantha Gorman and Danny Cannizzaro read from their iPad novel, Pry (2015).
March 2 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Discussion of Johanna Drucker’s Graphesis: Visual Forms of Knowledge Production(Harvard UP, 2014)
February 9 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Discussion of Franco Moretti’s “Conjectures on World Literature” (New Left Review, 2000 also available in Distant Reading (Verso, 2013). –We can pair Moretti with “cultural analytics” big data visualizations by Lev Manovich’s Calit2 Lab, available for viewing here.
February 6 - Tools Workshop
Citation/Research Management Tools (Zotero, EndNote Basic, Mendeley), led by Carolyn Baber (library)
February 6 - Lecture
"Social Network Analysis: Using Twitter to Visualize Opinions about Common Core State Standards," Professor Alan J. Daley(Chair of Education, UCSD) and Professor Miguel DelFresno (University of Madrid, Spain). Discussion moderated by Jessica Pressman.
December 9 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Selections from the multimodal journal Vectors: 1) Sharon Daniels and Erik Loyer, "Public Secrets," 2) David Theo Goldberg, Stefka Hristova, and Erik Loyer,, "Blue Velvet: Re-dressing New Orleans in Katrina’s Wake," 3) Caren Kaplan and Raegan Kelly,"Dead Reckoning: Aerial Perception and the Social Construction of Targets," and Matthew K. Gold’s "Digital Humanities" from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media.
November 18 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Digital_Humanities by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp (MIT Press, 2012) and Liu, Alan and William G. Thomas III, “Humanities in a Digital Age,” Inside Higher Ed (October 2012)
October 24-25 - THATCamp: Diving into Digital Humanities
THATCamp is “The Humanities and Technology Camp,” and it is an “un-conference” meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Collaboration between four regional institutions (SDSU; UCSD; CSU San Marcos; USD) to have interested participants engaged in the Digital Humanities and to create networks of collaboration. ThatCamp promotes working together and collaborating across disciplinary, departmental, and institutional divides.
October 14 - Faculty Research Group Meeting
Chapter 1: “Humanities to Digital Humanities ” in Digital_Humanities by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp (MIT Press, 2012).