The Face of Interface: Studying Interface to the Scholarly Corpus and Edition

  • Geoffrey Rockwell University of Alberta
  • Stan Ruecker IIT Institute of Design
  • Jennifer Windsor Research assistant for the interface design team of INKE.
  • Mihaela Ilovan A graduate research assistant for the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments.
  • Daniel Sondheim University of Victoria
Keywords: Interface, Interface Research, Corpora, Print and the Web

Abstract

How can we study the interface of scholarly knowledge across print and digital epochs? To ask about interface across epochs is to take a concept that makes sense in the digital world and anachronistically bring it to bear on print in a way that could confuse both. Nonetheless we need to develop ways of thinking about the relationship between design, knowledge and audience across media, and to do that we find ourselves remediating concepts like interface. This paper takes the category of interface and adapts it to studying the design of the corpus and edition.

Author Biographies

Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta
Geoffrey Rockwell is Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Computing in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, 67 Assiniboia Hall, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2E7
Stan Ruecker, IIT Institute of Design
Associate Professor at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology. He holds advanced degrees in English, Humanities Computing, and Design, and has expertise in the design of experimental interfaces to support online browsing tasks.
Jennifer Windsor, Research assistant for the interface design team of INKE.
A graduate of Fine Arts, Visual Communications and Design. She is a research assistant for the interface design team of INKE.
Mihaela Ilovan, A graduate research assistant for the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments.
a graduate in Classic Archaeology, and studied Humanities Computing and Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She is currently working as a graduate research assistant for the interface design team of Implementing New Knowledge Environments.
Daniel Sondheim, University of Victoria
Lab Coordinator of the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victora. He has a MA in Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta and is a Project Manager for the INKE project.
Published
2013-08-11
Section
Articles