Logo Contest

St. Norbert College students only—here’s your first chance to get involved with THATCamp LAC!

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THATCamp LAC Logo Contest
Prize: Eternal glory (and $100)

In June 2011, St. Norbert College will host THATCamp LAC—The Humanities and Technology Camp for Liberal Arts Colleges. THATCamp LAC will focus on digital humanities research at Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as on issues surrounding technology and teaching.

If you’re still wondering what the heck THATCamp or “digital humanities” are, check out our FAQ.

When you visit the site, you’ll notice that our logo really isn’t that pretty. We need a better one. We need something that evokes the idea of the “liberal arts college.” Our logo will end up on flyers, on mugs, on t-shirts—it needs to be good.

So we’re holding a contest. Here are the rules:

  1. You must use the THATCamp logo as the base of your design. Here are the files for THATCamp’s logo (in a number of formats).
  2. Your logo must fit easily on the website’s masthead (lac2011.thatcamp.org). A very tall logo, for example, would be awkward. Wide is the new tall.
  3. Your logo should be simple, but invoke the ideas of “the Liberal Arts College” and “technology”: ivy twined with circuits, a Greek statue wearing white headphones, a graph depicting small student-to-faculty ratios. It’s your call (but probably not the graph)!
  4. Undergrads only, please!

For inspiration, browse the logos for THATCamp New England, THATCamp Virginia, or THATCamp Chicago.

Logos should be submitted to Ryan Cordell via email.

All submissions are due by January 28th.

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About Ryan Cordell

I’m currently Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. In the fall of 2012 I will join the English faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

I’m building a digital edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Celestial Railroad” at http://celestialrailroad.org that will aim to allow scholars, teachers, and students to follow the rich history of publication and editing “The Celestial Railroad” in American periodicals during the 1840s and 50s. This site will provide images and the text of each printing of the story, highlighting significant amendments or deletions, as well as any editorial introductions appended to the texts. I hope to build a web version of Juxta into the site, which will allow users to compare the text of reprintings on the fly and draw their own conclusions about the story’s reception and influence. I’m also hoping to build an interface to the texts that will incorporate timeline and geospatial data, so that users can correlate changes made to the story with its progress through the nineteenth century and across the United States. I maintain a “Celestial Railroad” development blog on which I report new historical and textual findings, discuss the technologies that I’m using to create the site, and update visitors on the project’s progress.

I write about technology in higher education for the group blog ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education.