reaching out

i really admire the amount that my university reaches out to students in Umeå. there are different days all through the year when students are invited in to listen or experience or experiment. this friday is one such day and i have the honor of representing the Department of Modern Languages to 4 groups of 12 and 13 year olds. we will begin by watching a movie (gotta love imovie) which shows what we are working on now, interesting projects combining the humanities and IT – world wide, and finishes by proposing future research in keeping with the theme of the students being the agents of future research, they will move through 5 stations: machimina, blogging, hypertexts, gaming, and a poetry project. very much looking forward to interacting with the students!