About DFMI 2020: Visual Methods

DFMI 2020 will offer instruction and practice in visual methods and skills for humanities research. All levels of knowledge about visual methods are welcome. The institute begins online (June 29-July 3), offering participants an opportunity to survey and discuss scholarship about digital field methods. Once participants arrive in Austin (July 6-10), the focus will shift to guided workshops, skill-building exercises, excursions, and workshop sessions. These two weeks are designed to provide hands-on experience gathering and processing visual digital media, while also providing space for exploration and experimentation. Featured speakers who specialize in visual field methods will also share their expertise. Visit dfmi.dwrl.utexas.edu for more information, rates, and updates.

2020 Speakers

We are pleased to announce three great speakers for DFMI 2020:

Craig Campbell, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin and director of the Intermedia Workshop


Heidi Rae Cooley, Associate Professor in the School or Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas and co-director of the Public Interactives Research Lab (PIRL)


Nathaniel Rivers, Associate Professor of English at Saint Louis University and past director of the Compass Lab

Check back here for more about these speakers, announcements about more speakers, and the full DFMI 2020 Visual Methods Schedule.

In the meantime, check out the 2019 archives on sensing methods and the the 2018 archives on sonic methods.