Past Events

DigLit is a relatively new club (1.25 semesters old!), but we’ve already held some interesting events.

  1. Rise of the Hackers: A screening we co-hosted with the CIS Information Security Group. The movie dealt with hacking, the RSA encryption algorithm as the foundation stone of the web, and how quantum computing could change cyber-security drastically.
  2. Tracking the Trackers: Our first workshop where we taught attendees how to see who was tracking them online (we used a custom build of Mozilla Lightbeam) and how to avoid the trackers and become ‘invisible’ online. We snagged an honourable mention in the Digital Innovation prize for our demonstration.

    Tracking the trackers
    Demoing our modified version of Mozilla’s tracking tool.
  3. Revolution OS: A screening about Linux. We quickly realized that certain topics don’t have mass appeal. It was a good film though.
  4. “Don’t be Always-on” awareness campaign: For a month we distributed table-slip comics in the Ratty and V-Dub. Each week there was a new comic that tackled some different aspect of the issue. It also showcased the club members’ considerable drawing talents.

    DigLit the bear comics
    DigLit the bear comics
  5. “Don’t be Always-on” forum: We held an event at the end of our campaign to discuss the effects of being always online and connected to the Internet. The success of this event was in no way related to the free pizza.

    Back in the Digital Scholarship lab for the second time.
    Back in the Digital Scholarship lab for the second time.