I’m more than psyched–why, I’d rate my anticipation as just short of stoked–for THATCamp, the user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities happening at the Center for History and New Media this weekend. But it’s also triggering a big old wave of imposter syndrome. The other campers all appear to actually, you know, do stuff with technology and the humanities. While I, um, have this blog where I occasionally talk about robots.*

My first visit to CHNM was about a year and a half ago. I’d met Josh Greenberg (now of the NYPL) at a conference, and Jeremy Boggs at another conference, and they urged me to come visit the Center next time I was in DC. So I did. I really wanted to see the place: I figured it would be a cross between Willy Wonka’s factory and the “real world” of The Matrix.** But I may have misconstrued the invitation. Read more