Workshops

11/06/15

Jon Voss

 Strategic Partnerships Director, Historypin

Historypin

12:00 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public

This workshop walks participants through the major features of Historypin, a massive non-profit public history project with a global reach and local focus, and showcases innovative uses by museums and communities around the world; gives a hands-on tutorial on pinning photos and customizing Profiles; illustrates how to embed content on websites; and provides an overview of how any size institution can utilize Historypin’s free collaborative education and community outreach programs. Voss uses a demonstration set of content, but any participants that brought digitized photos and logo/artwork could have their own Profile up and running in the workshop.

 


 

12/04/15

Tara McPherson

Associate Professor of Critical Studies, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts

Scalar

12:00 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public

This workshop conducts a hands-on workshop on Scalar, “a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that's designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways, with minimal technical expertise required.” Scalar has been used to create publications such as Pathfinders, which “documents experience of early digital literature”; We Are All Children of Algeria : Visuality and Countervisuality 1954-2011, which incorporates video to examine the history of revolution and decolonization in Algeria; and The Nicest Kids in Town, a history of American Bandstand.

 


 

01/15/16

Jeremy Dean

Director of Education at Hypothes.is, Former Director of Education at RapGenius

Hypothes.is

12:00 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public

This workshop explores web annotation as an essential pedagogical practice for the 21st century classroom. This emergent technology allows Internet users to privately comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be leveraged to teach students traditional literacy skills like close reading but also newer forms of digital and media literacy. Workshop participants will be introduced to the pedagogical value of web annotation and gain hands-on experience with an open-source, standards-based annotation client. Participants will leave with a solid orientation in the basic functionality of web annotation as well as specific collaborative annotation exercises that can be used in the classroom.

 


 

01/29/16

Nathan Matias

PhD candidate, MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Field Experiments in Policy and Social Justice

12:00 pm | Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center (MPR2 )
This Event is Open to the Public / Registration is Required

Experimental methods are powerful tools for monitoring, explaining, and evaluating interventions in government policy and social justice. At the same time, the ethics of large-scale social experiments are under fire more than ever before. In this workshop held in the gym, we will run an actual experiment, estimate the effect of our policy idea, and hold a debate about whether we want to change policy based on the results of our experiment. For more details, see these blog posts. Bring your laptop if you have one.


 

02/12/16

Genevieve Schaad

Associate Program Manager and Mapping Operations Specialist, Google Inc.

Google Geo Crowd-Sourcing

12:00 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public / Registration is Required

Come watch an overview and demo of the common Google Geo crowd-sourced products: Google Maps, Google Mapmaker, Local Search, and Google My Business. You'll receive instructions on how to submit edits to Google's geographical data on those platforms (so feel free to bring your laptop or cell phone to practice!) and where to go for more information. Bring any questions you have about these products.


 

02/19/16

Travis Rich

PhD Candidate, Viral Communications, Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PubPub

12:00 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public / Registration is Required

The PubPub workshop will include an overview of how to start authoring and reviewing on the PubPub platform. The workshop will lay out potential workflows and ways to include rich and dynamic data, visualizations, and media in your published documents. The workshop will also detail how you can launch your own journal on PubPub.


 

03/07/16

Mia Ridge

Digital Curator, British Library

Crowdsourcing and Cultural Heritage

1:30 pm | Fondren Collaboration Space (B43)
This Event is Open to the Public / Registration is Required

This workshop will provide an overview of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage and consider the ethics and motivations for participation. International case studies will be discussed to provide real life illustrations of design tips and to inspire creative thinking.