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Mon, Feb 16, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) Do you want to find out how geographic information (GIS) software can aid your research? This class will provide an overview of how ArcGIS software can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, as well as discuss starting points for obtaining data and ways for managing your GIS project. Examples
VFF: New Visualization Technologies for Promoting Cultural Heritage: The Case of Eremitani Church in Padua
Promoting cultural heritage means to allow people to enjoy it properly, to allow scholars to study it scientifically and artistically and to allow restorers to secure its consistence and intelligibility through time. The first step is to survey its physical substance and new technologies, such as 3D laser scanner and digital photogrammetry, help to deal with measurements under a degree of accuracy never before achieved. The virtual clone, obtained through a cloud of points, is an exceptional dig
The Rubenstein librarians are playing Cupid this Valentine's Day with a heartwarming display of historical love, lust, and romance. Here's your chance to read other people's love letters and pick up a few pointers on the secret language of the heart. We'll bring the candy. You bring the swoons.
Thu, Feb 12, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be availa
Hacking the Humanities: The Role of Deep Hacks, Deformance, Benevolent Spyware, & Creative Computing in Humanities Research
Wed, Feb 11, 2015: 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Edge: Workshop Room A panel of artists, researchers, instructors, and computer programmers discuss the role of 'hacking' in humanities research, teaching, and artistic practice. Panel members will engage the definition of hacking, as well as the term's historical trajectory and its contemporary use, and will present various examples of academic 'hacks'. Is 'hacking' more than a simple
Wed, Feb 11, 2015: 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Edge: Workshop Room "Deformance" has gained traction in recent years as an alternative mode of humanistic inquiry. First proposed by Jerome McGann and Lisa Samuels in 1999, deformance is premised upon deliberately misreading a text. In this talk Mark Sample (Davidson College) couples deformance with Nick Montfort's more recent call for “exploratory programming” in order to
Wed, Feb 11, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom) ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is a companion to the ArcGIS client that allows members of a gr
Wed, Feb 11, 2015: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Edge: Digital Studio In this workshop Dr. Mark Sample (Davidson College) will lead participants in a 'deep hack' exercise. Participants will perform a textual hack by transforming a source text in a surprising and unpredictable way. The hacks will be an act of literary deformance, algorithmic text generation, or automated juxtaposition. Along the way, participants will learn about how
ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is a companion to the ArcGIS client that allows members of a group to store and share spatial data online and that can be used independently or in conjunction with the client. We'll discuss aspects of the AGOL organizational account, adding and accessing content, creating map and feature services, creating and sharing web maps and presentations, publishing web applications, and using analysis tools.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 024 (CIT Instructional Technology Lab) CIT consultants will be avai