Here are two videos NML member Eathan Janney recently produced as part of his nml project, locateflow, which explores the nature of creativity. The first is an interview with Anthony Ptak; theraminist, artist, and educator. The second is an interview with another NML member, Samwell Freeman; physicist, programmer and artist. In each video, the interlocutors explore the definition of creativity, discuss how to move past creative blocks and perform an interactive creative exercise.
We are pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2013 NML Digital Dissertation Award. The quality of the submissions was outstanding, demonstrating the innovative work being done by doctoral students in redefining the dissertation.
Sonia González, Public Health, “Where can I get an HIV test? There’s an App for that.”
CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and we look forward to next year’s submissions!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years. Five years since I moved to New York City, and five years since I first started my work at the American Social History Project and New Media Lab.
It’s been an honor and privilege to have had the opportunity to work with so many of you. To learn about the work that you’re doing and hopefully share a bit about technology and what I do.
It’s been an exciting five years too. The rise of digital humanities, at least in the sense of it as a way of understanding the role that the New Media Lab fills here at the Graduate Center. I think it quite remarkable that we’ve gone from a time where it seemed we came from different walks-of-life to a space where we were learning to speak a common tongue. Now, the language of digital humanities has become a shared language.
While I think this does a lot of great things to push digital scholarship forward, I hope that we don’t lose what we had in the days before the jargon of digital humanities, the shared values, the philosophies and core ideas. Let’s not become too inward looking. Continue looking outward and the lab can continue being the communal space where digital humanists run into digital scientists, digital social scientists, digital everyone—a place not defined by the trendy buzzword but by the work and collaborations that are generated within.
It’s been a pleasure to work with each and everyone of you. Good luck in your future digital work, your dissertations, and wherever else your careers may take you.
P.S. The em-dash in this piece is dedicated to all the em-dashes that I’ve encountered in the last five years.
Wonderful, well attended NML general meeting earlier this afternoon! In addition to great project discussions with Kate O’Donoghue and Laurie Hurson, the masses came out to celebrate Aaron Knoll who is moving on to a new job. We hope he will drop in any time but we wish him the very best in this next stage of his professional life. He made such special contributions to the New Media Lab. Thanks for everything, Aaron!
Two of the projects presented at the last NML meeting are in the NYC Next Top Makers Challenge. This is the last day to vote for the Heart Matrix, or the Bike Computer. You can see all the prototypes from last week’s meeting complete with in-depth tutorials at the Lucidtronix site.
Above you can see the Heart Matrix Kit.
The Bike Computer's bike-shaped Printed Circuit Board. Thanks for voting!
Friday, March 29, 9am-12pm. Register here.
Instructor: Deb Stead
This three-hour workshop will focus on reaching the public via Op-Eds, essays, and interviews with reporters. We’ll cover the idea of news pegs, the art of pitching a piece to editors, the difference between journalistic and academic writing, the editing process, and techniques for talking to journalists who contact you about your work.
As part of this discussion, an editor and a reporter will talk about what they’re looking for when it comes to describing (and demystifying) research or study results.
Participants will learn how to:
Recognize a news peg on which to hang an Op-Ed or article
Pitch an Op-Ed or article to a publication
Work within the give-and-take of a publication’s editing process
Demystify complex concepts for a general audience
Work with reporters seeking information about their research
FREE and open to all faculty, grad students, and researchers. At the CUNY J-School, 219 W. 40th Street, NYC, sponsored by JustPublics@365.
Hi Folks, I’m doing a $20 class on skillshare called Teach Yourself to Code: One Month Rails. It’s an all on-line and intended for beginners.
Full disclosure, if you sign up I get a $10 credit. Learn more here: http://skl.sh/11gMyqN