There are a range of events, workshops, and lectures hosted by the individual programs and centers affiliated with GC Digital Initiatives. To see more GCDI events, check out the GC Events & Workshops Calendar below.
What might an ethics beyond compliance look like? Perhaps even an activist ethics? This workshop will review the basics of ethical concerns unique to digital research and projects, focusing on levels and range of impact. Bring your research and project ideas and we will workshop through various ethical concerns and conundrums that may arise. Register here.Find out more »
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of analyzing text using easy-to-use tools that do not require any programming knowledge. We will cover how to begin exploratory analyses of your text corpus using tools such as the web-based Voyant, the iPhone app Textal, and the ProtAnt program. Participants will be able to find word and phrase frequencies, see keywords in context, and examine the prototypicality of their text. Register here.Find out more »
When: Thursday, April 27th, 11AM - 2 PM Where: Science Center (The Graduate Center, CUNY, 4th floor) Who: Open to GC community and the public Participation is free, but an RSVP is appreciated. The GC Digital Initiatives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to celebrate Earth Day and to improve the quality of open access, free resources about environmental sciences and humanities. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and people from all over the world are…Find out more »
R has become an indispensible tool for academics in a range of disciplines for analyzing data. Many users come to it though with limited programming experience which can often lead to many more headaches than anyone should reasonably suffer. This workshop attempts to make R a bit less painful. Fortunately the past few years have seen a flowering of open source packages that have tried to do just that. We will learn about some of these packages and how they…Find out more »
This workshop will introduce participants to the core concepts of machine learning. We will first outline the differences between the major tasks in supervised and unsupervised machine learning (classification, regression, and clustering). We will then try a hands-on example of text classification to discussion topics such as data preprocessing, feature representation, and dimensionality reduction. For this session, we will be using the scikit-learn machine learning library. A working knowledge of Python is required for this workshop. Register here.Find out more »
This symposium will foreground an intersectional approach, recognizing that structures and experiences of oppression are connected, across online and offline spaces. We welcome all perspectives. Our keynote speaker will be distinguished scholar, activist and media-maker Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock, Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the…Find out more »