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October 2018

Understanding (&) Building on the Web with HTML/CSS

October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9204

What's a website, how does it work, and how can I build one from scratch? This workshop will address these basic questions of building on the web while introducing participants to HTML and CSS, the two languages used to write nearly 80% of all websites (whose markup language is known). By the end of this workshop, students will have a better understanding of how the web works, and will have the tools to begin creating sites on the web from…

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Understanding Machine Learning

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206, 365 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Machine learning is ever more present, both as a tool in many areas of academic research and as a technology that shapes modern society, an impact that is in itself a subject worthy of study. In this workshop we will start from the basics on what is a machine learning, model, its components and some key concepts to understand research in machine learning. The workshop will hands on examples of some machine learning models with the popular scikit learn toolkit…

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November 2018

Format Your Dissertation Like a Pro: Writing with Markdown

November 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206, 365 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used in any text editor, is easy to read, and allows you to quickly convert your text into a website or a presentation. This workshop will introduce the basic tools for writing your dissertation with Markdown, including formatting of titles, headings, subheadings, quotations, and references. It will also cover the automatization of things such as table of contents, bibliography, list of tables and images. We will also touch on some of…

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Create A Rich Multimedia Narrative with ESRI Story Map

November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to create a visually engaging full-screen scrolling narrative with ESRI Story Map’s Cascade application. This free, easy-to-use, open-source tool allows you to blend narrative text, maps, 3D scenes, images, and videos in order to tell your story and engage your audience.   Register HERE

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Wearable Digital Poetics

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will explore the tactile and kinesthetic functions of the LilyPad Arduino. After a basic introduction to the LilyPad hardware and software, there will be open experimentation time with various sensors and actuators, with the goal of remediating a work of poetry using the LilyPad. In honor of the digital shorts, participants are welcome to bring their favorite short poem or to choose from our poetry grab bag. Register HERE    

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February 2019

Workshop: Fair Use and Digital Humanities

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A crash course on fair use, particularly for digital humanities projects that use copyrighted works as data. We will look at the wiggle room intentionally built into the language about fair use in United States copyright law, as well as the increasing importance of transformativeness in fair use rulings. Register HERE

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Workshop: Betwyll: discover the potential of social reading

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Betwyll is a social reading app, developed by the cultural association TwLetteratura since 2014, which allows commenting on texts by publishing short messages of 140 characters. Betwyll is free to download for mobile devices. It can be employed for multiple purposes and in different contexts: it can be employed as a didactic tool to make students read literary texts but it can also be applied to more performative experiences, allowing people to express their skills and at the same time…

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Workshop: Intro to Network Analysis with Python

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Networks are increasingly common aspects of contemporary life: social networks, transportation networks, information networks, citation networks, and more. Networks consist of nodes (individual people or things) and edges (links, relationships, or interactions) that connect them. Researchers increasingly use network analysis to investigate the structures and connective relationships of networks relevant to their discipline. In this workshop, we will discuss foundational concepts of network analysis, the different types of networks, some analytical tools and concepts and different types of plots. We…

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Workshop: Analytical Modeling of Historic Buildings and Artifacts

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is for anyone who is interested in learning more about digital modeling of the historic built world. The workshop samples some of the Building History Project's recent projects in New York and abroad, along with a more detailed case study of on going work with Metropolitan Museum of Art conservator Pascale Patris. At the end of the talk we will set up a follow up session using the museum galleries for an “on site” demonstration of the documentation…

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Workshop: Social Media Research Ethics

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Researchers across the humanities and social sciences are increasingly using data from social media in their work, and the troves of data available present unique opportunities for deepening our understanding of human behavior and contemporary culture. However, as datasets and tools for conducting social media research proliferate, many researchers experience increasingly pressing ethical questions about how social media data is gathered and how it is used. This workshop will introduce participants to core concepts of research ethics, and explore how…

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