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September 2018

Digital Academic Identity and WordPress I

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9204

The purpose of this workshop is to help you establish a digital academic identity while becoming familiar with the WordPress platform. We will focus on utilizing the CUNY Academic Commons, helping you establish your digital CV, a blog, or both. We will focus on organization and design, including theme editing, managing content, custom menus and image use. We recommend that attendees come prepared with their CV (digital format preferred) and / or a blog idea or sample blog post. If…

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Lexicon of DH

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9204

With the remarkable array of digital tools available, it can be difficult to determine which ones you’ll really need, particularly when you're in the research stage. Perhaps you only vaguely understand what "digital humanities" is. This workshop will give an overview of digital humanities methods and will address how you find the tools for you. We’ll discuss the genres and lexicon of DH from text analysis to geospatial mapping and review some of the many online resource directories and resources…

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Introduction to Python Programming

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206, 365 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for Python beginners; a prior knowledge of programming is not required. Register HERE

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October 2018

Finding Data for Mapping: Tips and Strategies

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 3309

We have all seen those beautiful maps and infographics that show sociodemographic, political, and other types on information in a very easy-to-understand manner. But how are these maps made? and more importantly, where do they get the data from? In this workshop we are going to go through the processes that mapmakers usually go through when they decide to make a map, and we will talk about tips and strategies to get the data you need to build your maps.…

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Sound: Recording, Sourcing, Editing, Sharing

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9207, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Does your research involve sound? Would you like to learn more about digital tools for recording, editing, and sharing audio files, as well as finding new sound sources? This workshop will review some hardware, software, techniques, and concepts that are useful to scholars working with sound – be it music, voices, soundscapes, or otherwise.   Register HERE

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

October 22 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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