Announcing the First Annual Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Winners

By Katina|November 30, 2016|Announcements|0 comments

Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants Awarded to Seven GC Students The Futures Initiative is delighted to announce that the first annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grants will be awarded to seven outstanding doctoral students at the Graduate Center. The grant recipients were chosen by a six-person selection committee from a pool of 66 highly competitive applications across many fields. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient

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Virtual Mapping

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 5, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

This past October at our first public Futures Initiative event at the Graduate Center, Curtis Wong, the Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, gave a talk entitled “Mapping the Universe and Other Small Things.” In his talk, he mentioned a study from 1993 that asked children to a) point out Madagascar on a world map, and b) point out Yoshi’s Island in Super Mario World:   As shown in his slide, there is a

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A Digital Storytelling Odyssey: Mapping the Universe and Other Small Things with Curtis Wong

By Michael Dorsch|October 27, 2014|FI Events, Reflection|0 comments

CUNY’s Futures Initiative hit the ground running on October 3rd with its first official event—an awe-inspiring digital storytelling odyssey that took the audience from the early days of interactive software and CD-ROMs to multi-dimensional spatiotemporal explorations of deep space. Curtis Wong, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, shared with us an insider look at many of the stunning projects he’s been involved with over his long career in educational media development

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Mapping the Universe and Other Small Things: Curtis Wong, at GC Oct 3

By Cathy Davidson|September 17, 2014|FI Events|0 comments

“Mapping the Universe and Other Small Things: The Quest for Story-Based Exploratory Learning.” Curtis Wong, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research October 3, 10 am. Science Center, Room 4102 Graduate Center, CUNY Seating limited (no reservations) Abstract: This talk deconstructs a number of critically acclaimed interactive media projects across vastly different topics ranging from music, art, astronomy, history, economics, cultural history, physics and data visualization to reveal a common information architecture mapping

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