Spring 2016 Course in Data Visualization Methods

By Allison Guess|November 20, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

MALS 75300 Data Visualization Methods Monday, 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM 3 credits, Prof. Lev Manovich Be sure to  check out Lev Manovich’s spring 2016 course on Data Visualization Methods. Described as, “[A] class designed to teach students practical skills in visualizing and analyzing data, with the particular focus on cultural datasets.” This class is sure to be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about preparing data for analysis; summarizing data using

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GC Digital Initiatives Fall 2015 Speaker Series

By Kalle Westerling|October 28, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

The GC Digital Initiatives recently announced their Fall 2015 Speaker Series, and all of us Fellows will surely be coming to a lot of those events, and we think you should join us for them. Read more about them and RSVP via the links below. “TBD:” A Talk by Wendy Chun Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30-8:30pm. The Skylight Room. The Graduate Center. Increasingly, it would seem, the future is already known,

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Recap: Queering the Map

By Lisa Tagliaferri|October 2, 2015|Event Recap|0 comments

Jen Jack Gieseking, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, joined us October 2nd to discuss “Queering the Map” — speaking both about his personal research on the spaces of lesbian and queer women, as well as about geographic information systems (GIS) in more general terms. The event was open to the public at the CUNY Graduate Center, was livestreamed, and attracted a

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Mapping Our Network: DH2015 Poster Presentation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 18, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

[embedit snippet=”fibasicnetwork”] A small interactive visualization of our site network as of Spring 2015   One of the major research and pedagogy focuses of the inaugural 2014-2015 year of the Futures Initiative was mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). For a deeper look at some of this work, you can see the collaborative project of our Mapping the Futures cohort here, and Futures Initiative Fellow Michael Dorsch‘s Sociodemographic Maps of

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Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

The author with Futures Initiative Teaching Fellows and administration at the Year-End Celebration photo booth   As a Fellow for the Futures Initiative, it’s hard not to be forward-looking — the prospective horizons of higher education are not only suggested but contained in the name. And there is a lot to look forward to. Despite sometimes staggering inequities for students and prospective faculty alike, I can’t help but sense that we are on

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Invitation to join Fall 2015 Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group at Brooklyn College

By Lisa Tagliaferri|September 8, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

This semester, the Brooklyn College Digital Humanities Working Group will lead the Wolfe Institute’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Study Group, with the central text being Eileen Gardiner and Ron Musto’s The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Students and Scholars (Cambridge, 2015). Unlike previous Wolfe Institute seminars, ours will be guided not by a single faculty member, but by a group, drawn from such disciplines as computer science, English, history, sociology, and theater,

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