Mind Mapping: A Futures Initiative Session

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 23, 2016|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

During our last Futures Initiative co-working hours, the team spent half an hour doing some mind mapping to visualize our program and what it is connected to. This session was led by Futures Initiative Fellow Kalle Westerling. We are currently completing our second year as a program, and as we look towards the third year, we wanted to think about the spaces where we have impact and what areas may

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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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Fri., May 1 | Knowledge Visualization: From Abstract Space to Real Impact

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 29, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

André Skupin San Diego State University When: Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:30‐13:30 Where: Rm C415A, Concourse Level, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York In recent years, visualization has solidly established itself within the mainstream of contemporary society. From social media platforms to news outlets and academic publication channels, information is now routinely presented in highly engaging visual forms, often interactive and driven by live data. Whereas this

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Visualizing the Growth of HASTAC and HASTAC Scholars

By Michael Dorsch|January 30, 2015|Research|0 comments

HASTAC has increased from a few hundred members in 2002 to a thriving online community that now includes more than 13,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists working together to transform the future of learning. The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program has also expanded with 55 students in the program in 2008-2009 to 242 students in 2013-2014. As The Futures Initiative and HASTAC@CUNY join the ongoing community discussions within HASTAC,

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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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