I know that a couple people here are currently working on information graphics based on information from the Teachers College Record and our own library. On a related note, I found a graphic by a recent graduate of the architecture school on the density of wireless usage at Butler Library over a week during exam period for the fall semester.
Via archivist friends of mine: a quick and pretty animation on Digital Preservation, and how to do it right.
I just wanted to give everyone the heads up on an exhibition featuring work by our very own Erin Murphy who has been filming local teams for Architecture for Humanity's Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom.
Footage and stills by Erin are part of The Global Polis: Interactive Infrastructures, a show on contemporary experiments in planning, architecture, and design.
The opening is this Friday, May 15, 6 - 8pm at the Center for Architecture, 136 LaGuardia Place (just above Bleecker). The show...
From former editorial staff members of the more-or-less biannual journal N+1 comes Techne. Right now it's a website with the promise of being a quarterly print journal of technology and society beginning this autumn.
Keeping in line with N+1, its writing on Dubai is laced with references to Plato and Levi-Strauss shows up in a piece in which the author finds that someone else took the same photo she took on a walk around Brooklyn.
But most compelling so far is a chronicle of the limits of accessing technology in any form as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkmenistan:
In the town in which I taught English, however, there was no internet, and cell phones generally failed to get a signal, even though people began to buy them in 2008, claiming that if they stood on a roof on the edge of town between the hours of seven and nine pm they could receive text messages.
An aggregator for small university blogs.
In the vein of AfterEd's School ReDesign is Architecture for Humanity's 2009 Open Architecture Challenge: Classroom.
In New York, the group intends to kick-off the "Classroom Challenge" on March 3rd by providing designers and educators an opportunity to meet and form teams. AFHny will introduce the competition, a designer will discuss the services they will provide, and a teacher will explain the role they will ...
Related to some previous, recent posts on the blog the Chronicle of Higher Education today has a piece on a report released by Association of Research Libraries and the Ithaka group on scholarly resources and new models of publishing.
Given last week's EdLab seminar on design thinking and strategies I thought I would post an announcement for an ideas competition for the Red Hook food vendors who operate out of Red Hook Park most weekends between Memorial to Labor Days.
The site has the full brief, site plan, and recommendations for day visits to Red Hook to explore the site.
Our hope with the competition isn't to have a small group of polished proposals (although that's certainly encouraged). Rather we hope that individuals see this competition projec...