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3 months ago
Check out our updated events page for a peek at August Seminars from team members Bingjun and Ameya. Also upcoming on August 14th is a seminar led by our visiting data artist, Ben Shapiro. Check out Ben's previous presentation on "interactive geography" on Vialogues to get a sense of the interdisciplinary topics that will be...
We're forecasting producing 88 events in the Smith Learning Theater this year, and some of those events will be multi-day (even week-long) events. That's a result of our current staffing, and our experience of producing 2 events on average per week.* Why not more? I'm glad you asked.Production RolesMalik is currently our only full-time staff member with a majority of his time on producing theater events. "Production" in this case is a mix of communication with our...
a year ago
Photo by Johnny Milano for The New York Times Hurricane Michael is yet another reminder that the next twenty years is going to bring devastation to populations of living things around the w...
a year ago
Andrew found this interesting short video of a new studio at Microsoft. For anyone keeping tabs on our studio operation at the Gottesman Libraries, this is a chance to see much of our equipment at work (Tricaster! Presonos! Evo! Panasonic HE130 cameras! Arri Skypanels!):
a year ago
It's been more that 10 days since the New York Times reported on the record number of migrant children being detained by the U.S. government:Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017.
A bold title? Not when you're talking about the Smith Learning Theater. In Gary's words, it "underscores our commitment to producing unconventionally collaborative, custom-designed, authentic learning experiences that are playful, valuable, and inspiring."With our Grand Opening this week, join us for An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience—2PM Monday, Tuesday, and Friday....
2 years ago
Next Thursday, the Library is kicking off its fall series of Learning Theater orientation events, titled, "An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience."We would LOVE for anyone at the library who did not attend the June 23rd version of this event to experience it! Also: we invite you to bring your friends and family (13 years or older).If you can't make it, or don't get a seat (limited to 24 per show), don't fret! Starting again in late September, there ...
Hiya Edlab. I'm writing a short essay on AR versus VR—trying to chart out some ideas about how the Leraning Theater relates to this spectrum. I left some notes over on my blog. Please let me know if you have any favorite articles on the comparisons between these two approaches to creating content-rich, "immersive" experience as applied in general or to education more specific...
3 years ago
Our XMA partner Debra Noumair suggested this video: A spectrum of space
3 years ago
The atmosphere of suspicion and insecurity created by the undermining of truth provides the perfect environment for President Trump’s recent actions on immigration. The American university’s future, indeed its most fundamental reason for being, is imperiled by a government that constructs walls on the Mexican border, restricts Muslim immigrants and denigrates the idea of America as a destination for refugees. Read the whole opinion piece for an interesting take on t...