Talking About Teaching in New (Digital) Times

October 19, 2011

Caroline Bruzelius, Todd Berreth

What is knowledge?  What is the most effective way to teach?  This term “Gothic Cathedrals,” taught by Caroline Bruzelius and Todd Berreth, is experimenting with a fusion of online learning (recorded lectures on Panopto) and in-class teamwork to involve students in more a engaged and “hands-on” learning experience.  Todd and Caroline will talk about how they are conducting this educational experiment.

You can see the course website here – be sure to check out some student projects.

Relevent readings: Thomas and Brown, A New Culture of Learning

Google Maps & Google Earth

October 7, 2011 — October 14, 2011

Victoria SzaboSarah Goetz

In these two sessions we will practice authoring mulit-layered Google Maps and Google Earth projects in support of digital humanities projects. We will focus on placing Sketchup 3D models in maps, text and multimedia annotation, point and polygon overlays, data imports from GIS shapefiles, online tours, and web-based map publication.

Critical Visualization Studies

October 5, 2011

Mark Olson

For the first Get Wired @ Lunch discussion, Mark would like to explore the implications of recent critical work in visual and media studies on our modeling and mapping endeavors. His hope is that we can begin a sustained dialogue about the (hopefully productive) tensions between critical work in visual studies and our practices of historical geospatial visualization. He’s selected two essays from a recent issue of Visual Studies to serve as a launching point for our discussion:

The algorithmic turn: photosynth, augmented reality and the changing implications of the image by William Uricchio

Geomedia: on location-based media, the changing status of collective image production and the emergence of social navigation systems by Francesco Lapenta