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    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM
    Subject: Alex Gil started the topic d3.js workshop in the forum NYCDH
    Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Alex Gil started the topic d3.js workshop in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “when: April 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    where: Studio@Butler, Butler Library 208b, Columbia University

    At the root of complex interactive visualizations are simple, data-driven
    shapes. This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the D3.js
    JavaScript library, and will walk participants through the steps necessary
    to use data to control and customize the visual attributes of elements in a
    browser. Included will be an overview of JavaScript data types, an
    introduction to JSON, and a summary of the D3 enter-update-exit pattern:
    the building blocks from which to build scalable, dynamic visualizations
    for a range of contexts.

    Experience with JavaScript is a plus, but not required. Basic experience
    with HTML and CSS recommended. Please bring a laptop with Google Chrome
    installed.

    This event is open to Columbia affiliates and the NYC-DH community. If
    you’re coming from outside Columbia, please let Alex Gil know at
    agil@columbia.edu.

    https://studio.cul.columbia.edu/ai1ec_event/d3-js-workshop/?instance_id=

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    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 7:08 PM
    Subject: Alex Gil started the topic “How to Kill Facebook”: Eben Moglen on
    Privacy and Social Networks in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital
    Humanities]

    Alex Gil started the topic “How to Kill Facebook”: Eben Moglen on Privacy
    and Social Networks in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “When: March 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Where: Studio@Butler, Butler Library 208b, Columbia University

    Universities were the freest places in human society to compute–and
    therefore to read, communicate and learn–from the beginning of computing
    until yesterday. They are no longer. Mostly, you did it to yourselves. Some
    of it is being done to you. In this post-Snowden talk, Eben Moglen, founder
    of the Software Freedom Law Center and Professor at Columbia Law School,
    will discuss what has happened, why you should not want to live this way
    one millisecond longer, and how you can begin to reclaim your technological
    freedom in order to safeguard your political liberty.

    This event is free and open to the public. If coming from outside the
    university let Alex Gil know at agil@columbia.edu.

    Link to the event:

    https://studio.cul.columbia.edu/ai1ec_event/how-to-kill-facebook-eben-moglen-on-privacy-and-social-networks/?instance_id=8016

  • Please join the Ph.D. Program in English, GC Digital Initiatives, and CUNY DHI on Friday, March 27 2015 from 4pm-6pm (Room 4406, Graduate Center, CUNY):

    Books Matter: Circulating Digital and Printed Texts

    [caption id="attachment_960" align="alignright" width="300"]"Bookshelf spectrum 2.0 - mission accomplished!" by flickr user Pietro Bellini “Bookshelf spectrum 2.0 – mission accomplished!” by flickr user Pietro Bellini[/caption]

    What is the place of the printed book in an era of digital reading devices and web-based publishing, and how have digital workflows changed academic publishing? How are digital texts circulating in new and varied forms? This roundtable will explore how the growth of digital media has altered the material form of the printed book and posed new challenges for institutions, such as libraries, that are focused on providing access to them.

    Jeffrey Binder, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Erin Glass, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Matthew K. Gold, Graduate Center, CUNY
    Steve Jones, Loyola University Chicago
    Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia
    Marion Thain, New York University

    Reception to follow

  • Matthew K. Gold started the topic Fwd: John MacFarlane on pandoc at Columbia in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative via email 6 days, 19 hours ago

    Forwarding from Grant Wythoff at Columbia

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    From: Grant Wythoff <grant.wythoff@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:10 AM
    Subject: Re: John MacFarlane on pandoc at Columbia
    To: “Matthew K. Gold” <mattgold@gmail.com>

    John MacFarlane, <http://johnmacfarlane.net/&gt; chair of the philosophy
    department at the University of California, Berkeley and author of numerous
    pieces of software for humanities research, is visiting the Group for
    Experimental Methods in the Humanities <http://xpmeth.plaintext.io/&gt;. He
    will give a presentation on Pandoc, a tool for authoring academic documents
    using plain text, and lead a workshop on writing filters for Pandoc.

    The event will take place next Wednesday, March 25 at Columbia’s Butler
    Library, room 208b, 4:30p.

    All are welcome!

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic DH project for NYC research. in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative via email 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    That’s great, Sharon — thanks for sharing this!

  • Hi All,

    NYU has announced its Spring 2015 DH talks. CUNY DHI will be announcing its
    lineup very soon. Thanks for your patience!

    Best,

    Matt

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    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM
    Subject: Jennifer Vinopal started the topic NYU public events for spring
    2015 in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Jennifer Vinopal started the topic NYU public events for spring 2015 in the
    forum NYCDH Announcements

    “Hi, everyone,
    NYU has three fantastic public events coming up that will be of interest to
    this community.

    Note: These events are open to the public; registration is not required.
    All workshops will be held in Bobst Library’s Avery Fisher Center.
    Attendees without an NYU ID card should enter at the guard’s desk in the
    library’s atrium.

    Polonsky Foundation Public Lectures in Digital Humanities

    Follow the links below for more information.

    Molly O’Hagan Hardy: The Presence of the Past April 2nd, 5-6:30pm
    With examples from the eighteenth-century transatlantic book trade as
    represented in library catalogs and content databases, Molly O’Hagan Hardy
    will examine time’s traces in the archives and how such traces can be
    re-conceived or eclipsed in digital humanities projects.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936777

    Miriam Posner: Head-and-Shoulder-Hunting in the Americas May 28th, 1-2:30pm
    Between 1936 and 1967, Walter Freeman, a prominent neurologist, lobotomized
    as many as 3,500 Americans. In this presentation, Miriam Posner will detail
    her efforts to understand why Freeman was so devoted to this practice,
    using computer-assisted image-mining and -analysis techniques.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936778

    Mark Algee-Hewitt June 4th, 1-2:30pm
    TBD.

    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=939707

    Jennifer Giuliano: Humanities Infrastructure versus the Digital Humanities
    June 9th, 1-2:30pm
    This lecture will explore the ways in which digital humanities and its
    associated research projects have challenged the often-overlapping, but
    frequently problematic, technical and social architectures of the academy.
    http://nyu.libcal.com/event.php?id=936781

  • Hi All,

    Please see below and please apply!

    Best,

    Matt

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    From: NYC Digital Humanities <wordpress@nycdh.org>
    Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    Subject: Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad
    Student Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements [NYC Digital Humanities]

    Jennifer Vinopal started the topic CFP – Second annual NYCDH Grad Student
    Award in the forum NYCDH Announcements

    “We are pleased to announce our second annual cross-institutional NYCDH
    digital humanities graduate student project award. We invite all graduate
    students in the city of New York to apply by August 1, 2015. First prize
    winner(s) will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner up positions will
    receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have the opportunity to
    receive support from one or more of the many centers affiliated with NYCDH.
    Winners will also receive exposure on our site and through our social media
    outlets.

    More information on the award and how to apply:

    http://nycdh.org/nycdh-sgpa-2015/

    Please share this with your colleagues, graduate students, and other local
    DH information networks.”

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic DiRT Tools Repository Plugin in the forum Group logo of Digital Humanities InitiativeDigital Humanities Initiative 3 weeks ago

    Also, if you are an administrator of another group on the Commons, you can enable this plugin for that group. Enjoy!

  • Hi All,

    The Commons has recently completed work on a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in which we have collaborated with the University of California at Berkeley to encourage usage of the DiRT Directory ( http://dirtdirectory.org/ ).

    The Commons team has created a WordPress Plugin ( https://wordpress.org/plugins/dirt-directory-client/ ) that integrates the DiRT directory into a WordPress/BuddyPress site.

    We have implemented the plugin on the CUNY Academic Commons and I have activated it for this group. The plugin adds a new tab to our group site, “Digital Research Tools.” Through it, you can see what digital tools are used by members of this group, and you can also visit the directory on the Commons and note which tools you use – http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/tool/

    For more on this plugin, please see our documentation page — http://codex.commons.gc.cuny.edu/dirt/ . Many thanks to Commons developer Boone Gorges for his work on the plugin, to our UX team (Chris Stein and Samantha Raddatz) for their feedback, and to Scott Voth for putting together this documentation.

    If you have any questions about how this works, please let us know. For now, I hope that this provides a good way to see who else in the CUNY community is using various digital tools that interest you.

    Best,

    Matt

  • Matthew K. Gold replied to the topic WordPress Consultant? in the forum Group logo of Wordpress HELP!!Wordpress HELP!! – Forum via email 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Diana,

    Scope is important in answering this question. Here are some questions to
    consider:

    — Do you just need a few hours with the initial set up of the course blog,
    or are you looking for help throughout the semester?
    — Will it be a single blog for a single course or are you looking for
    someone to help with multiple sites?
    — Are there any custom features you will need?
    — Are you planning to use a standard theme or are you looking for custom
    design?
    — How many faculty members will this person be working with?
    — Are you looking for technical help, pedagogical advisement, or both?
    — How many hours per week would you expect this person to be working with
    you?
    — Will this person need to do support in addition to set up? Will this
    person need to create documentation and support materials?

    If the term/hours are limited, you could go with a flat fee (and the amount
    would really depend on the scope — anywhere from $3000 – $5000 would help
    you with initial set up, but if you are looking for more sustained help,
    you will need more). As a point of comparison, Instructional Technology
    Fellows at the Macaulay Honors College earn about $31k/year for 15 hours of
    work a week http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/itfprogram/

    Best,

    Matt

  • Matthew K. Gold commented on the post, Bootstrapping an emergency library backup site, on the site Emerging Tech in Libraries 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Great idea. Hope this gets supported institutionally!

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