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Oct
2016

In Events of Interest

By Javier

Joshua Miele talk: “Digital Accessibility and the Making of a Meta Maker Movement”

On 03, Oct 2016 | In Events of Interest | By Javier

GC Digital Initiatives
Speaker Event, Fall 2016
October 20th, 6:30-8:00pm
Room C198, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Dr. Joshua Miele

“Digital Accessibility and the Making of a Meta Maker Movement”

 

GC Digital Initiatives and The Futures Initiative are excited to welcome Dr. Joshua Miele to The Graduate Center, CUNY, to speak on the topic of digital accessibility and maker culture. Dr. Miele is the Associate Director of Technology Research and Development, at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Low Vision and Blindness, and has spearheaded multiple apps, platforms, and resources that promote digital accessibility–including the Blind Arduino Project, overTHERE, YouDescribe, and many more. In his talk, he will discuss the philosophy that informs his approach to maker culture, and consider the essential role of digital accessibility in this formulation.

 

This event is free and open to the public, and we kindly request you RSVP in advance clicking here.

If you require accessibility accommodation, contact us at gc.digitalfellows@gmail.com, or call Lisa Rhody at (212) 817 8490.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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2016

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By Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

Call for Lightning Talks: CUNY DHI 2016

On 03, Oct 2016 | In Uncategorized | By Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

Call for Lightning Talk Presentations

“CUNY DHI 2016: Building a Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York.”
Monday, November 7th, 6:00-8:30pm
Ninth Floor Breakout Rooms, Rooms 9204/9205/9206/9207
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 21st (or until all presentation slots are filled).

After last year’s success, CUNY DHI and GC Digital Initiatives invite participation at the second annual “CUNY DHI: Building a Digital Humanities Community at the City University of New York.”

This event features a series of

  • lightning talks on digital projects from across the CUNY campuses,
  • Presentations from graduate student winners of Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants,
  • a reception to follow for discussion and networking.

How to get involved

CUNY faculty, graduate students, and staff are invited to submit proposals for lightning talks of no more than 5 minutes (with no more than 3 slides) on projects that highlight ongoing, current, and recent work in the digital humanities. We welcome all disciplines and even encourage presentations that include undergraduate participation. Groups may present collaboratively or individually.

Please check out our recap from last year for an overview of the types of projects and initiatives that have been featured previously: cuny.is/cunydhi2015.

To submit your lightning talk for consideration, please fill out this brief form to share a little more information with us (no abstract required!): https://goo.gl/j71U1B. Once you have submitted the form, we will contact the email address provided with further details.

Last year, we had eight of the CUNY campuses represented across presenters, and this year we are hoping for even more! For specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Rhody, Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives at lrhody@gc.cuny.edu or Javier Otero Pena, GC Digital Fellow at joteropena@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

Thank you for your interest in participating, and we look forward to seeing you there!

This event is sponsored by CUNY DHI and GC Digital Initiatives.

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