NYCDH Week 2017: GC Events + Workshops

January 27th, 2017 by Mary Catherine Kinniburgh Leave a reply »

The GC and NYCDH Week 2017

The Graduate Center is excited to host one of New York City’s largest digital humanities events of the year: the inimitable NYCDH Week! Hosted at institutions across New York City from February 6th to February 10th, NYCDH Week features workshops, events, and meet-up opportunities for people interested in digital work.

The GC is excited to host the week’s kick-off gathering on February 6th, which includes a day of project presentations, roundtables, and a keynote by our very own Dr. Stephen Brier, who is receiving the inaugural NYCDH Award for his contributions to the digital humanities community.

In addition, we’ll be hosting workshops at The Graduate Center all week, and have posted the events specifically at our institution below. We invite you to register in advance to ensure your spot, and to check out the full lineup (over 30!!!) of city-wide workshops at the NYCDH Week website.

NYCDH Week Workshops at the GC

“Machine Learning: A Primer”

February 8th, 10:00-12:00pm
Room C196.05
taught by Achim Koh

Description:

In recent years we have seen words related to recent developments in computer science and technology, like machine learning, artificial intelligence or neural networks, be used increasingly in diverse fields of research and of the society in general. This workshop will survey basic concepts of machine learning. No specific background is expected. The goal is to provide some vocabulary with which one can get a sense of what these computational methods are about. In addition, we will also survey existing machine learning-related resources that one can explore to learn further; the resources will address technical understanding as well as critical thinking about the many implications of the technology.

Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/machine-learning-a-primer/

“Physical Computing 101 with Arduino”

February 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Room 9206
taught by Mary Catherine Kinniburgh

Description:

Join us for this absolutely no-experience necessary workshop to introduce you to the basics of using Arduino, an open-source hardware and software prototyping platform, so you can begin to consider and develop your own projects. In this course, we’ll use critical experimentation as a way to think about interactivity in our computational world.

Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/physical-computing-101-with-arduino/

“Introduction to Information Security”

February 9th, 6:30-8:30pm
Room C201
taught by Patrick Smyth

Description:

This workshop will cover issues of data security. What does it mean for data to be “secure”? What is data encryption? How might you begin to protect yourself from data surveillance, reconsider data storage, and think about personal privacy in an age of internet research? This workshop is designed for someone who has never really thought of data security as a humanities scholar but who might want to consider where to begin.

Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/introduction-to-information-security/

“Social Network Analysis for Humanities”

February 10th, 10:00-12:00pm
Room C196.05
taught by Alexander Nakhimovsky

Description:

Present the basics of Social Network Analysis (SNA): graphs, metrics, filtering, grouping; introduce NodeXL, Excel-based tool for SNA; do a couple of examples: (characters in Les Miserables; wordnet).

Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/social-network-analysis-for-humanities/

….and we have to add a GC Digital Fellow alumna round! Our very own Michelle McSweeney will be teaching two mapping workshops up at Columbia University’s Studio@Butler. Tell her we say hello!

“Introduction to Mapping with QGIS”

February 7th, 3:00-5:00pm
Studio@Butler, Columbia University
taught by Michelle McSweeney and Dare Brawley
Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/introduction-to-mapping-with-qgis/

“Making Maps into Webmaps with Leaflet.js”

February 8th, 1:00-3:00pm
Studio@Butler, Columbia University
taught by Michelle McSweeney and Dare Brawley
Register: http://dhweek.nycdh.org/event/making-maps-into-webmaps-with-leaflet-js/

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