Students listen to museum director Lynn Zelevansky

 

Museum Exhibition Seminar: Behind-the-Scenes at CMoA

The class got a special treat on an otherwise dreary Monday this week. We met up with museum director Lynn Zelevansky and associate curator Katherine Brodbeck to hear them talk about the intensive process behind creating the upcoming CMoA (and then traveling) exhibit Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, opening this Saturday, October 1, and running through the end of the year.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • UAG
 

VMW Toolshop: Project Management

This Friday's toolshop, facilitated by Kate Joranson, Alison Langmead, and myself, focuses on tools and techniques for project management. We have designed our discussion to encompass both available software and strategies for project planning and working with a team. For ease of accessing some of the resources we will discuss this morning, we have compiled a list of links in this post.

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  • VMW
 

Museum Exhibition Seminar: Past Themes

After a successful book-browsing session set up for us by librarian Kate Joranson, the class got to work exploring catalogues of related past exhibitions and conceptual books in more detail, picking out relavant themes, common connections, and interesting language. The class also began thinking about how these past exhibitions can relate to the one we will create. Hint: COLOR.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • UAG
 

A Whole New World: My Introduction to MedArt

This week marks the end of my second offical week working in the Visual Media Workshop on the Sustaining MedArt project. It's been an interesting transition from the physical forensics I performed as an archaeology major in undergrad to learning about digital forensics as an MLIS student. I've found a similar excitement to finding indiscrepencies in file trees, extracting themes from transcribed interviews, and small successes in using unfamiliar software comparable to finding potsherds on a dig site.

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
Exhibition poster, designed by Aisling Quigley
 

Data (after)Lives opens tomorrow!!

Opening Event: Thursday, September 8th, 4-6pm

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  • Decomposing Bodies
  • Graduate Work
  • Faculty Work
  • UAG
 

Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar Kicks Off!

This fall's HAA 1020/2020: Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar students began their journey into the world of contemporary Latin American art by exploring the exhibition catalog Open Work and pulling out some terms, phrases, and quotes that stuck out to them.

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  • Undergraduate Work
  • UAG
 

Is a Search Engine Necessary [to MedArt]?

A major trend that the Sustaining MedArt research team found in the interviews taken in Kalamazoo on the usability of the site was the assumption that a search engine would be useful or is necessary; many of the interviewees noted that it would be easier to navigate MedArt if there was a search bar or some kind of search function on the site. This trend made for an interesting inquiry on users' experiences with search engines. 

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  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW
 

Learning About Grounded Theory

While reading up on grounded theory I was having trouble coming up with a “grounded theory for dummies” definition that would help me with my own understanding of it. I started by reading articles by others who had tested grounded theory, used it in their work, and had come up with their own methods for applying grounded theory to their work. Everyone I was reading was starting with grounded theory but many were using different methods and achieving different outcomes.

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  • Current Projects
  • Sustaining MedArt
  • Graduate Work
  • VMW

Antonio Roberts, f(Glitch), (CC BY-SA 2.0)

 

Summer 2016 Syllabus: "Digital Humanities," MLIS Program, University of Pittsburgh

Please find a link here and below to the most recent version of the course that I teach in the Digital Humanities to the MLIS students here at the University of Pittsburgh. This and my PhD-level course have been going through iterations over the last three years. 

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  • Visual Knowledge
  • Faculty Work
  • VMW
 

Report from the Field: DH2016 in Krakow Day 3, 4

The last two days of DH2016 were filled with an exciting array of panels and plenaries, and tough choices had to be made once again. And because I forgot to include it last time for those curious individuals, the full schedule can be found here: https://www.conftool.pro/dh2016/sessions.php

 

Thursday

 

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  • Graduate Work
  • VMW