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Upcoming Writing Workshops

Writing About the Moving Image

Learn how to write about time-based media like film and performance as resources for material culture research. This will be a two part workshop. The first part will present strategies and vocabularies for using these media as evidence; the second will be a peer writing workshop.

Part I: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

Part II: Monday, February 24, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | 5th Floor Classroom

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Upcoming DML Workshops

Location, Space, and Connection: Beginning Approaches to the Spatial Humanities

This workshop introduces basic tools and strategies for mapping connections between objects, people, and ideas we will use web-ready geographic information systems (GIS) tools in order to explore the spatial turn in humanities inquiry. Participants will develop skills in structuring data, expressing data points with geographic referents, and integrating visualizations into ArcGIS Online and other web mapping environments.
Anyone interested in attending is advised to create an ArcGIS Public Account in advance of the workshop (go here to create an account). Led by Andrew Battista, NYU Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems Services.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 12:15-1:15 pm | DML
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Object Photography

Soon Kai Poh (BGC) and Emily Frank (ISAW) will lead a workshop that introduces best practices for object photography from a conservator’s perspective. Framing object photography as a form of documentation and a tool for inquiry, the workshop will introduce basic concepts of photography and share tips and tricks for capturing effective images. There will be hands-on opportunities to experiment with approaches for photographing different types of objects from the BGC Study Collection and to troubleshoot other questions related to object photography.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras (or devices equipped with a camera) and questions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020  |  12:15-1:15 pm | DML
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Technical Imaging – A Brief Overview

Join Emily Frank (ISAW) and Soon Kai Poh (BGC) as they provide a brief overview of technical imaging techniques used by conservators and conservation scientists to literally “see things in a new light”. The presentation will discuss techniques ranging from multiband imaging to computational methods such as reflectance transformation imaging and photogrammetry, with examples that illustrate the information that might be revealed. As these techniques are increasingly found in published literature, we hope to provide a basis of understanding how this data is interpreted and the potential pitfalls and questions that linger.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020  |  12:15-1:15 pm | DML
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