Save the dates for a series of CDLR events
February 15, 2012
The Center for Digital Learning + Research is planning a number of events this semester, and I would like to commend to your attention the upcoming talks and studio sessions. Exact times may shift slightly as we get closer to the dates, and will in any case be confirmed by dedicated event announcements closer to the date. Each of these events is designed to be open to the entire campus community, and we will be inviting colleagues from other institutions to the speaker series events as well. The attached flyer is meant as a quick save the date announcement, and you can always check our site for recent announcements and discussions: college.oxy.edu/cdlr
The Mellon Digital Scholarship Speaker Series brings scholars to Occidental to talk about their scholarly practice and their experiments in pedagogy, organization, and scholarly communication. As with many of our efforts, these talks are geared toward those Occidental community members interested in the intersection of technology and the liberal arts (let's take the phrase back from Apple) broadly construed, but it is our great hope that they will appeal to a significant set of faculty. We also hope that the talks will appeal to students and other academic professionals as well, and encourage you to inform and bring your students.
The Studio Sessions are part of a new initiative that the CDLR is launching this semester. In addition to our regular engagements with faculty (though learning communities and consultations) and students (through classes and consultations), we will be hosting a series of events throughout 2012 designed to provide hands-on tinkering with technological devices and the code that controls them. The Studio Sessions listed below (and a host of other workshops and events that we are developing) are part of a "Year of Collective Learning through Critical Making + Code" designed to get students and faculty experimenting with technology in ways that go beyond the end-user / consumer roles they are often expected to play.
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