March 15, 2012
March 8, 2012
Last week, we hosted the first of our Studio Sessions in the CDLR. Harnessing my interest in popular music, as a scholar and a performer, I thought that I would experiment with multi-track audio production using the iPad. I was inspired by all the iPad bands that are burgeoning on Youtube and especially empowered by this emerging genre that is heavily populated by women in Asia.
From my days of playing experimental music, I found that libraries are not only a day-job shelter for some of the most innovative experimental artists that I know (Khate,...Read More
March 7, 2012
I wrote a post about how I tinkered with the script of my Sound Maps on my personal blog yesterday. Our weekly Caffeine & Code meeting in the CDLR sparked a return to the "codeavors" that I began at the Scholars Lab during grad school. I thought I would share my reflections on coding, within the context of web mapping, with my colleagues at Oxy and beyond.
I played with Google Map API v.3 in OpenLayers today with the mission to fix a couple things broken on my Myspace Friendship Web Map. All of this is inspired by my recent revisit of my spatial (ethno)musicology at my UCLA talk on digital ethnography and the NCCSEM roundtable on alternative careers for ethnomusicology PhDs at Santa Clara...Read More
March 2, 2012
Dhiraj Murthy will be here on Thursday March 8 to give a talk on Twitter and social media. Dhiraj's current research explores social networking cyberinfrastructure and virtual organizations. His work on social networking technologies in virtual breeding grounds is funded by the National Science Foundation, Office of CyberInfrastructure. Dhiraj also has a book on Twitter under contract with Polity Press. He has done virtual ethnographic work and published articles both on his research findings as well as his innovative digital ethnographic research methods. Dhiraj founded and currently directs the ...Read More
February 21, 2012
I wrote a post about the delivery and results of "the Mixtape Project" assignment in my CSP course last fall on my personal blog. I'm cross-posting it to share my reflections with Oxy folks.
I teach courses on popular music. With analog nostalgia hip in our digitally enabled environment, the mixtape as an object and a metaphor now carries some fun resonance. In this blog post, I want to reflect on the Mixtape Project, an assignment that I designed with the intention for students to reflect on their own, immediate popular music worlds in critical ways, while utilizing course concepts learned from class...Read More
February 20, 2012
Mark Sample will be visiting Occidental on Thursday, February 23rd to give a talk on “Building and Sharing When You're Supposed to be Teaching and Writing.”
Mark will talk about his move toward assignments and projects in the undergraduate humanities classroom that emphasize making—as opposed to simply writing. He will also address the sharing aspect of these projects, which he sees as a critical intervention into the enclosured experience most students have in higher education. In addition, he will consider how this emphasis on making and sharing drives his own scholarly production.
Mark Sample Bio
Mark Sample is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at ...Read More
February 15, 2012
February 13, 2012
iPad Studio Session: Garage Band
presented by Center for Digital Learning + Research
Ground floor in Academic Commons (AKA Library)
Wednesday, February 29th, 12:30 - 3:30 with refreshments
The Studio Session on GarageBand is a hands-on engagement in the production of multi-track music recordings using the iPad. With instruments and gadgets, the CDLR will transform into a multi-station audio recording studio. We will use the iPad to record physical and software instruments and to mix the tracks into a song. All faculty, students, and sound-makers, without or without previous experience in audio performance/production, are welcome to attend. We encourage you to stay the entire time; but drop in if you can.
This Studio Session is the first...Read More
February 10, 2012
Join us in the CDLR on Monday February 13th for interactive live viewing and discussion of the 2012 Annual Meeting of EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Coverage starts February 13 @ 10:45am and ends February 15 @ 10:00am.
The theme of the meeting is Taking the Pulse: Connecting, Assessing, and Innovating and is geared toward faculty, librarians, learning technologists, and academic administrators. Topics include digital literacy, mobile computing, assessment and learning analytics, and social media. Read more at the ELI 2012 Conference website or view the Online Program...Read More
February 3, 2012
I gave a talk this afternoon to the ISIS community about the practice of doing digital scholarship. The community had some great questions about how to get started and what types of concerns members might want to consider at their liberal arts colleges.Read More