Are you interested in knowing more about the basics of 3D Printing? Perhaps you have wondered about the ways in which your teaching (or your research) might be augmented or changed by incorporating 3D Printing techniques? If so, please join us for this interactive, hands-on boot camp led by Ann Anderson and John Rieffel (Union College). One of our goals for the event is to reach across the disciplines in order to integrate 3D printing into the humanities and social sciences. During this 90-minute event, we will provide a very brief introduction to 3D Printing, engage in a conversation together about the possible ways in which 3D Printing might help us to cross and/or bridge divisional or departmental divides in research and teaching, and actually print out during the event a 3D model, based on audience interests, questions, and ideas.
Alex Chaucer, Skidmore College
In this hour long MAKE session, participants will learn how digital mapping tools, such as ArcGIS Online and Google Earth, can be used for telling geographic stories and sharing online. Included in the session will be a hands on activity including mapping a spreadsheet of coordinates in ArcGIS Online, and georeferencing a historic map in Google Earth, creating a .kmz file, and creating a tour. Examples will be shown of other extensions of these tools in the digital humanities and other similar products. Session is geared toward the introductory user with no experience with mapping tools.
Prerequisite: Please come to the session with Google Earth installed on your computer and having created a free ArcGIS Online account with username and password.
Palma Catravas, John Cox, Dianne McMullen, Union College
Come experience a real world example of how a collaboration between Music and Electrical Engineering provides an interdisciplinary experience for students. Participate in singing and recording a well-known folk melody with Union’s Camerata Singers and a music history class in several locations on campus and then come back to listen and analyze those sound recordings with students taking a course in digital signal processing. Participants will leave with an understanding of how these two disciplines can be integrated to provide students experiences from two very different perspectives.