Coming Soon: Tool Shed at the Honnold Library

Curious about Google Glass, Arduino, data visualization, or how to create multimedia projects? Wish to augment your technical knowledge when creating digital humanities projects? The Digital Tool Shed can help!

In addition to the makeover planned for the Digital Humanities Studio, the GIS Lab at the Honnold Library is going to be renovated over Summer, 2016, to provide an accessible, technology-rich, inviting space for the Claremont Colleges community to explore digital research tools. Experts in various technologies will be on hand to answer questions and provide tutorials, workshops, and consultations. This space will also available for professors, librarians, and graduate students to try out innovative pedagogy in a technology-rich active learning center, and it will provide the perfect showcase to present digital projects, unique primary sources, and more!

Conveniently located down the hall in the Library, the Tool Shed will be the primary partner facility of the Digital Humanities Studio for supporting multimedia-centered student and scholarly production. The Tool Shed will include flexible furniture, hardware, such as DSLR cameras & kits on loan, a “green screen”, post-production software, data analysis software, and a data visualization wall. Plans for an audio studio and oral history recording studio are also in the works.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley Sanders at ashley_sanders@cuc.claremont.edu.

Scripps Humanities Institute 2016: Interventions and Resistance

Our colleagues at the Scripps College Humanities Institute have put together their 2016 program of lectures, performances, and workshops around the important topic of violence against races, classes, and genders in the U.S. From their site:

“As agents of greater change, they further the urgent and necessary work of dismantling systems of inequality and social injustice and provide us with pathway to how activism and social justice can better shape our world.”

The workshops are limited to Scripps students (with reservation required), but the rest are mostly free and open to the public. There will certainly a variety of content to stimulate potential digital projects for Claremont Colleges students and beyond. Full info at: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/hi/2016-spring.