Extra Credit Opportunity and/or Useful for Research Projects

Prof. Lev Manovich, who we will be reading soon in our class, is offering a free workshop on visualizing social media data such as photos on Instagram. I think that this workshop would be tremendously beneficial for many of you who are studying various social media’s effect on language. The workshop takes place after class on Tuesday from 6-9PM, and registration is required. Go here for all the details and registration.

Similar terms for extra credit: 250 words discussing what you learned and did. Of course, you can cite the workshop as a part of your research for your final papers, too.

Extra Credit Opportunity: Women in STEM Night

On Friday, March 23 from 5:30-8:00pm, the Friedman Center at the New York Hall of Science in Queens is hosting a “Women in STEM Night.” This is a great opportunity for women interested in STEM careers to learn from and network with professionals in those fields. City Tech is participating in the event, too. The event is free, but you’ll need to RSVP here and bring your student ID. This is also worth extra credit with a 250-word write up with details about what you learned and who you met.

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After Class Writing: McLuhan’s “The Medium is the Message”

For today’s after class writing assignment, write at least 250 words summarizing what you had read in Marshall McLuhan’s “The Medium is the Message” and remember from our discussion during class.

Also, Jessica Roman told us about this educational video about McLuhan’s ideas, which I think is worth watching in whole or part:

Extra Credit Opportunity: Biomedical Big Data

This might be of most interest to PTW majors concentrating in biology, but others interested in big data and how presentations like this present complex data for an audience might learn a few things. If you attend this lecture and write at least 250 words about what you learn and how the presentation is given (e.g., focus on the structure of the presentation, what aids does the presenter use, what does the visual/PowerPoint aspect of the presentation look like, etc.). Details about the talk are in the PDF embedded below.

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