Jennifer Travinski told me about a new app for Android and iOS that launched today called Grasshopper. She describes it as a Duolingo-type approach to teaching computer programming. It has a slick design and friendly approach. Find out more here.
Alex Tiwary found this informative video that goes into some additional detail about the Bauhaus movement and its wide influences. If you search YouTube for Bauhaus, you will find other example videos that explore different aspects of this art and design movement we encountered earlier this semester.
This is an opportunity both for building your poetry writing chops and it is something worthy of including on a resume:
Interference Archive has just launched a new poetry and discussion series. We’re reaching out to you because for our upcoming May event we’re recruiting local college students who work in retail, food, and related industries to participate in a creative writing workshop. The workshop will be hosted in collaboration with Mark Nowak of the Worker Writers School (@WorkerWriters) and Retail Action Project (@RetailAction) and will be followed by a public reading and discussion on intersections of poetry and labor. We are asking you to invite 1-3 of your students to this unique opportunity and ask that they RSVP using this link.Logistics:When: May 31st from 5:30-6:45Where: Interference Archive
Please read the updated attendance policy on the syllabus. This was changed to reflect up-to-date City Tech policy.
This “apology” from Internet innovators and entrepreneurs is worth checking out. Consider what its interviewees say in regard to what we’ve read recently (e.g., Turner) and what we’re to read soon.
Before our next class, write at least 250 words summarizing the important points from the reading and lecture on Alexander R. Galloway’s “What is New Media? Ten Years After The Language of New Media.” Think about how Galloway approaches Manovich’s arguments and perspective, and include some of the keywords that we discussed.
For extra credit, write at least 250 words about your experience there. Include the names of speakers and the titles of their works. Describe those pieces that were the most interesting to you.
Academic misconduct can be less obvious than you think. This workshop will give you practical information to ensure your writing is plagiarism-free.
DATE: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
TIME: 1:00PM – 2:00PM
ROOM: Namm 700
Open to all City Tech Students. Faculty encouraged to attend.
This workshop is highly recommended to everyone to attend. If you would like to use this as an extra credit opportunity, write at least 250 words about what you learned. Make sure that you include a definition of plagiarism in your own words. If you cite anything, add references at the bottom of your essay.
As we approach the end of the semester, please don’t think that you’re in this alone. Of course, I can help you with our class, and your classmates might be willing and able to help, too. City Tech’s Counseling Staff are also here to help you succeed with one-on-one sessions and valuable workshops. Find out more info here: http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/counseling/counseling-services.aspx