Content tagged "humanities"

  • Machine Visions
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Machine Visions

    Machine Visions is a grad student-run event series focused on developing cross-department connections around topics related to computer vision at MIT.

     
  • Machine Visions
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Machine Visions

    Machine Visions is a grad student-run event series focused on developing cross-department connections around topics related to computer vision at MIT.

     
  • Ecological Criticism in the Age of the Database

    Ecological Criticism in the Age of the Database

    Sean Cubitt asserts the value of anecdotal evidence against the rise of statistics, but at the same time wants to confront the difficulties in bringing about an encounter between readers (human or otherwise) and the mass image constructed by social media and search giants.

     
  • Sean Cubitt, Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London

    Ecological Criticism in the Age of the Database

    Sean Cubitt asserts the value of anecdotal evidence against the rise of statistics, but at the same time wants to confront the difficulties in bringing about an encounter between readers (human or otherwise) and the mass image constructed by social media and search giants.

     
  • “I Just Don’t Know Where to Begin”: Designing to Facilitate the Educational Use of Commercial, Off-the-Shelf Video Games

    “I Just Don’t Know Where to Begin”: Designing to Facilitate the Educational Use of Commercial, Off-the-Shelf Video Games

    Documenting the implementation of commercial, off-the-shelf games in their secondary level, humanities (e.g. social studies, history, languages) classrooms.

     
  • Podcast: Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

    Podcast: Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

    MIT professor Nick Montfort talks about his new book and how learning to explore code isn’t just for the tech-inclined — programming can be a way for arts and humanities scholars to discover answers…and questions…they’ve never seen before.

     
  • Figure 4. Still frame from animated illustration using artist’s visual note-taking method.

    Communicating Humanities Research Through Video

    What does a department need (and not need) to produce a video that tells a story about research? And how does an administrator determine whether the benefits outweigh the costs?

     
  • Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities
Nick Montfort
MIT Press, 2016

    Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities

    Nick Montfort reveals programming to be not merely a technical exercise within given constraints but a tool for sketching, brainstorming, and inquiring about important topics.

     
  • Video, podcast, and summary: “Excellence in Teaching”

    Video, podcast, and summary: “Excellence in Teaching”

    What separates a good teacher from a great one? Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Weisskopf Professor of Physics Alan Guth and MIT biology professor Hazel Sive–all honored teachers–will explore these issues with Literature professor and Communications Forum director emeritus David Thorburn.

     
  • Excellence in Teaching

    Excellence in Teaching

    What separates a good teacher from a great one? Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky, Weisskopf Professor of Physics Alan Guth and MIT biology professor Hazel Sive–all honored teachers–will explore these issues with Literature professor and Communications Forum director emeritus David Thorburn.

     
  • “Theory” and its Quotation Marks

    “Theory” and its Quotation Marks

    The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity to explore (and a community with which to do so) the longstanding dialogue in the humanities commonly known as “theory,” using inroads offered by certain modifiers (queer theory, feminist theory, media theory, critical race theory, affect theory and so forth).

     
  • Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor of English and Core Founding Faculty Member in the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University

    Ryan Cordell: “Melville in the First Age of Viral Media”

    Ryan Cordell, co-director of the Viral Texts project, will speak about his work uncovering pieces that “went viral” in nineteenth-century newspapers and magazines.

     
  • Collaborative Insights through Digital Annotation: A Workshop

    Collaborative Insights through Digital Annotation: A Workshop

    Digitally based knowledge has reevaluate their existing pedagogical methods. In this workshop, we investigate one possible solution to this challenge: digital annotation.

     
  • Video, podcast, and summary: “Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities”

    Video, podcast, and summary: “Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities”

    James Carroll, Rebecca Goldstein, Alan Lightman, and Robert Weinberg talk with Seth Mnookin on “the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the sciences and humanities.”

     
  • Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities

    Ultimate Truths: Comparing Science and the Humanities

    This Communications Forum special event will explore the differences and similarities in the kinds of knowledge available through inquiry in the science and humanities, and the ways that knowledge is obtained.