Category Archives: Session: Play

Proposal for a session in which you play a game, or in which you play around as a group with one or more technologies, or in which you do something fun or original.

Notes from Remix and Mash-Up Session

Remixing  Malcolm X’s The Ballot or the Bullet

The bullet.  The bullet.  The bullet.

All of us have suffered here, in this country, political oppression at the hands of the white man, economic exploitation at the hands of the white man, and social degradation at the hands of the white man.

I believe in action on all fronts by

whatever means necessary.

I  just can’t believe everyone in here is a friend, and I

don’t want to leave anybody out. The question tonight, as I

understand it, is “The Negro Revolt, and Where Do We Go From Here?” or

What Next?” In my little humble way of understanding it, it points toward either the ballot or the bullet.


Proposal: Virtual & Augmented Reality for Academic and Research Projects

Image of student wearing an Oculus Rift headset

In 2016, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Microsoft HoloLens are expected to launch in the consumer entertainment market, and many of these devices can also serve a dual purpose for use in educational and research contexts.  Join the UCIT Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research (UCSIM) to explore potential use-cases for traditional, hybrid, or online courses, and special considerations for designing studies using AR/VR technologies.

Proposal: “Hello World” Arduino

“The surprise was this: going through this thing was not only not-scary, it was incredibly fun.” – , “Getting Under the Hood With Arduino” Scholars’ Lab

Work together to learn about Arduino microcontrollers and make a LED blink. As a group, we will work through the Adafruit Getting Started Lessons to learn the basic components, download the necessary software, download or write a sketch, and run our first programs. We will also discuss and explore potential applications for libraries and the digital humanities.

Participants will need a laptop and be able to install the Arduino IDE. 10 kits will be available to session attendees.

Working Document – Arduino & the Digital Humanities