Building Ourselves Up to Build Things

I’m a Praxis fellow this year and a PhD student in Spanish. (You might also remember me as the one who really loves public writing; you’re going to be reading a lot of blog posts from me this year.) And I’m a coder, apparently. Some background on that last bit. To start off our inaugural…. Continue reading “Building Ourselves Up to Build Things”.

Fall 2018 Maker & Code Workshop Series

Makerspace Workshop: Programming Electronics on the Raspberry Pi In this workshop we’ll learn the basics of using your Raspberry Pi to control electronic circuits. No experience with electronics or Raspberry Pi required for this workshop. Due to limitations of hardware, this workshop only has four open spots. Thursday, October 11, 1-2pm (Alderman 423)  – Reserve…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 Maker & Code Workshop Series”.

Fall 2018 Virtual Reality Workshop Series

  Oct. 2 VR Workshop: Creating Virtual Museums (6 seats available; register) This workshop will explore creating virtual museums using the free game engine Unity3D and found assets from the web. Participants will be guided through the initial stages of museum creation using stills, videos, audio and 3D models and will culminate with exporting projects…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 Virtual Reality Workshop Series”.

Fall 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series

All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Wednesdays from 2PM to 3PM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free and open to the UVa…. Continue reading “Fall 2018 UVa Library GIS Workshop Series”.

Hack your pants – video

Here’s a quick video to show you how to make your pants pockets bigger!

Teaching Black Arts Poetry and Computational Methods

[Enjoy this guest post by Ethan Reed, a 2017-2018 graduate fellow as well as a Ph.D candidate in English Literature at the University of Virginia. He went to W&L to give a workshop in Prof. Lesley Wheeler’s ENGL 295_02: African-American Poetry course through a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Scholars’ Lab at UVA. More information about…. Continue reading “Teaching Black Arts Poetry and Computational Methods”.

Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 2: Nikki Giovanni

(This post is part of a two-post series—I ended up having too much to say about the poems I looked at with VADER and Pattern, so I split it up. First half can be found here!) Nikki Giovanni’s “The True Import of the Present Dialogue, Black vs. Negro” is probably one of her most famous…. Continue reading “Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 2: Nikki Giovanni”.

Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe

(This post is part of a two-post series—I ended up having too much to say about the two poems I looked at with VADER and Pattern, so I split it up. Second half can be found here!) Quincy Troupe’s “Come Sing a Song”—the 11-line poem that opens his 1972 collection Embryo Poems, 1967-1971—welcomes the reader…. Continue reading “Poems with Pattern and VADER, Part 1: Quincy Troupe”.

Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda

The Praxis team has been hard at work developing our project, and we’re now beginning to unite the various aspects of UVA Reveal, including our work in Unity, our work on linked data, and our work on a website. Part of this unification has involved crafting stories about the university: what do we see, and…. Continue reading “Augmenting an Iconic Structure: The Rotunda”.

Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!

We are thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Scholar’s Lab fellows for the Praxis Program, the Digital Humanities Prototyping Fellowship, and the Graduate Fellowship in the Digital Humanities. We are welcoming 11 fellows from 6 disciplines from the arts, humanities, and social sciences and the School of Architecture. Our graduate fellows are joining a robust and…. Continue reading “Announcing 2018-2019 Fellows!”.

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