Fall 2016

CRC Brown Bag Series: Fall 2016


“Video Essay,” Charles Nero.  Tuesday, Oct. 11, Noon – 1:00.  RW 105

The Video Essay is an argument that combines visual, oral, and written components.  It does not abandon research, but it asks that students create a work that is aesthetically satisfying, evoking, what Eric Faden calls “the same pleasure, mystery, allure, and seduction” as the very movies that initiated their scholarly inquiry.

Stoic Week 2016: Panel Discussion.” Presenters:  Kathy Low, Susan Stark, Kate White, and Harry Walker.  Moderator: Michael Hanrahan.  Tuesday, Oct. 18, Noon – 1:00.  Benjamin Mays Center

October 17 through 23 is International Stoic Week 2016. Besides taking part in the many online events, activities and resources offered during Stoic Week, you can also participate on campus by attending a panel discussion on stoicism.  Kathy Low (Psychology), Susan Stark (Philosophy), Kate White (Psychology) and Harry Walker (Classics and Medieval Studies) will lead an informal discussion of Stoicism across the intellectual disciplines. 

“Digital Media Studios I: Introduction to DSLR Videography — Planning and Shooting a Video,” Colin Kelley.  Wednesday, October 26.  Noon – 1:00.  Pettigrew 121

This 45 minute crash-course is a workshop for those interested in producing their own video or assigning a video project in class. Skills covered will include how to plan a successful video recording session and the basics of recording good video on a DSLR (DSLRs will be provided from the DMS).

“Digital pedagogy: 3D modelling in education,” Dr Matthew Nicholls, University of Reading.  Tuesday, November 1.  Noon – 1:00.  Roger Williams 105.

Dr Nicholls will discuss and demonstrate several tools and techniques for making use of 3D content in his teaching and scholarship.

“Imaging Center: 3-D Printing,” Kai Evenson.  Wednesday, November 2. Noon – 1:00. Coram Computer Room 110

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the many curricular applications of 3-D printing, as well as the various ways 3-D computer models can be created and printed using resources available on campus.

“Digital Media Studios II:  Editing and Publishing a Video,” Colin Kelley.  Wednesday, November 9. Noon – 1:00.  Pettigrew 121

In this 45 minute hands-on intro session, learn the fundamentals of editing video in Final Cut X. This workshop will cover all the basics, from importing footage, to quick editing techniques, to exporting to YouTube. Recommended for anyone thinking about working in the video medium or for those considering assigning an in-class video project. Practice editing footage will be provided, though those with projects of their own are welcome to bring footage with them.

LImited to 10 participants: please RSVP at: https://goo.gl/kJMbOr

“Imaging Center: Virtual and Mixed Reality Open Hours for Students,” Kai Evenson.  Friday, December 2, 10AM-Noon & 2:30-6pm.  Roger Williams 104. Open to all Bates students.

During these drop-in open hours, students will be able to get a hands on look at some of the tools and resources available on campus to support virtual reality. Potential areas of exploration include virtual and mixed reality headsets like the HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Cardboard; 360 degree cameras like the Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S; as well as 3D modeling and development platforms like SketchUp and Unity.

“Imaging Center: Introduction to 3D modeling & 3D printing for Students,” Kai Evenson.  Wednesday, December 14, 4PM-5:30PM.  Imaging Center Computer Room. Open to all Bates students.

During the first half of this hands-on (and stress-free) workshop, students will be introduced to a few entry-level 3D modeling programs, with a focus on building or modifying simple models that can be printed. In the second part of the workshop, students will be introduced to the 3D printers and associated software available at Bates, and will be shown how to print their own models. Students are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

No prior experience with 3D modeling or printing is expected or necessary.