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November 2017

Talks, Tapes, and Tags: Using Network Analysis and Linked Open Data to Rethink Digital Archives

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please attend the following workshop by Ryan Horne, candidate finalist for the Academic Administrator position for the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA.  Note: event time has been changed to 11am-12:30pm. Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/wJuoPWizBPe8UqbN2.  See the flyer (below and attached) for more information. Questions? Contact: allison@humnet.ucla.edu.  Linked open data and network analysis are concepts that have applications in many fields, including humanities, science, and business. Despite their potential for providing unique insights, these approaches are often viewed as difficult to master and expensive…

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Stencila at UCLA

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 17, the CEO of the open-source software company Stencila will be visiting us from 2 to 5pm in the Scholarly Innovation Lab. Stencila is trying to make reproducible research more widespread by making it more accessible. Stencila Sheets provide a familiar spreadsheet interface but are built from the ground up to leverage the power of languages like R, Python, and SQL, and with reproducibility at their core. The CEO of Stencila and the other reps would love to speak with you and get your…

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CDH Network and Server Maintenance

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CDH Network and Server team is dedicated to ensuring our services are secure and reliable. With that purpose in mind, we regularly perform maintenance monthly.

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3D Modeling with Vectorworks Part II

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will explore some of the most important 3D modeling tools available in the latest release of Vectorworks. This workshop will cover everything from basic functionality to advanced techniques, including the following: Advanced 3D modeling, Advanced texturing, Lighting, Advanced rendering. Note: To get the most out of the workshop please bring a laptop with Vectorworks 2018 installed. You can download the academic version for free from here: https://student.myvectorworks.net

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Citation Management: EndNote

November 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This hands-on session offers an overview of the EndNote citation management software program, which helps researchers manage and organize their references and automatically create and format citations and bibliographies. Instructor: Gabriella Gray

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GIS Day (Battle of the Maps)

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION Do you want to do more to immediately help people affected by our recent natural disasters? Does the word ‘Trojan’ instantly destroy your day? Interested in free food? If you answered yes to any of those questions, stop by Charles E. Young Research Library for Battle of the Maps, a Humanitarian Map-a-Thon event against USC. Refreshments and lunch will be provided in addition to short talks. Bring your own laptop if possible! SCHEDULE 10:00am Humanitarian Map-a-thon against USC 11:00am…

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November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Returning for its fifth year, the 2017 UCLA Game Art Festival will showcase the year’s most cutting-edge videogames and interactive arts. The Game Art Festival is presented by the UCLA Game Lab in collaboration with the Hammer Museum. The event will feature than 50 playable games, tournaments, machinima and more. Come join us in a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, huge projection screens, live music and a vibrant mix of celebrated games and art! Visit this site and Facebook for more details. Schedule…

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Nonny de la Peña, “Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality”

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña as part of Feminism and the Senses. Nonny de la Peña, named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget and one of the 20 most influential Latina/os in tech by CNET, is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. She will be speaking on “Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality.” You’ll also get the chance to try out some of the VR technology earlier…

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Structuring Data to Decolonize History

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In 1827, a scandal involving a fly swatter provided a pretext for the cessation of diplomacy between France and Algiers and, in 1830, the French conquest. The historiography of French Algeria’s violent formation remains focused, almost exclusively, on the actions of French officials. In contrast, this talk presents two case studies – one from an Indigenous perspective, the other from common settlers – to highlight the possibilities that DH offers to de-center the historical narrative and challenge the prevailing settler…

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Digital Approaches to Nordic Literature

November 12 @ 9:00 am - November 14 @ 7:30 pm

Digital approaches to Scandinavian literature UCLA – November 12-14 2017 Organized by Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Kristoffer L. Nielbo, and Timothy R. Tangherlini Program Sunday 12 7pm Dinner, tbd Monday 13 – Exploration Room, Luskin Conference Center 9.00-9.15 Welcome and opening remarks, the format – Tim and Mads 9.15-9.30   The Clear Repository – Kristoffer 9.30-9.50   The Bokhylla project – Ellen 9.50-10.10 “Mapping Gender Discourses: Bokhylla and traces of women in Norway 1840-1913” -Heidi 10.10-10.30 Coffee 10.30-10.50 “Character modelling – heuristics…

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