Convocation Day 2014

On the eve of Convocation Day 2014, the Anthro Closet was filled with all sorts of technology.

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After a late night on campus, I’ve set up the room, and am ready to bring the computers and tablets in –  first thing in the morning. With some student help, we’ll be able to put the pop-up display.

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Just in case you’re wondering what I will be doing in the workshop,  there’s a table to do vessel analysis, which participants can compare to my favorite video of all time – a “Sgraffito in 3D” online exhibit.  There will be two touch screens out, with prezis, relational powerpoints, and other activities for people to do.  There will be a guestbook – we’ll be trying out our drawing tablet –  and requests for information about the almshouse.

Oh, and Taylor has been running around campus today, getting ready to distribute her surveys. She’s already gotten back quite a few. I’m excited that she’ll be able to do this for Convocation Day.

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Hope to see a great turnout tomorrow!  NSC 101, 9-10:30. It’s a self-guided workshop, so come when you can!

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UPDATE 5/1/2014:

The Historic Preservation Workshop was a great success. Over 60 guests attended – including a few faculty participants.

 

Guests trying out different presentations - such as Prezis and Relational powerpoints.

Guests trying out different presentations – such as Prezis and Relational powerpoints.

Guests conduct a "traditional" laboratory exercise - a vessel analysis, then compare it to digital exhibits on ceramic analysis. Which is more interesting? From which would you learn more about ceramics? Which is more costly to produce?

Guests conduct a “traditional” laboratory exercise – a vessel analysis, then compare it to digital exhibits on ceramic analysis. Which is more interesting? From which would you learn more about ceramics? Which is more costly to produce?

 

The temporary exhibit is  covered with a wide variety of QR codes - each of which allows visitors to choose the type of experience they want. Visitors can choose between digital walking tours, online exhibits, video presentations, and online surveys. Rebecca (center) is looking at a study in ceramic reconstruction.

The temporary exhibit is covered with a wide variety of QR codes – each of which allows visitors to choose the type of experience they want. Visitors can choose between digital walking tours, online exhibits, video presentations, and online surveys. Rebecca (center) is looking at a study in ceramic reconstruction, while another guest (far right) is doing something else. (?)

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