Events

  • Sep 04

    GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Getting started with new software can be intimidating. This workshop introduces the skills you need to work with spatial goodness. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular geographic software and a gentle introduction to map making. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpiece and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Sep 10

    Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Do you think 3D modeling has to be expensive and time-consuming? Are you curious about 3D printing but unsure where to start?

    This workshop will introduce participants to the exciting world of desktop fabrication. We'll provide a brief overview of current trends and tools for 3D modeling and printing. We?ll also go over the basics of model creation with photogrammetry, and discuss how 3D printing works, including a live demonstration with our Makerbot Replicator 2. While not necessary, participants can bring a camera (cell phone cameras welcome!) and a laptop to get better acquainted with the software we'll introduce.

    Instructor: Jeremy Boggs
  • Sep 11

    GIS Workshop: Getting Your Data on a Map

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Do you have GPS points or a list of latitude and longitude you would like to show as points on a map? This session will show you how to turn your data into map layers and how to connect them to make lines and polygons as well.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Sep 12

    2014-15 Scholars' Lab Graduate Fellows Panel

    12:00 pm–2:00 pm · Alderman Library, Scholars' Lab Common Room
    Mark your calendars for September 12th, 12 PM - 1:30 PM in the Scholars’ Lab. The Scholars’ Lab is delighted to invite you to our introduction of this year’s Digital Humanities Graduate Fellows, James Ambuske, Jennifer Foy, and Emily Senefeld. Our fellows will share their research areas and plans for their fellowship year.
  • Sep 18

    GIS Workshop: Points on Your Map -- Street Addresses and More Spatial Things

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Do you have a list of street addresses crying out to be mapped? Have a list of zip codes or census tracts you wish to associate with other data? We’ll start with addresses and other things spatial and end with points on a map, ready for visualization and analysis.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Sep 22

    Workshop: Introduction to Omeka

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
    Omeka is a simple, free, web publishing system developed at the Roy Rosensweig Center for History and New Media at GMU. It was specifically built to enable scholars, archives, libraries, museums, and independent researchers to create online exhibits of their work without having to know HTML or CSS. If you have a collections of digital resources that you want to show in a scholarly way, Omeka could be a great tool to have in your toolkit.

    Instructor: Ronda Grizzle
  • Sep 24

    Makerspace Workshop: Intro to Wearables/Soft Circuits

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Curious about wearable computing but afraid to ask? Have ideas about how to make your life simpler with hacks for your outerwear or accessories?

    This beginner workshop will introduce the basics of circuity and give an overview of current trends in wearable computing. Participants will make their own circuit using LED's and conductive thread. Materials will be provided and no experience with sewing or electronics is necessary.

    Instructor: Jeremy Boggs
  • Sep 25

    GIS Workshop: Georeferencing – Putting Old Maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Have an old map or an aerial photograph that you would like to use as a spatial layer? This session will teach you techniques to properly place your data and make it useable in GIS software. We will also demo similar techniques for Google Earth.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Sep 29

    Workshop: Introduction to Neatline

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Aderman Library, Room 421
    Join us for a hands-on introduction to Neatline, a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With Neatline, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See http://neatline.org/ for more information.

    Instructor: Ronda Grizzle
  • Oct 02

    GIS Workshop: Taking Control of Your Spatial Data -- Editing in ArcGIS

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Until we perfect that magic “extract all those lines from this paper map” button we’re stuck using editor tools to get that job done. If you’re lucky, someone else has done the work to create your points, lines, and polygons but maybe they need your magic touch to make them better. This session shows you how to create and modify vector features in ArcMap, the world’s most popular geographic information systems software. We’ll explore tools to create new points, lines, and polygons and to edit existing datasets. At version 10, ArcMap’s editor was revamped introducing new templates, but we’ll keep calm and carry on.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Oct 08

    Makerspace Workshop: Intro to Arduino

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Do you want to build a device that interacts with social media? Heard about ways to embed switches or sensors in your physical items but don't know where to find out more?

    Arduino is a tool for making microcomputers that can sense and control the physical world. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of circuitry and programming through a series of hands-on exercises using our Arduino kits. No electronics experience required! Laptops will also be available for participants, but bring your own if you want to save and edit your projects after the workshop.

    Instructor: Jeremy Boggs
  • Oct 09

    GIS Workshop: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data

    2:00 pm–3:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Research projects often rely on fieldwork to build new datasets. In this workshop we’ll focus on tools for spatial data collection. First we’ll take a quick look behind the curtain to see how GPS really works and how to use that knowledge to our advantage. Then we’ll evaluate free or low-cost options to gather locations and associated attributes using handheld GPS devices, smartphones, and apps. This workshop will introduce you to a range of devices and methods for mobile spatial data collection.

    All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance. All sessions will be taught in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
  • Oct 22

    Makerspace Workshop: Making Your First 3D Model

    11:00 am–12:00 pm
    This workshop introduces software, hardware, and techniques for creating a simple 3D model from an existing object. We’ll cover various ways of creating 3D models, demonstrate laser scanning with a Kinect and photogrammetry using a digital camera. We’ll spend most of the class capturing a model using photogrammetry, and if all goes well, you’ll leave the workshop with your own 3D model to embed on a web page, or edit to make a 3D print using our lab’s Makerbot. If you’d like to be a participant and not a spectator, bring a laptop and camera. (Cell phone cameras are fine!)
  • Nov 05

    Makerspace Workshop: Intro to 3D Modeling & Printing

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Introduction to 3D Modeling & Printing

    Do you think 3D modeling has to be expensive and time-consuming? Are you curious about 3D printing but unsure where to start?

    This workshop will introduce participants to the exciting world of desktop fabrication. We'll provide a brief overview of current trends and tools for 3D modeling and printing. We’ll also go over the basics of model creation with photogrammetry, and discuss how 3D printing works, including a live demonstration with our Makerbot Replicator 2. While not necessary, participants can bring a camera (cell phone cameras welcome!) and a laptop to get better acquainted with the software we'll introduce.

    Instructor: Jeremy Boggs
  • Nov 17

    Workshop: Introduction to Neatline

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Room 421
    Join us for a hands-on introduction to Neatline, a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With Neatline, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See http://neatline.org/ for more information.

    Instructor: Ronda Grizzle
  • Nov 19

    Makerspace Workshop: HTML for Absolute Beginners

    11:00 am–12:00 pm · Alderman Library, Rm 421
    Wondering how web sites work? Wanting to get started creating web content of your own, but have no idea how to do that? This is the class for you. We'll cover everything from how URLs work to basic HTML coding skills to basic netiquette. This workshop is intended for absolute beginners with no knowledge of HTML.

    Instructor: Ronda Grizzle

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