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Category Archives: Winter Quarter

A Superbowl of Quantitative Data

Hans Rosling is an international health superstar.  His TED Talk is probably the most amazing presentation of “boring” quantitative data in human history (the first five minutes alone are a tour de force).  Our quantitative project is the last major assignment due during our field study, but if this doesn’t inspire you to get working [...]

Five Blogcraft Projects for New Bloggers

Blogging can be hard.  Sometimes you don’t know what to say or how to say it.  Some days you shoot a zillion images, and you just can’t bear to do something comprehensive.  Maybe, you just don’t know where to start.  You might just not be “feelin’ it” one afternoon.  Here’s five fun “blogcraft activities” that [...]

February: Independent Field Study

Weeks 5 thru 8 (February 1-29) will be Individual Museum Field Studies. Feeds to student blogs will be available on the “Student Journals” page, located in the sidebar menu. Assignments to be completed during museum field study and submitted electronically include: an annotated bibliography using Zotero and a research paper on the history of the [...]

Winter Quarter 2012

  During winter quarter faculty and students will explore narrative objects and self-representation through six weeks of fieldwork in museums of their choice. Museums can be exhibitions of art, history or science; even zoos and botanical gardens can be considered museums. Students will document their research on their museum and will return to compile a [...]