- Student Blogs: Reminder that every class session in which your blog is not listed on the class site will lead to a 0.5 point deduction from your midterm grade.
- NEW: D&T Resources
- NYU Data Services Classes can be attended instead of Makerspace courses. Please be sure to blog about one of these resources in advance of your midterm.
- GIS Tools & Services at NYU Tuesday, February 12, 3PM – 4PM in LC 433. A geographic information system (GIS) helps you to visualize data and create information to solve problems and make decisions. This tutorial covers the definition of GIS, different GIS applications available at NYU, and GIS data sources including NYU’s Spatial Data Repository (SDR).
- Introduction to R Wednesday, February 13, 3PM – 5PM in LC 433. R is a programming language for statistical analysis of data. This tutorial will introduce you to the basic elements of R, to working with data sets in R, to visualizing them, and to implementing common statistical procedures.
- Paid fellowship opportunity with HeadCount for those interested in civic engagement with communities of color. Send resume + cover letter to email@example.com with subject line “HeadCount Fellowship.”
- Until Feb 17: Behind the Sheet
- March 2nd: The Athena Film Festival is hosting a Youth Brunch where gives young creatives from across the country a chance to meet each other and share ideas. The Athena Film Festival is an annual festival at Barnard College in celebration of women and leadership in film. Food and drinks will be served. Please RSVP through firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 6, for Women in CS: Google TensorFlow Dev Summit Viewing Parties (Google will fund up to $500 per group)
- The budget is $20 per person, up to $500 per individual viewing party. There is no limit of viewing parties per state or region, within reason. Please contact email@example.com for additional requirements.
- March 7: Virtual Reality & the Feeling of Virtue: Women of Color Narrators, Enforced Hospitality, and the Leveraging of Empathy
- April 12: Unpacking Mass Incarceration (NYU CMEP)
- National Study on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Undergraduate Engineering Students (OSU, NSF #1764103, $5 Amazon gift card)
- Review from Last Week
- Medical Bias: 1 video
- Recent HW assignment: Pair Discussions
- While you’re waiting, read Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait
- Today’s class: Work Tech with a Focus on Fabrication
- Prototype Sketch, Due Wednesday 2/13 (post documentation on your blog). Start sketching a prototype for a new kind of work or ed tech. We will use these in class on Wednesday, so be sure to complete this assignment. These sketches will start to form the basis for your midterm project.
- Blog Post, Due Monday 2/18. Choose ONE of the following prompts for your post:
- Mass Manufacturing: Read America’s Assembly Line, Chapter 7. How do aspects of race, gender, ability, and other kinds of identities play out in 1960-70s automotive manufacturing? How does it relate to the concept of “Intersectionality?”
- Desktop Manufacturing: Watch Print the Legend (see trailer here) and read Questioning the 3D Printing Revolution, an article written by a former student after our class field trip to MakerBot. How do the two pieces of media complement each other? How do they conflict with each other?
- Unions and Global Cultures: Read Google & NLRB (Los Angeles Times), Google & NLRB (onlabor.org blog), and The Chinese Lingerie Venders of Egypt (New Yorker).