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Wednesday, May 19
 

1:00pm EDT

Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums - Workshop 1: Online Library & Research Instruction with LibWizard Tutorials
Online Library & Research Instruction with LibWizard Tutorials
Stephanie C. Gillespie
Pellissippi State Community College, United States of America

Since 2017, we’ve created LibWizard tutorials to address equitable library and research instruction opportunities for online students, especially asynchronous ones. Despite our initial hesitancy, we have been delighted to find other benefits to offering them to all students, such as:
  • reach students whose instructors do not prefer guest lecturers or have no in-class time;
  • strengthen faculty relationships by collaborating to create or update tutorials;
  • Offer library and research instruction at students’ point of need;
  • provide instruction to students who miss the in-class session;
  • provide interactive lessons that include many types of materials;
  • have a solution ready when we cannot fulfill an instruction request;
  • increase our reach among students by 20-24% pre-Covid;
  • assess student’s research skills and how they contribute to course success and retention;
  • gather student feedback about which explanations or questions are unclear;
  • help us create student-driven FAQs;
  • collect quotes of student praise that can be used to market library services.
When the Covid pandemic hit, we were extremely grateful to have them ready to offer instructors while we considered solutions for live sessions online. In this session, we will discuss our experiences, lessons learned, and process for building, managing, and updating tutorials.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie C. Gillespie

Stephanie C. Gillespie

Reference Librarian/Instructor, Pellissippi State Community College
Reference, Instruction, educational gaming, open access, privacy, instructional design, German, literature, ESL, copyright, flipped classrooms, and much more


Wednesday May 19, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Innovation Garden Studios iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Saturday, May 22
 

2:00pm EDT

Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums - Workshop 2: Drawing Equirectangular Perspectives for VR Panoramas with Eq A Sketch 360
Drawing Equirectangular Perspectives for VR Panoramas with Eq A Sketch 360
António Bandeira Araújo
Universidade Aberta, Portugal
 
In this workshop we will explore the construction of immersive environments in equirectangular perspective using the Eq A Sketch 360 software. Eq A Sketch 360 is a serious toy for spherical perspective drawing. It has two innovative features: a sliding geodesic grid and an equirectangular snap-to ruler. These tools turn equirectangular drawing into a proper perspective, where all lines and vanishing points may be drawn by hand, to create immersive environments from either observation or imagination. This contrasts with previous methods of equirectangular drawing, that either avoided perspective altogether by drawing directly in VR view, or were limited to fixed grid methods with ad-hoc estimation of measurements. Eq A Sketch both forces and helps the user to learn spherical perspective. We will show how to draw by hand with perfect control of proportions and bearings, to make standalone designs or constructions that can be mixed with 360-degree photography.

Presenters
avatar for António Araújo

António Araújo

Assistant Professor, Aberta University
Hi, my name is António Araújo and I am a visual artist and mathematician working at Aberta University in Portugal.I draw, research, and make software for drawing in spherical perspectives. I programmed Eq A Sketch 360, a serious toy to help you learn spherical perspectives. I also... Read More →


Saturday May 22, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Innovation Garden Studios iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela
 
Tuesday, June 1
 

12:00pm EDT

Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums - Panel Session 1: A Journey into the NFT Space – A New Chapter in the Future of Art History
A Journey into ihe NFT Space – A New Chapter in the Future of Art History
Diane Drubay, Trudy Elmore, Asya Shklyar, Micol Vertical, moderated by Wendy Sherman
Art Slave, United States of America
 
The art world has entered a new era that has been gathering steam since 2017, finally gaining the attention of the general public in 2021: the non-fungible token (or NFT). Beginning with the rise of NFT themed conversations on the Clubhouse app and culminating with the first ever Christie’s auction of an NFT artwork (by the digital artist Beeple) on Feb. 16, 2021. Now on April 15, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become a publicly traded company on the stock exchange.
What does this all mean for the post-pandemic art world? This panel discussion with experts in digital art, computer technology, art curation, and technology-driven art museums will reveal the digital transformation taking place in our society and how it affects artists, art history, the art market, and even the possibilities for creation.

Presenters
avatar for Asya Shklyar

Asya Shklyar

Director of the High Performance Computing, Pomona College
Asya Shklyar has worked in IT for over 20 years and is passionate about technology that has the potential to improve human lives. Lately it is everything that has to do with data science and new mediums, like Virtual and Augmented Reality. Asya has worked mostly in Life Sciences... Read More →
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Diane Drubay

Founder, We Are Museums
Diane Drubay is a French Berlin-based visual artist using photography, video art and multimedia installation to express her vision of nature-infused futures. Her current project explores natural interferential colours and how they impact our vision of landscapes and our imagination... Read More →
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Micol Vertical

Micol is founder and creator of VerticalCrypto Art – a profile dedicated to the NFT space born in July 2020 and documenting the rise of NFTs and cryptoart. She has worked in the tech and creator industry for over seven years, building partnerships and consulting on content strategies for big and small corporations across the globe... Read More →
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Trudy Elmore

Artist, Creative Director, Tru Art
Tru is an award-winning 3d digital artist. She is mostly self-taught, lives in Toronto, Canada and has exhibited internationally. Based in animation, installation, and print, her work explores issues of mortality, technological evolution and our new way of seeing --mediated almost... Read More →
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Wendy Sherman

Curator, Art Slave
Southern California native Wendy Sherman is a curator, arts manager, art director, and graphic artist. She is the former gallery manager of sp[a]ce gallery in Pasadena, CA and Gregorio Escalante Gallery in LA’s Chinatown Arts District. Currently she is interested in working with... Read More →


Tuesday June 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Circle of Scholars Assembly Hall iLRN Virtual Campus, powered by Virbela