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New Media Showcase on ScholarlyCommons: Highlights!

Last October, we introduced the ScholarlyCommons New Media Showcase, a repository of exceptional student work created using new media (like videos, comic books, images, posters, maps, and web projects). ScholarlyCommons is open access and allows us to share student work on a local, national, and global level. In fact, the front page of ScholarlyCommons has a map which shows downloads in real-time! You can see student work downloaded by users globally (be careful, it can be addicting to watch!).

 

When our Digital Literacy and Research Librarian, Vickie Karasic, asked if I would like to help with the creation of the New Media Showcase by talking to students and uploading their work, I was thrilled. My favorite part of working at WIC is supporting students through technology workshops, course interactions, contests, and one-on-one consultations. The New Media Showcase is an extension of this support–we now get to show off student work to the rest of the world! The showcase is robust and growing, but today I am going to highlight some of the excellent work from each showcase category: Comics, Images, Posters, Videos, and Web Projects.

Comics: Adventures with Austin by Katharine Cunningham

Our Comics section is popular, and Katharine Cunningham’s Adventures with Austin is a big hit. This comic won 2nd prize in Penn Libraries’ Comic Book Contest in 2009.

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Sheng created this image for the Got Visual? Poster Contest in 2010. Penn Libraries and the Weingarten Learning Resources Center sponsored this contest to promote visual literacy on campus. Sheng created this image based on four guiding questions:

  1. What does learning mean to you?
  2. How does learning happen?
  3. What helps learning happen?
  4. Where does learning take place?

Sheng hand drew this image using a tablet. If you are interested in trying something similar, come check out our Cintiq tablet in the Vitale Digital Media Lab.

Poster by Jiali Sheng.
Poster by Jiali Sheng.

Posters: Is Feminism Still Relevant? by Madeleine Stevens

Madeleine Stevens’ poster, Is Feminism Still Relevant?, has been downloaded globally a total of 165 times since February 2015! She created this poster for the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Key visual elements:

  • Cloud-like image formation
  • Central box to highlight main problem
  • Predominance of red, white, and blue colors

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Videos: WE by Mengxi Cissy Tan

Mengxi Cissy Tan won 1st prize for her video, WE, in the 2014 Video Contest sponsored by WIC. In this video, Tan tells a story from her childhood in her native language.

Web Projects: Coastal Zones by Gavriela Reiter

Gavriela Reiter created a beautiful web project using Piktochart. Created for Alain Plante’s ENVS 400 course in Spring 2015, Reiter creatively uses images to illustrate statistics.

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This is only a small sampling of the incredible student work we showcase on ScholarlyCommons, and we are adding new work as quickly as it comes in. Please take some time to peruse the site and see what your fellow students are up to! The showcase is another step in WIC’s 10-year history of supporting students.

Are you interested in seeing your own work published for the world to see? Fill out our permission form!

 

Screening Scholarship Media Festival – Register Now!

12801414_575662232605151_629284921179087757_nWe are happy to announce that registration is open for the fourth annual Screening Scholarship Media Festival (SSMF) scheduled for April 1-2, 2016. This year, SSMF will highlight multimodal projects during two days of screenings and discussions showcasing film, soundscapes, recordings, blogs, websites, eBooks, animations, photographs, installations, and other media forms. This year’s theme is Race, Media and Social Justice.

SSMF is hosted by CAMRA, the media pedagogy lab focused on using film, web platforms, social media, and other media technologies towards university research. WIC has partnered with CAMRA and in past festivals have featured student-created videos including the Rubber video from Lisa Mitchell’s class and the great work of our own Lindsey Martin.

The festival begins on April 1st with a discussion between journalist and scholar Dr. Marc Lamont Hill and filmmaker Michele Stephenson on race in the contemporary moment.

The second day, April 2nd will include a day of panels, screenings and discussions, featuring a keynote event with Dr Adrienne Keene, Dr. Todd Wolfson, Dr. Bianca Williams, Sandra Khalifa, and Tara Conley who will reflect on digital media and social activism as it relates to their respective expertise in scholarship, art, and activism.

Registration is free and open to the public. To register or for a detailed schedule visit: http://camrapenn.org/ssmf/. If you have any questions, contact CAMRA at: ssmf@camrapenn.org.

Also take a look back at what happened in SSMF 2015, 2014, 2013!

Announcement: Student Work now featured on ScholarlyCommons New Media Showcase

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Did you know that the Commons celebrates student work online in addition to supporting it here in our study spaces? You may remember reading about Rosie Frasso’s student projects such as Catrice’s post on Fear and Safety and Anu’s post on Pressure Release. These and other success stories are now part of library archives.

To add to the awesome, we are now displaying the results of this research on our New Media Showcase on Penn’s ScholarlyCommons platform. ScholarlyCommons is an open access institutional repository sharing the works of Penn faculty, staff, and students on a local, national, and global level. Here at WIC we were excited to get involved in showcasing some of the student work we see each semeseter–students have created videos, comic books, images, posters, maps, and web projects over the years and WIC staff loves supporting these projects through course interactions, open contests, and however else we can! The New Media Showcase is our next step in continuing this evolution. Learn more by watching this short video by Vickie Karasic to explain our Showcase.

Want to see your work on ScholarlyCommons? Faculty and students can nominate work to be considered in our Showcase! Please fill out this Google Form to submit entries and view our extended permission form.

Head over to the New Media Showcase to check out the research itself.

Senior Research Spotlight

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The gong will strictly enforce the two-minute time limit!

Event canceled – look for our Spotlight again in May 2015

Are you a graduating senior? Have you been working hard on a senior thesis or project lately? Does your project involve new media? Can you talk fast?

If all of the above apply to you, we welcome you to submit a proposal for our Senior Research Spotlight. This new event invites twenty graduating seniors in any of the four schools at Penn to share their work that involves new media (audio, video, image collections, software, 3D printing…) in a collegial atmosphere in front of peers, faculty, librarians, and administrators from around campus.

Presentations will consist of two-minute lightning talks, with time strictly enforced by the gong pictured above! The event will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10 am in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor of Van Pelt Library. The room will be set up theater-style, and students will stand at the front podium to deliver their talks.

For more details, please see the event website. If you are interested in participating, submit a registration form by Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 5 pm. To consider your submission, all we need by May 5 is the registration form. We hope you’ll share your research with us!

Seltzer Awards 2013 attract DP attention

We congratulate the six students who won 2013 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards! Read more in Joy Zhang’s recent DP article and our official press release.

Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W’78 and his wife Annie, the Penn Libraries is proud to offer these digital media project awards. Each award provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of equipment (both hardware and software) and supplies to support a new media project for up to one year. The winners are:

  • Ola Aboukhsaiwan HISB (C’15 W’15)
  • Tan Chan C’15
  • Yessenia Gutierrez C’14
  • Theodora Pajaczkowska C’15
  • Andrew Weis HISB (C’15 W’15)
  • Marlie Winslow C’15

The students joined the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellowship Program participants in a meet-and-greet in May. We look forward to assisting with projects in the upcoming academic year.

CNI announces video about WIC

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) has just released a video of the project briefing that Renee Hobbs and I gave at their Fall 2011 membership meeting. The hour-long video includes discussion of the Mashup Contest, student work showcase and integration of video projects in different disciplines. Our presentation materials are online, and I wanted to thank Nancy Bellafante now at Drexel University for her assistance with our Prezi.

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