The make: series of talks returns in May and June showcasing a range of interesting ways technology has been used by people from around the university. The following talks have already been confirmed and we hope a few more will soon be added. Further details are available from the links below which you can also use to book your place!
If you weren’t able to make the talk have a look at the presentation – make – digital music 2016
Tomorrow you can come along and find out about how to make the most of all that digital music you have!
Music in digital formats now soundtracks our lives. New streaming services now offer CD quality music on tap. What does this mean for users? Thaddeus Lipinski has been researching digital music formats and building a digital music library for several years. The talk shows how to improve the sound quality of your music, using higher resolution sound files that are available, and how to digitise those old record collections.
to book a place visit the course catalogue: https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13I
Banbury Road – 12:30 to 1:30 on 12th May
This session looks at how the use of a native or NoSQL database can be used for research involving textual or other non-structured or incomplete data. It covers the use of computing tools such as text encoding, visualization and bibliographical tools as well as the open-source XML database software ‘Exist’.
- Text encoding
- NoSQL databases
- Digital and textual publication
To Book A place on Thursday 26th May between 12:30 and 1:30 you can go here https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMAK1
Animated GIFs have taken over the internet. The Bodleian Libraries have been using GIFs to bring 2D material to life, leading to higher engagement with its audiences. Social Media officer Adam Koszary will demonstrate the potential of GIFs, and how you can start making and using them.
- Social media
To book a place on Thursday 19th May between 12:30 and 1:30 you can go here – https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMAK2
In the last decade pedestrian wayfinding systems have been introduced in London and other English cities. The maps have included 3D representations of landmark buildings. Carl Wenczek will explain how 3D modelling was used to create the building illustrations and the benefits of using this approach for maps and signs. This popular session will include lots of advice and ideas from Carl on how to combine 3D modelling and map making for research and for fun.
You can book a place for Tuesday 17th May between 12:30 and 1:30 here https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TM13X
Who said making videos has to be complicated? The tools have become so accessible today that you can film, edit, export, and share videos on your smartphone. In this talk Kohei Kanayasu shows you how it does not need to be complicated nor serious, and yet produces original, memorable, and shareable content for others to enjoy.
Key topics include
- Social Media
- Relaxed and Fun Attitude
You can book a place for Tuesday 10th May at 12:30 – 1:30 here https://courses.it.ox.ac.uk/detail/TMAK4
the make: series of talks will be coming up in May and June and includes a range of interesting ways technology has been used by people from around the university
As a tie-in to the 2014 Medical Discoveries exhibition, the Bodleian Libraries hid two geocaches – small containers of ‘treasure’ to be found using GPS as part of a global game. Learn about the history of satellite navigation, how our geocaches have engaged with the community and how to geocache yourself… before joining us to find our geocaches!
this will be an unusual and highly interactive session so come along and have some fun!
In the last decade pedestrian wayfinding systems have been introduced in London and other English cities. The maps have included 3D representations of landmark buildings. Carl Wenczek will explain how 3D modelling was used to create the building illustrations and the benefits of using this approach for maps and signs.
A webcast of this talk can be accessed from here:
This talk shows how Prayog Education used innovative approaches to teaching technical skills in rural India The Project involved using offline Raspberry Pi servers and Ubislate tablets to diversify the teaching resources at a school in rural India and also assessed the effectiveness of using Kahn academy videos alongside teaching. The talk includes some interesting ideas for taking the project forward and also some of the curious and unexpected challenges that the project team faced.
A webcast of the talk vcan be accessed from here: