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The International Reel

By Madhurya Manohar

The Oscars are upon us—the culmination of the glitzy awards season that ultimately crowns the best films of the year. Among the various contenders, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selects one film that is produced abroad to win Best Foreign Language Film. With notable films such as La Strada, 8½, and Life is BeautifulItaly has fared well in this category, with 14 winning films and 31 nominations over the years. This year, films from Iran, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Australia have received nominations. Watching these films can not only expose you to the creative cultures of other countries, but they can also be great media for gradually picking up nuances of a language. While we await the grand winner on Sunday, here are some pieces of creative brilliance that you can start with:

Previous Awardees of the Best Foreign Language Film 2008-2016.

The Counterfeiters (2008)The German drama tells the story of Salomon “Sally” Sorowitsch, a master counterfeiter, who is arrested and thrown into a concentration camp in Germany during World War II.  There, he finds himself being assigned to lead a group of professional conmen in producing counterfeit foreign currency under a program known as Operation Bernhard.  While Salomon wants to boost the German war effort, his teammate Adolf Burger is determined to stop it. When conscience starts to creep in, Salomon must decide what to do.  (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

Departures (2009): The Japanese drama musical revolves around Daigo Kobayashi, a newly unemployed cellist, who moves back to his hometown with his wife. When he finds a job posting titled ‘Departures’, he decides to apply—only to then find out that it is as a Nokanshi, someone who prepares dead bodies for entry into the next life. He takes the job, much to his wife’s despise, and through it, slowly discovers the meaning of life. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

The Secret in their Eyes (2010)This Argentinian-Spanish project tells the story of a retired federal justice agent, Benjamin Esposito, who decides to write a novel on an old unresolved homicide case so he can get some closure. In investigating the 25-year-old brutal rape and murder of Liliana Coloto, Benjamin also comes face to face with his former chief, Irene Menendez-Hastings, a woman he continues to be passionately in love with. Needless to say, revisiting the case brings up some haunting memories. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

In a Better World (2011)The Danish drama revolves around Anton, a doctor in an African refugee camp, who hails from Denmark. As his separation period with his wife slowly leads to divorce, he also finds that his eldest son Elias is being bullied in school. When a new kid, Christian, comes to Elias’ defense, the two boys initiate a strong bond. However, things start getting awry when Christian pulls Elias into a plan that puts both their lives in danger. (Find it  at the Northwestern Libraries)

A Separation (2012): The Iranian melodrama follows the lives of Nader and Simin and their 11-year-old daughter Termeh. Friction arises between the couple when Simin wants to move abroad with their daughter to provide her with better prospects but Nader wants to stay back in Iran to take care of his father, an Alzheimer’s patient. As divorce seems imminent, a woman named Razieh comes into to care for his father and a chain of events is set in motion. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

Amour (2013)The French romance-drama tells the story of Anne and Georges, an elderly couple living in Paris. Their comfortable lives are tragically disrupted when Anne suffers a stroke that paralyzes her right side. Georges refuses to admit her to hospital or a nursing home and instead decides to take care of her himself. Their relationship is tested as Anne’s faculties deteriorate. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

The Great Beauty (2014)Jep Gambardella is an aging journalist whose claim to fame was one best-selling novel.  Some unwarranted surprises on his 65th birthday brings a grinding halt to his extravagant socialite life and he finds himself looking beyond the debauchery and money he has survived on all these years. He soon embarks on a journey to find the meaning of life. (Watch Online via Kanopy) (Northwestern community only)

Ida (2015)Anna is a young postulate in 1962 Poland with little knowledge of the world outside her convent orphanage. Mother Superior informs her that she has an aunt, Wanda, whom she should visit before taking her final vows. After Wanda tells Anna that she is, in fact, Jewish, the two women take a trip to discover what happened to Anna’s parents during the German Occupation and some dark family secrets emerge. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

Son of Saul (2016)In the midst of World War II, Hungarian-Jewish Auschwitz prisoner Saul Auslander is tasked with luring other prisoners into gas chambers and soon thereafter, rummaging through their possessions. When he comes across the body of a boy he thinks is his illegitimate child, he decides to steal the body and take it to a Jewish rabbi for a proper funeral. When the plan is set in motion, other secrets and plots unravel within the concentration camp which could mean the end of the line for the prisoners. (Find it at the Northwestern Libraries)

 

 

 

Another Resolution? Learning a Language in the New Year!

By Madhurya Manohar

Hello, blog readers! I am an international graduate student at the School of Communication. Through writing for the MMLC, I get to explore the different shades of digital humanities and language learning. Learning something new is always at the top of my list—and if you know me, you know my love for checklists, bucket lists, and resolutions. Learning a language, however, is the one that keeps getting away. So, with a renewed energy for 2017 comes a revamped resolution to get back on the horse.

We are moving swiftly into the New Year and if you continue to cling onto those resolutions, then kudos to you! If you are looking for a change in track, here is one you may have heard before: Learn a new language!

Cultural awareness is just one among the benefits of learning a new language that has been reiterated endlessly. It is also said to have immense cognitive benefits. According to curated research by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, bilingualism is correlated with increased cognitive development and abilities, attention control on cognitive tasks, intelligence, memory, problem solving abilities and verbal and spatial abilities among others. A few new languages on your resume also up your employability, showcasing that you are a professional global citizen. In a corporate environment that transcends borders, it is important to grasp cultural nuances and the immersive experience that is language learning helps facilitate that. Ultimately, it also makes you a better traveler—if you are vulnerable to wanderlust—and allows you to embed yourself in a culture rather than be a mere tourist. More bang for the buck!

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Understandably, the older we grow, the less confident we are about our skill development—but the remedies to this are nestled cozily in those 2×5 inch boxes we spend most of our days on. Language learning apps have been on the market for years now. Duolingo is perhaps the most popular platform by far. The app currently offers free gamified lessons for approximately 23 languages. Babbel, which claims to be the world’s first language learning app, is not free but focuses on conversational elements more than Duolingo. The learning frameworks also continue to evolve; for example, Rosetta Stone and Busuu allow beginners to interact with native speakers to complement the exercises. If you are still a bit technologically averse and apps don’t work for you, there are some old school ways of picking up a new language. TED, of TED talks, offers a piece of advice: Make friends with heritage or native speakers or find a foreign pen pal. While you are still in school and college, however, there is no better resource than a foreign language class with a proficient teacher to help you.

A report titled The State of Languages in the US, shows that only 9 states had between 30 and 51.2% of K-12 students enrolled in language courses other than English. Meanwhile, their European counterpart—in the same demographic and time range—have 9 countries with up to 50% in secondary enrollment in language classes, perhaps owing to its mobile citizenry.  While these figures aren’t uplifting, three American states are consciously propagating multilingualism, at an elementary level: Utah, Delaware and Wisconsin. The latter, in fact, has also established a Seal of Biliteracy program that incentivizes students to take up another language before they complete their high school education.

 There are similar initiatives taking hold in higher education institutions. While some have softened their language requirements, others are bringing the discussion about the benefits of  foreign languages to the fore. Princeton University, resident of the Ivy League, recently published a proposal to ensure that all undergraduate students working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree fulfill a language requirement, regardless of previous proficiency. Additionally, they are also looking to expand their students’ cultural competency. As the report states:

“We believe requiring all students to take at least one course with international content, broadly defined, would further enhance Princeton’s commitment. Likewise, the task force recommends that all students be required to take one course that addresses the intersections of culture, identity, and power, either in a local or international context.”

Somewhat similarly, the arts and sciences faculty at the University of Pittsburgh are in the midst of debating whether standardized high school testing can exempt a student from their undergraduate language requirement. As it stands, the argument is that good results on the Advanced Placement test or regular high school testing doesn’t effectively determine a student’s proficiency in a language. If the proposal goes through, students must take a proficiency test and should they not meet the standard, will be required to take two terms of language study. The proposal aligns with the university’s commitment to produce global citizens by 2020.

Regardless of the future of such initiatives, take it upon yourself to make use of your undergraduate or graduate institution’s language courses while you can. If you are not already a foreign language major, it can be a refreshing change to your curriculum. Right here, at Northwestern University, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences offers around 19 languages, ranging from Hindi and Russian to Korean. Make it your next elective!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Over Recording Suites for Productivity and Creativity

By Audrey Valbuena

Academia often upholds its roots in paper and pen with more traditional forms of scholarship. Yet, to prepare students for the working world beyond college might mean to further embrace video and media, not only as something to be consumed, but as something to be produced.

In moments of reflection, I find myself pondering the possibility of doing more than writing an essay – maybe creating a video or podcast instead. Perhaps, instead of watching videos, I could be creating them. If other Northwestern students also feel this way, perhaps authoring a video essay or an informational podcast could be enough to end academic nonchalance in students and bring them into the exciting world of digital media. This sort creation through digital learning could have the capabilities to not only deepen understanding of content through creative synthesis, but serve to combine traditional education with technological learning, leaving students with additional skills needed to be successful in the increasingly technological future.

Working as a student employee at the MMLC has introduced me to the possibilities of these digital avenues. At the MMLC, we provide a variety of services, tools and guidance needed to make professional-grade projects.

To help create these projects are the Voice Over Recording Suites.

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Inside each Voice Over Recording Suite is a state-of-the-art Mac desktop computer, complete with a multitude of applications and Creative Cloud capabilities. Not only are the programs available the most commonly used in the media world, but the higher resolution and greater screen space allow for students to work on many moving parts of a project at once.

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Studio monitor on vibration-inhibiting mounts.

The studio monitors, or, to the less technologically savvy, studio speakers, serve to produce sound clearly and with a wide range. Every minute inflection-change within a word’s pronunciation is reproduced in the monitor’s sound (which is perfect for language classes). Each speaker sits upon a mount that inhibits vibration, clearing the sound of the speaker, as you no longer hear the speaker vibrating against the desk.

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MMLC microphone mounted on an articulated arm, with shock mount and pop filter.

For all those podcast presentations or video essay voice-overs, there is a microphone mounted on an articulated arm, with a shock mount, and a pop filter (to be explained, don’t worry). The articulated arm allows the microphone to have a range of motion, so that sound can be recorded from the best angle. The shock mount, like the mounts for the speakers, keeps the microphone steady, so any movement of the arm will not impede upon the quality of the sound. The pop filter clears the sound, so muffling is not a problem. These microphones give a profession to sound that the iPhone just can’t.

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Sleek Roland SuperUA audio interface.

This Roland SuperUA audio interface, connected to the microphone, is part of the way audio enters the computer. Its sleek design may look simple, but it can record sound at 352.8 kHz, which, if recalling the days when CDs were considered “high fidelity,” is 8 times the 44.1 kHz audio resolution of a CD.

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Above each Editing Suite doorway rests an IN USE sign, a sort of “On Air” sign to show recording is in progress.

And just in case you are ever wondering how hard Northwestern students are working, there is an IN USE sign above the doorway that can be turned on anytime someone is using the space. The IN USE sign serves not only to alert people passing by to be respectful of students in the space, it also serves to create an isolation that allows students to become immersed in their work. The suites are padded with echo-canceling foam, allowing students to attain profession results in their projects.

Last year, Classics Professor Francesca Tataranni put together Ancient Rome in Chicago, a project with her students, using Northwestern Knight Lab’s StoryMap and the media editing suites in the MMLC. This winter, John Bresland is using the suites to teach a Video Essay course.  And, Michael Kramer, is teaching Digital History – Berkeley Folk Music Festival.

Though the suites are well-equipped as is, there is, the MMLC is planning to create an electronic scheduling system for the suites, which will be displayed outside the door. Until then, an online schedule, too, is somewhere in the works, so students can check room availability at any time, from anywhere. The Voice Over Recording Suites are open to any class who would like to use them. They can be found in Kresge 2531 and 2533.

Here is how faculty can reserve the space:

Email rooms@mmlc.northwestern.edu with information about how the space would be used (ie. video or audio assignment). Tell how many students would be using the room and share a list of names with the MMLC. All students must be registered with the MMLC in order to use the room, and once this is done, their wildcard will give them access 24 hours a day, or whenever the rooms are available.

Since multimedia learning is a new avenue of scholarship and often unfamiliar to even the most seasoned professor, the MMLC has staff trained to help integrate media into more traditional courses. If you have any questions or concerns as to how the suites could be implemented into curriculum, stop by the MMLC or make an appointment.

 

MMLC’s New Student Employees

By Audrey Valbuena
Student Developers and Copywriters join forces with the MMLC staff to tackle various challenges in the departmental project development bay.

Student developers and copywriters join forces with the full-time staff to tackle various challenges in the departmental project development bay.

The MMLC’s student employees currently occupy positions from lab aide to developer. Some have a knowledge of the equipment and how it runs, while others use their knowledge of coding to develop projects going on within the MMLC. Cecile-Anne Sison, who hires most of the MMLC student employees, explains how the center integrates this youth in the workplace.

“The student employees are the first face for people who need stuff from us, or for people who don’t know who we are and need an information desk,” said Cecile. “The things I’m looking for are personality and punctuality.”

However, the students, more than just being people at a desk, get to know the center and learn how to use and log the equipment.

Student employee Cristabella Wolff shared what intrigued her about the MMLC.

“I walked in and it had a really nice vibe,” said Wolff. “The people sitting here looked happy, and everyone was very friendly.”

Aaron Leon, one of the center’s student developers, shares how his job in the MMLC helps him advance his skill set.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to grow as a software developer while also improving the learning experience of other students,” said Leon.

Most of the work study students stay in the MMLC throughout their Northwestern years. Maybe it’s the vibe of the center – it just fits.

“One of the things I look at when hiring is ‘Are they slightly weird?’” said Cecile. “Because everyone in our unit is a little weird, so I’m looking to see if they’d be a good fit.”

Five new work study students joined the MMLC team this year. Here’s to being “slightly weird”:

Aaron Leon (Student Developer)

aaronfinalAge: 20
Year/Major: Junior/Computer Science
Hometown: Westmont, IL

Why are you working in the MMLC?
I’m working at the MMLC because it’s a great opportunity for me to grow as a software developer while also improving the learning experience of other students.

What about the MMLC excites you?
The most exciting part about the MMLC to me is the cross-curricular value it adds by bringing interactive technology to humanities departments at Northwestern.

What do you do in your free time?
Outside of class and work, I’m the incoming co-director of the Tech Team for EPIC, Northwestern’s entrepreneurship student group, and the technical cofounder of Womentum, a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs around the world. In the rest of my spare time, I enjoy photography, chess and basketball.

Jason Weber (Lab Aide)

jasonfinalAge: 18
Year/Major: Freshman/Economics
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What about the MMLC excites you?
Having the opportunity to interact with students and technology that I otherwise would not have.

Tell us a little about yourself (aka what do you like to do in your free time?
I stay active, hangout with friends, watch Netflix.

Cristabella Wolff (Lab Aide)

cristabellafinalAge: 18
Year/Major: Freshman/Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Houston, TX

Why are you working in the MMLC?
The first thing that probably got me interested in the MMLC was probably the proximity, because it’s a very convenient location, but I also just walked in and it had a really nice vibe. The people sitting here looked happy, everyone was very friendly.

What about the MMLC excites you?
I just generally like being surrounded by new technology. Everything is very up to date. It definitely adds a good vibe to the atmosphere.

What do you do in your free time?
We are really close to downtown Evanston, so I tend to go out to eat or get bubble tea a lot. I have a lot of homework, so I don’t have a lot of free time. I’m in SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and the other engineering clubs, but it’s not really free time: it’s more academic.

Audrey Valbuena (Communications Aide)

audreyfinalAge: 18
Year/Major: Freshman/Journalism
Hometown: San Dimas, CA

Why are you working in the MMLC?
I saw an open spot for a communications/copy editing position, and since I am a journalism major, I figured that either of these positions would give me some good experience.

What about the MMLC excites you?
The MMLC is exciting because it helps people to build a relationship with technology and the humanities in new ways. This sort of collaboration is unique to the school, and it’s really cool that the MMLC gets to foster this learning.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I coach gymnastics and am part of a Bollywood dance team! I also write for North By Northwestern and enjoy writing for the Science and Tech section.

Sam Arrants (Lab Aide)

sam-actual-finalAge: 19
Year/Major: 2020/Economics/Undecided
Hometown: Melrose, FL

Why are you working in the MMLC?
Because the MMLC is awesome!

What about the MMLC excites you?
For one, it’s a beautiful space to study and just hang out with friends. Lots of really nice computers and a game room (coming soon)! Getting to help students with the equipment needed for their multimedia visions is very rewarding.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a small-town boy, so I’ve been trying to make the most of Evanston and Chicago. Each week has been filled with awesome new experiences, and I hope to continue going on cool adventures. I am a member of the student government’s Sustainability Committee and a member of a consulting/investing club. Otherwise, I am re-watching 30 Rock or napping on the Lakefill.

 

(You can get familiar with the whole MMLC team on the “People” page).

MMLC Welcomes Visitors to Open House

By Audrey Valbuena

With the start of a new year comes the advent of new technology, or in the case of the MMLC, new facilities. The MMLC recently held an open house, debuting its range of technology and new collaborative spaces. With nearly 100 people in attendance, the MMLC staff welcomed faculty from varying departments, some MMLC student alumni and the Dean of Weinberg himself, Adrian Randolph, to explore its new space in Kresge Hall.

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Weinberg Dean Adrian Randolph addresses the crowd of open house attendees. (Photo: Nate Bartlett, NUAMPS)

“We don’t always offer an open house every year, but this was arguably the best one we’ve ever had,” said MMLC IT Director Matt Taylor. “There was so much novelty to show off. There’s a new building, new concepts, new spaces, new ideas, and new opportunities.”

Franziska Lys of the Department of German joins others in exploring the newly opened MMLC offices. (Photo: Nate Bartlett, NUAMPS)

Staff and faculty were given the opportunity to explore the space at will, with the added bonus of food and drink, and even a fun photobooth to enhance the experience.

“The open house is really useful from a practical standpoint, showcasing all the classrooms and all the equipment that we have,” shared Matt. “They go toe-in-toe with every other classroom in Kresge, but then go beyond in some ways, with 4K video projection and video-conferencing for Skype.”

The technological capabilities of these classrooms proves to greatly enhance and diversify the ways in which academic thought can take place. The video-conferencing capabilities are expected to be used to conduct class across two languages, in collaboration with classrooms abroad. Another collaboration suite, geared towards relaxed discussion and gaming, hopes to give students the opportunity to “look at games as an intellectual medium” and also to engage them in news ways – as with a prospective program to learn Japanese characters through the use of an Xbox Kinect Sensor.

A wide variety of reservable equipment on display at the Open House included cameras, lighting equipment, and rig kits for smartphones. (Photo: Nate Bartlett, NUAMPS)

“For the last several years we’ve been spread out all around campus and off campus and now we’re in the same building [as the faculty], which has already started to build more of a community with all of us,” said MMLC’s Services Coordinator Sarah Klusak. “It’s easier for everybody to access our spaces, which is really great. All of the new spaces are really nice, high-tech, and very exciting. I’ve only gotten positive feedback from everyone so far, so that’s really encouraging.”

The door of the MMLC is open to all who wish to use it. With its close proximity to the faculty of Kresge, as well as University and Harris Hall, the staff of the MMLC, are excited for the innovation that lays ahead.

An MMLC work-study employee demonstrates the gaming features of the MMLC Collaboration Suite to Andy Rivers from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. (Photo: Nate Bartlett, NUAMPS)

“Our new spaces might open the door for a number of faculty ideas,” said Matt. “The biggest opportunity is to be back surrounded by peer faculty. We may see an increase in the kinds of digital scholarship that is starting to take hold.”

As the center launches into the quarter, there are high hopes for the academic capabilities available in using and innovating with the MMLC’s new and improved facilities.

For more pictures, please check out our gallery on Facebook:
MMLC Open House Photo Gallery
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Excitement About our Move

By Matthew Taylor

As the Spring 2016 term closes, we celebrate another great year of creative and scholarly pursuits by our team, the faculty who call upon us, and, most of all, the students whose classes and projects often take shape in our labs and studios, including:

  • Developing a virtual walking tour of Ancient Rome in Chicagoincluding in-depth video explorations of various sites
  • Learning how to research and author online maps to chart Shakespeare’s Circuits around the globe
  • Honing skills to ‘write’ audio essays, including one on Tom Dooley which won the History Department’s annual Joseph Barton Essay Award
  • Adding 84 new entries to the WildWords dictionary
  • Taking one of the 1,965 online language placement tests processed this year
  • Being in a group of 597 fellow students who perfected and evaluated their language pronunciation using DiLL in our computer classrooms

These experiences are part of the momentum we carry forward as we look ahead to our return to Kresge Hall. There, we will kick off the 2016-2017 academic year with great excitement in a brand-new space, once again strategically placed at the heart of language instruction and Humanities education in Weinberg College.

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An early rendering of the main activity space, including enclosed collaboration suites.

 

Our new Space: an Overview

Building on our existing portfolio of services, we expect our new space to facilitate new interactions and connections, offer more robust capacity for multimedia creation, and encourage exploration of new models for teaching and learning. From our main activity space on the second floor of Kresge, we will offer:

  • Equipment Checkout Counter
  • Independent Learning Carrels
  • A Project Nook (eventually offering makerspace tools)
  • Collaboration Booths for small group activities
  • Collaboration Suites for enclosed group activities (tutuoring, project work, etc.)

We’ve recognized the importance of rooms that can offer increased sound isolation and access to studio recording tools and, down the hall, we will have new studio spaces that can be reserved for use by specific courses:

  • 2 Digital Media Editing Suites (1-2 people)
  • 1 Larger Editing Studio (small groups)

Our laboratory classrooms have also received a significant technology boost, each boasting high-definition, high-fidelity 4K projection and presentation capabilities, attention to sound and acoustics, as well as video conferencing equipment that permits outside audiences to participate in the local classroom discussion. Both classrooms will enable digitally-enhanced pedagogies, but with a slightly different focus and layout:

  • A digitally augmented structured classroom — suitable for many language and evaluative activities
  • A content-creation classroom — powerful tools at every seat, space for faculty to circulate and guide, and space to collect for group critique and review.

Interim Summer Operations

Getting ready for our new space requires significant preparation and, as such, we will follow a significantly reduced operating schedule for Summer Session before closing completely on August 13. As we schedule the breakdown of our existing equipment and classroom spaces, we will continue to work directly with each summer program faculty member to ensure that needs are met.

October Open House — Save the Date!

In celebration of our “homecoming” to Kresge, we plan to host a multi-day open house event spanning Thursday, October 13, and Friday, October 14, just prior to Northwestern’s official homecoming week.  On Thursday afternoon, we will open up our spaces to offer  a special sneak-peak those who might not be able to make the more formal Friday afternoon event.  Stay tuned for additional details!

Putting IT To Use: One Button Studio

By Cecile-Anne Sison

Since the MMLC has been in the Library, we’ve really been taking advantage of our proximity to our peers. I thought I would start a blog series called “Putting IT To Use” about how a language professor or other Humanists could incorporate some of the new (or at least new to you!) technology Northwestern has.

IMG_2969First up is the One Button Studio (OBS), which is similar to the Lightboard studio in practice.  A lot of units will most likely talk about these two studios in terms of how you can shoot segments to use in MOOCs or flipping/blending/hybridizing your courses. And they’d be right! It’s easy to use – all you need is a thumbdrive (oh and BTDubs did you know the MMLC has thumbdrives available for check out?) to save your recordings onto.

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Humanities and Computer Science — What?

By Matthew Taylor

It’s holiday time. Time for big dinners, friends, family, and cheer. At the dinner table there might be those half-interested questions of “What do you do?” or “How is your work going?” This month, after attending the 10th annual Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS), followed by an exciting talk by Mark Guzdial on how to boost society’s computer literacy, my response will be energetic and as clear as Ralph Parker asking Santa for a Red Ryder BB rifle : “Work has never been better! Increased access to tools and digital literacy are critical to scholarship and instruction of the humanities, and I’m happy to be a part of it!”

But it’s never that easy.

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DemoCats I – Sylvie, Mochi, Kuma and Luna

By Cecile-Anne Sison

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In what will hopefully become a recurring feature for the MMLC blog, our pet cats (and our colleagues’ pet cats) test out the equipment that the MMLC has available for checkout. If you have a tech-leaning Northwestern-affiliated cat who would like to become part of our team, please feel free to shoot me a message in the comments.

 

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