Category Archives: General Instructional Technology

Mother 32 and DFAM (drummer from another mother) at PARC

The Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) in the Performing Arts Building (PAB) has added two Moog analog synthesizers to our continually evolving A/V editing room 327! 

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Retreat! Strategy, sandwiches, stroopwaffles

On a calm and ordinary-seeming summer morning, we gathered around mugs of sweet-waffle-topped coffee and breakfast sandwiches and brainstormed future directions, exciting projects, and then some. Stay tuned…

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Screen Capturing your Mac Computer Screen

You may need to take a screen capture (or screenshot or grab; different terms, same idea) of your Mac’s computer screen. Apple has got a screenshot page that lists this info. Here’s  the two most basic and commonly-used commands. Copy … finish reading Screen Capturing your Mac Computer Screen

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Laser Cutting a Chinese Print Block (part two)

Part one’s project created a replica of a Chinese woodblock, in this case a woodblock from the 1970s that was in fairly good shape (at 40 years old!); the woodblock itself  was intact, and the wood carving still had pretty crisp … finish reading Laser Cutting a Chinese Print Block (part two)

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Discontinuation of VHS Support at Reed / YouTube to VHS ?

Notices have appeared in the various media labs around campus: Reed is discontinuing all VHS support, beginning this Fall. The news has come without fanfare, and those who did see the signs were, in all likelihood, even more surprised to … finish reading Discontinuation of VHS Support at Reed / YouTube to VHS ?

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Edit the Project with Video Editing Software

Video editing software choices for pc-users Here’s a list of possible video editing software choices. Video editing software choices for Mac-users iMovie is an easy free tool installed on most Macs, and is the best video editing software for its … finish reading Edit the Project with Video Editing Software

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Laser Cutting a Chinese Print Block (part one)

For this project, the goal was to make a print from a Chinese wood block. The block depicts paper money that, after made into a paper print, is then burned up as an offering to ancestors during the annual Qingming Festival. We … finish reading Laser Cutting a Chinese Print Block (part one)

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Mapping Unimproved Roads

Cyclocross is a one of those weird sports I’d never heard of until I moved to Portland. Essentially cyclocross is a form of bike racing that entails riding on pavement, trails and grass while occasionally dismounting to carrying your bike … finish reading Mapping Unimproved Roads

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Text analysis using Voyant Tools

Voyant Tools is one of my favorite text analysis tools because it is fast and easy to use, even for people who have no background in text analysis. Although Voyant offers a lot of options—which can be overwhelming—the interface presents … finish reading Text analysis using Voyant Tools

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Social annotation with Annotation Studio

Annotation Studio is an open-source browser-based annotation platform that allows members of groups or classes to take notes on a shared document. You might think of it as similar to the comment feature in Google Docs, without the ability to … finish reading Social annotation with Annotation Studio

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