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Through A Different Lens Series

The Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab is proud to present “Through a Different Lens,” a virtual, public lecture series in partnership with the Quick Center for the Arts, Humanities Institute, and the Visual and Performing Arts Department. In 2020-2021, the series focuses on the challenges we face with Covid-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the broader context of politics and power in American society. We believe that engaging with the exceptional speakers in this series will spark productive dialogues across professional and social communities on campus and in our wider community.

Each virtual lecture is free and open to the public and will be available on the day of the event at www.thequicklive.com.

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L.A. Kauffman

Protest, Activism and Organizing with L.A. Kauffman

Wednesday, February 24
7 p.m.

Over the last four years, mass protest has become a constant staple of political activism in the United States. From the from the Women's Marches that kicked off the Trump era, to the massive Black Lives Matters protests over Spring and Summer of 2020, social movements have been powerful voices for change with varying degrees of success. Join us for a discussion of protest, activism and organizing with author and grassroots organizer L.A. Kauffman.

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Brittonie Fletcher

Raw Files to Instagram

Wednesday, March 4
5 p.m.

Learn how to get your digital pictures to publication quality using Adobe Creative Suite with artist/consultant Brittonie Fletcher.

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Kurt Schlichting, PhD

Spatial Analysis and Mapping Using QGIS

Wednesday, March 11
4 p.m.

Join us for an introduction to analyzing spatial data, and creating beautiful maps, with Kurt Schlichting, PhD. In this workshop, Dr. Schlicthing will showcase the open-source and free software QGIS to participants, using it to visualize spatial data from various sources. He will talk about obtaining spatial data from various sources, offer tips on how digital mapping works, and answer questions from the audience about their spatial analysis and visualization needs.

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Co-teaching Workshop / "Brown bag" with CAE

Wednesday, March 18
4 p.m.

Learn about co-teaching from fellow faculty with experience and the CAE and chat with other faculty members interested in finding co-teaching partners at this event.

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Brittonie Fletcher

Tickling the Bonds: Creative Engagement with Molecular Visualization Tools

Wednesday, March 24
7 p.m.

In this webinar, artist Laura Splan will lead a creative exploration of the molecular biology of SARS-CoV-2 through the molecular visualization software PyMOL. She will demonstrate how to use public databases of models and how to load and manipulate protein structures. Joined by a biologist, Splan will facilitate a conversation about the science of viruses and antibodies, using their representations in software to understand how they affect our lives. She will also present a critical and creative engagement with scientific imaging and visualization technologies and the way they mediate our relationship to the natural world. Make sure to bring along your own 3D glasses to enjoy the detailed models you will see on your screens.

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Create and Deploy Surveys using Qualtrics

Thursday, March 25
5 p.m.

Come and learn how to make the most of Fairfield University’s new institutional license for the online survey administration tool Qualtrics. In this workshop we will explore how to design a survey on the platform, distribute it to your target audience, and get the data into the analysis tool of your choice.

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Self-Publishing Through a Variety of Platforms

Tuesday, April 6
5 p.m.

Explore various ways of publishing your creative work on multiple platforms using Adobe Creative Suite with artist/consultant Brittonie Fletcher.

Past Workshops & Events

2020

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Mehmet Cansoy, PhD

Introduction to R for Statistics with Mehmet Cansoy, PhD

Wednesday, February 18
5 p.m.

Interested in data analysis with a cutting-edge software that is also free? Join us for an introduction to the R language and learn how to generate reproducible analysis using open-source and free tools for your research and teaching with Mehmet Cansoy, PhD, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology and one of the Humanities Institute’s co-directors. We will explore the capabilities of the R, different ways of using it, and answer any questions you might have for transitioning your research and teaching to this new tool.

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Parade of Tools: An Introduction to Digital Scholarship

February 10
5 p.m.

A whirlwind tour through tools built for data, text, and network analysis, digital exhibition, digital publishing, mapping, timeline creation, web annotation, and more serves as an introduction to the possibilities for digital scholarship work across disciplines. We will explore how developing digital pedagogy can help promote dynamic, accessible research, develop digital literacies, strengthen digital citizenship, and promote play and collaboration, with time for discussion about how you might use these tools in your work and classroom.

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Patricia Miranda

Grief, Mourning, and Art with Patricia Miranda (Part I)

Wednesday, September 9
8 p.m.

In this two-part, virtual lecture/workshop, artist, curator, and educator Patricia Miranda will use the lens of art to speak to both individual and collective ideas around grief, loss, mourning, and solastalgia. During part-one, Miranda will introduce the work of contemporary artists engaging in themes of grief, loss, and mourning and present them in the context of the challenges we face with Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Patricia Miranda

Grief, Mourning, and Art with Patricia Miranda (Part II)

Wednesday, September 16
8 p.m.

In part-two of this virtual lecture/workshop, Patricia Miranda will discuss how the tools of art and diplomacy can help us effectively engage in the difficult conversations of our time.

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Niama Safia Sandy

Rememory as Praxis: Black Women Performance Artists with Niama Safia Sandy, Holly Bass, Jazmine Hayes, and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Wednesday, September 23
8 p.m.

Inspired by her critically-acclaimed ongoing FOR/FOUR conversation series, the Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab is thrilled to present Niama Safia Sandy in conversation with performance artists Holly Bass, Jazmine Hayes, and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz as they work through the lens of Morrison's notion of rememory. Each invoking the subversion of dominant narratives toward extolling the presence and power of Black viewpoints and personhood, these three Black women performance artists utilize their bodies and the happenings they create as a bridge toward an aesthetic of transfiguration and a strategy of legibility, resistance and visibility.

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Kenneth Prewitt

Power, Politics, and the Census with Kenneth Prewitt

Wednesday, October 21
8 p.m.

In this webinar, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at Columbia University and former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Kenneth Prewitt will talk about the importance of the decennial census in the context of critical social cleavages in American society. He will assess the multiple threats to the accuracy of the 2020 census, focusing on the relationship between the census and political polarization, threats to representation, and the fundamental ways we think about ourselves and society.

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Eitan Hersh

Bringing Power Back to Politics with Eitan Hersh

Wednesday, November 4
8 p.m.

In this webinar, political scientist and data analyst Eitan Hersh will discuss how the way we engage with politics needs to change. He will address the negative impacts of political hobbyism - the voracious consumption of news and social media coupled with only symbolic actions - and present the need for a stronger alternative, focusing on building institutions, developing agendas, and creating the capacity to mobilize and govern coalitions.

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Laura Splan

Unfolding Narratives: Mining the Biotechnological Imaginary with Laura Splan

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
7 p.m.

In this webinar presentation, artist Laura Splan will showcase her recent exhibition at BioBAT Art Space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which featured an immersive installation of SARS-CoV-2 molecular animations. She will also discuss recent bioart residencies where she developed projects that explore the interconnectedness of cultural and biological systems during the coronavirus pandemic. Splan’s interdisciplinary studio practice often uses textiles materialities and gestures to understand the structures that form our entangled precarity while also evoking the technologies that circumscribe it.

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