On our campus we are constantly surrounded by technology yet we never really take the time to explore the seamless relationship between the academic and the technological. Tech Day is an opportunity for the Tulane community to come together and celebrate the technology that makes life on our campus what it is. It is a day of toys, tech, food and fun. We will have academic and technical presentations as well as games and door prizes. Come learn about the new trends in technology and education with presentations from our faculty and the vendors that provide us with the technology you use every day. Tech Day is free and open to the public, make sure to register for a chance at some of our amazing door prizes.
In this talk, folklorist Steve Zeitlin discusses two histories. First, he traces the history of the efforts to gather and disseminate the stories or ordinary people. Web 2.0 began in the twenty-first century, but it evolved from the twentieth. He looks at populist efforts to disseminate stories beginning with the invention and dissemination of recording devices and phonographs in the early years of the twentieth century, of movies and radio in the 1920s and ’30s, and of television in the 1940s and ’50s through the web, web 2.0, and beyond. He also traces a second history, the chronicle of City Lore’s efforts to organize and disseminate oral histories and places that matter through the web, social media, and new technologies. This history begins with a look at the Styrofoam map for New York City on which New Yorkers wrote their stories on acetate and pinned them to a map back in 2001, and the way that this evolved into a web-based story map of New York. It also explores City Lore’s Census of Places that Matter now mapped on the web. It also takes a hard look at the challenges which ever changing technologies pose to all of these mapping initiatives, as well as the possibilities for mapping places and stories via mobile aps, YouTube, and gaming formats.
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All of our vendors are contributing fantastic prizes to be given away. This year's prizes include:
Register and pick up your ID on the day of the event. Have your ID scanned at 5 stations and you will automatically be entered to win.
Kendall Cram Room, LBC, 10am-3pm. Tournament winner take home an iPad! The TUVGS will be set up with an Xbox 360 with Kinect, a Wii, and some vintage gaming systems.
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