Nov
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

I Write Good

Hosted by Becky White!

You should sign up for this Car Barn Lab if you...

- want to discuss the makings of impactful writing.

- are not comfortable editing yourself.

- want to learn different tips and tricks to edit yourself.

- would like to hang out with a group of your peers and edit some content.

- would like to get your work edited by a group of your peers.

- would like to get feedback on some of your past work, or current work.

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Feb
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Quilting-Coding on Processing

Olivia Payne is writing her thesis on alternative approaches to computational thinking. Her work has a strong focus on traditional craft, i.e. quilting. With Processing, Olivia creates visual patterns that she then prints and turn into beautiful quilts. Some of them look geeky, some of them are more organic.

On February 29 Olivia did a Car Barn Labs session with some fellow CCT students. She offered us some of her Processing code and we plaid with it.

 

Here are the results:

With them, she then stitched together a quilt that will be part of the II Georgetown Mediafest.

Here is Olivia's Lesson Plan.

Here is the folder with her original code.

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Feb
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

JavaScript for Data Vizualization

What is JavaScript, where is it used, and what can a lay person do with it? That's the purpose of this session instructed by Nathan Danskey and Laura Werthmann.

You can access the lesson plan on this link, and learn more about JavaScript on http://www.w3schools.com/js/

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Dec
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pre-Christmas Processing

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With the occasion of coming together to design Christmas cards for friends and family, CCT student and TA of the Expressive Computation class Chris Miller taught a complete course on how to code with Processing. IDE, loops, variables and external assets were part of the workshop.

LINKS:

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Nov
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Twitter Bot

Rob Pongsajapan, former colleague at CNDLS, led the session on how to create a twitter bot. The documentation was divided into the instructions to prepare the setup, and the fun work to create a twitter handle, run a python script and give content to the bot.

Click on the link to access the lesson plan

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Nov
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Elevator Pitch

Co-instructed by Justin Kollinger and Nathan Danskey, this workshop was a great combination of useful tricks from a double perspective: video making and presentation skills.

The structure was divided into a lecture, a hands-on session and a debriefing session, in which the results of students practice were shared and discussed. Access the lesson plan on this link.

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Oct
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

InDesign your Resume

CCT student Ken Wake instructed this workshop on how to build a resume with InDesign. Building on his experience as both a recruiter and a professional graphic designer, Ken focused on the secrets for telling a compelling professional story, offering additional feedback to resumes submitted by fellow students.

Click on the link to access the lesson plan

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

 

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Oct
9
3:30pm 3:30pm

3D Printing

The 3D printer in the CCT studio has made new friends! This workshop contained a demonstration of the printer with the Car Barn Labs logo and a sandbox practice on 123D Design, a readily available Autodesk tool to design objects for 3D printing.

This workshop was co-instructed by the best of CCT makers Sam Redd, Ramon Zamora and Chris Miller. Click on the link to access the lesson plan

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Sep
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Get a head shot, take a head shot

The second Car Barn Labs workshop introduced CCT students to the essential tricks for a successful head shot. The lesson was followed by a practical exercise on the rooftop of the iconic Car Barn building, in which students took turns to model (get a head shot) and practice taking a head shot.

The workshop was co-instructed by CCT students Jilanne Doom, John Hanacek and Nathan Danskey. Some examples of student output can be found in this folder. Click on the link to access the lesson plan

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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Sep
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

GIF making

GIFs have crossed the boundaries from a file format to a medium of its own with huge expressive implications. Participants to this workshop were exposed to different software tools and composition techniques, including animation of stills, video capture and design from scratch. 

This workshop was co-instructed by Linda Huber and Jaime Gonzalez-Capitel. Some examples of student output can be found in this folder. Click on the link to access the lesson plan

Individuals not affiliated to Georgetown University may not be able to access the links above. You can send an email to jag363@georgetown.edu for more info.

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