Develop a new course using plays, performances, and DVDs, to coincide with the gallery exhibit “The Art of Sight, Sound, and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater” (Winter 2011). Consult with Laurel Bradley (Perlman Teaching Museum), Judith Howard (DANC), Noboru Tomonari (JAPN), and Matt Bailey (LIBR).
SketchUp Models: Visualizing Narrative
Develop new assignments for Planning Utopia and incorporate assignments into an exhibition in the Weitz Center for Creativity. Consult with Fiona MacNeill (ITS), Tucker MacNeill (PEPS), Paul Bernhardt (CAMS), and Jim Pierret (PEPS).
Exhibition: City as Organism/City as Machine
Integrate student built Gene X Environment models into Genetics course.
Course: BIOL 240: Genetics
Cinema and Media Studies
Develop a blog, Northfield Cinema History & Culture Archive; develop a ContentDM database with materials related to local film history. Consult with Fiona MacNeill (ITS), Dave Flynn (ITS), Adam Gurnow, who runs the Northfield History Collaborative portal, and Hsianghui Liu-Spencer (LIBR).
Create an interactive textbook using iBooks Author. The book constitutes a new learning resource for CAMS 111: Digital Foundations and CAMS 277: Studio Television Production.
Become proficient in several animation software applications, take a summer workshop in animation, and develop additional material for a new course in animation.
Course: CAMS 286: Animation
Report: Viz Grant for Animations Course
- Develop new advanced seminar in visual studies that focuses on the photographic image itself in parallel with the Seminar in Film Theory.
Course: CAMS 350: Visual Studies Seminar
- Develop critical theory assignments for a new course “Photographic Portraiture” (Spring 2012). Collaborate with Susan Jaret McKinstry’s ENGL 327: The Victorian Novel course on a portraiture exhibition.
- Develop new, targeted exercises to increase time students spend concentrating on specific techniques for image and sound creation in fiction and non-fiction video productions.
- Viz Summer Faculty-Student Collaboration grant, 2010, in cooperation with the Carleton Humanities Center. Eric Tretbar and Alex Cooney '11: a feature documentary project called “AMERICANS.” This film explores "E Pluribus Unum": who are the "many"? And what is the "one"?
Clara Hardy and Chico Zimmerman
Redesign Classics 110, gateway course, to create digital collection of “objects” for classics students to analyze. Consult with Heidi Eyestone (ARTH), Heather Tompkins (LIBR) or Iris Jastram (LIBR); hire student expert to create catalog.
Clara Hardy and Ruth Weiner (Theater)
Research and develop materials for the production of the Oresteia and associated course development work.
Exhibition: The Oresteia
Performance: The Oresteia
Develop an Ancient Roman Theater database and create tools for the visual analysis of the data. Collaborate with Troy Samuels (a senior Classics major), Wei-Hsin Fu (ENTS), and Carly Born (ITS).
Collect and construct visual resources for use in Roman history courses; consult with student worker in using Google SketchUp to build a 3D model of the Roman forum; consult with Carly Born (ITS), and Heather Tompkins (LIBR), GIS Staff, and student workers.
Course: CLAS 228: The Roman Republic
Develop new visual components for CCST 275: I’m a Stranger Here Myself, including an exhibition of the students’ autobiographical, visual projects in the White Spaces.
Redesign “Cultures of Dance” (Winter 2011) with particular emphasis on Kabuki, Bugaku and Butoh forms, to coincide with the gallery exhibit “The Art of Sight, Sound, and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater” (Winter 2011). Consult with Laurel Bradley (Perlman Teaching Museum), Noboru Tomonari (JAPN), Katie Ryor (ARTH), and Matt Bailey (LIBR).
Develop a four-part exercise for the OCS Cambridge program: 1)Economic Naturalism, 2)Visualizing, 3)Sharing the visualization, and 4)Ethical reflection.
- Use the Climate Action Plan as a term-long case study in ECON 268 (Economics of Cost-Benefit Analysis) and thereby integrate visual analysis of carbon neutrality data.
- Create a series of modular videos to supplement the textbooks for microeconomics, environmental economics, and cost-benefit analysis.
Create new assignments incorporating visual materials for ENGL 245: Bollywood Nation (Spring 2012). Visual materials include posters, photographic stills, and film montages. Partner with film production class and consult with PEPS to create effective visual material.
Course: ENGL 245: Bollywood Nation
Report: Viz Grant for Bollywood Nation
Viz Summer Faculty-Student Collaboration grant, 2010, in cooperation with the Carleton Humanities Center. Adriana Estill (English) and Sally Larkins: a study of how colonial and imperial histories and geographies inform the development of a 20th century “ideal” Latina body, as illustrated in the late nineteenth century Hispanic American novelist María Amparo Ruiz de Burton.
Incorporate visual and curatorial assignments into ENGL 310: Shakespeare II (Spring 2011), in preparation for an exhibition on The Tempest in Fall 2011.
Develop new visual components for the 2011 ENTS Winter Break fieldtrip to China, to create assignments that require students to present information visually in poster form, through internet based media, blogging, and photographic images.
Invite guest artist/speaker David Garneau, and exhibit Métis/sage:Visually Translating the Métis Experience in Canada in Gould Library. Develop a label-writing assignment for FREN 362: Transnational Writers of Quebec (Spring 2011) in conjunction with the exhibit.
Digitize 1962-63 footage of the life story of Cherif's father, developed in connection with a visit of the Carleton Mali program to the village of Nana-Kenieba; public screening in Djoliba.
Curate an exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum that will be directly linked to introductory French courses.
Course: FREN 101: Elementary French
Develop visual assignments linked to the thin section database (a collection of photo-micrographs of minerals) for both GEOL 250: Mineralogy and GEOL 255: Petrology.
Develop a video assignment as part of the coursework for the Geology in New Zealand off-campus seminar (Winter 2012); collaborate with student worker in learning film-making and editing techniques; consult with Tucker MacNeill (PEPS).
Developed visual course assignments for GERM 295 (Berlin—The German Metropolis) with the internet platform Hypercities.
Develop new units on Civil War photographs and Civil War maps for HIST: American Civil War (Winter 2012) to show how Americans attempted to visualize and understand their war experience. Develop a visual assignment that will culminate in a public exhibition of students' posters.
Develop visual assignments for HIST 167: History of Modern South Asia (Spring 2012), and base some of those assignments on Tehreema Mitha Dance Company’s visit to Carleton.
Revise the syllabus of HIST 137: Early Medieval Worlds and develop a major visual and public history component in the form of a library exhibition. Consult with Margaret Pezalla-Granlund (LIBR), Tucker MacNeill (ITS), Kristi Wermager (LIBR), Terry Kissner (LIBR), and Aisling Quigley (VIZ).
Course: HIST 137: Early Medieval Worlds
Exhibition: If You Give a Monk a Manuscript...
Develop an A&I seminar on “Visualizing Friends and Enemies in the Soviet World,” and incorporate material from the Soviet bloc and China into an exhibition in the Perlman Teaching Museum. Engage students in the A&I seminar with the exhibition as part of a multi-stage assignment.
Exhibition: Art Treasures/Curricular Resources
John Thabiti Willis
- Develop visual materials for assignments and exhibits pertaining to HIST 282. PEPS provided the equipment for the project, Paul Carpenter (a senior CAMS major) accompanied Professor Willis to Nigeria as a photographer, and Rachel Raimist, an assistant professor in the Telecommunication and Film Department and in Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama also accompanied as an expert on film.
- Gather further visual material and resources for "Mask as Source of African History" course, and accompanying exhibition (Fall 2011).
Course: HIST 282: Masquerades in Africa
Exhibition: Masquerades in Africa (Version 2.0)
Revise JAPN 230, “Topics in Pre-modern Japanese Literature” to include classic texts from Kabuki and Noh (Winter or Spring 2011), to coincide with the gallery exhibit “The Art of Sight, Sound, and Heart: Visualizing Japanese Theater” (Winter 2011). Consult with Laurel Bradley (Perlman Teaching Museum), Judith Howard (DANC), Katie Ryor (ARTH), Matt Bailey (LIBR).
Collaborate with fellow faculty from the Linguistics department and develop assignments and a syllabus for a new course tentatively entitled Linguistic Theory: The Movie.
Report: Viz Grant for Linguistics Movie
Develop educational materials describing and depicting topological concepts for MATH 354 (Topology) and other courses. Hire student experts in math and Studio Art to help design materials.
Course: MATH 395: Surfaces
Exhibition: Quilting, Copper, and Yarn: Math with Models
Revise a video analysis assignment for MUSC 132: The Golden Age of R&B and MUSC 136: The History of Rock.
Developed a set of “listening maps” or guides for students, and expanded techniques for creating such guides.
Course: MUSC 245: Music of Africa
Develop a new course, “Chaos and Cosmos: Philosophical Visions” that incorporates several different types of visual assignments.
- Develop assignments and acquire permissions for material to be displayed in an exhibition in the Fall. Both POSC 204: Media and Electoral Politics: The 2012 Elections and POSC 100: Political Communication and Elections (Fall 2012), will incorporate visual assignments.
- Viz Summer Faculty-Student Collaboration grant, 2010, in cooperation with the Carleton Humanities Center. Barbara Allen and Julia Larson '12: a comparison of British and American political campaign ads, with particular focus on negativity, gender and race stereotypes, and issue content.
- Support for the creation and development of a series of seven podcasts designed to explain in a visual manner statistical application in the social sciences in multiple courses, including POSC 120 Comparative Political Regimes, POSC 263 European Political Economy, POSC 265 Politics of Global Economic Relations, POSC 233 Corruption, Authoritarianism, and Democracy, and POSC 322 Latin American political economy.
- Develop podcasts that instruct and visually demonstrate statistical techniques for POSC 120, 364, and 263.
Photojournalism project; exhibition of photos from New Orleans; Paul Hager (CAMS) conducted two classes: a basic primer on photojournalism before the trip and instructions of Photoshop and print production after the trip; consulted and collaborated with Margaret Pezalla-Granlund (LIBR) and Aisling Quigley (Viz) to create a library exhibition.
Course: POSC 212: Environmental Justice
Develop course in Cross Cultural Psychology (Fall 2010), ending with development of a class website. Consult with Trish Ferrett (CHEM), Carly Born (ITS), Fiona MacNeil (ITS), Doug Bratland (Web Services), and Ann Zawistowski (Gould Library).
Collaborate with Northfield schools on a project similar to Chris Jordan’s Running the Numbers whereby students discover means of representing important quantities in visually striking ways; involves Northfield Middle School teacher training and collaborating with Adrienne Falcon (SOAN), and Nathan Grawe (DOC).
Course: IDSC 100: Measured Thinking
Exhibition: Imagining Numbers
Develop visual materials, assignments, and curriculum for a new course, RELG 238: The Sacred Body (Spring 2012). The visual assignments are connected to the visit of a hula halau (hula school/troupe), the Social Body exhibition in the Perlman teaching museum, and the visit of the Tehreema Mitha Dance Company.
Course: RELG 238: The Sacred Body
Revise the syllabus and develop new assignments for RELG 289: Global Religions in Minnesota; to coordinate the technical aspects of structuring a public website that is the platform for the students’ work.
Viz Summer Faculty-Student Collaboration Grant, 2010, in Cooperation with the Carleton Humanities Center. Liz Coville and Rachel Feinberg '13: a project involving language use in popular film and specific ideas of contemporary linguistic anthropology (e.g. indexicality, reflexivity, reported speech, metacommunication, and metasemantics).
Develop new readings and assignments for a unit of SOAN 285: Ethics of Civic Engagement that encourages students to think about the ethics of representation.
Support curricular development for SOAN 256: Ethnography of Africa, to mount a related exhibition of Cameroonian photography and invite an expert in the visual anthropology of African portrait photography.
Exhibition: Staging Selves: Cameroonian Portrait Photography
Bring the graphic artist Miguel Brieva to campus to give a workshop for students in SPAN 320: New Voices in Contemporary Spain.
Develop images and video for exercises in Spanish language courses; creating a library of materials.
Course: SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish
Workshop: "Recycling Bins:" Animating Language Learning, Learning to Look-Ethically, December 2011
Develop two virtual art museum assignments for SPAN 103, one dealing with Latin American art, and the other one on Spain. These virtual assignments utilize the Moodle Quiz module and the Moodle Audio Recording module.
Course: SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish
Create databases of student artwork at Carleton for ceramics courses (ARTS 230 and ARTS 232): teach students to document artwork in a professional manner, submit images to database, and create oral presentation. Redesign assignments to use and develop resource. Consult with Andrea Nixon (DOC), Heidi Eyestone (ARTH); hire student expert.
Course: ARTS 230 or 232: Ceramics
Database Upload Form: Studio Art Student Work Archive Submission Form
Design and create a digital catalog for the artist's book collection; design an exhibit and workshop to showcase the artists’ books collection and the new digital catalog as a curricular resource. Hire student expert to create digital catalog.
- Redesign photo courses to connect digital and film techniques, emphasize interdisciplinary links with photographs (consult with faculty in Physics, ENTS, English, Humanities and Philosophy); attend Digital Imaging workshop.
- Develop a course that integrates both wet (darkroom) and dry (digital) photography processes; develop new printing capabilities.
Women's and Gender Studies
- Develop “Women’s Health Activism” (Spring 2011) to build on Politics of Women’s Health course and collaborate with the exhibition “Every Body! Visual Resistance in Feminist Health Movements, 1969-2009” by exploring how an exhibition functions in education and activism. Consult with Laurel Bradley (Perlman Teaching Museum), Annette Igra (HIST, WGST).