AnthroTech Meetup: Education & Technology

The January 10 AnthroTech Meetup will focus on technology issues in education.  We'll have two outstanding speakers:

-- Ricki Goldman is an NYU Professor of Educational Communication & Technology, a digital ethnographer and a leading theorist on learning and media.  She will discuss "Gen-E," or "Generation Ethnographers" -- the emerging generation of people who use social media to document their world.  She'll also show some of the digital video analysis tools she's designed for use in ethnographies in school settings.

-- Ken Perlin is Director of NYU's Games for Learning Institute, an NYU Professor of Computer Science, and the winner of a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for his work on procedural texture.  He'll demo a system he's developing to allow multiple developers to collaborate on programming in Google Docs, discussing its implications for creating better eBooks.

We'll have a discussion with the speakers followed by audience Q&A and then, as always, networking over wine.  Please join us!  If you cannot join in person, feel free to follow our live broadcast via Google Hangout.  Instructions: before 7 pm, join the AnthroTech Google+ page at http://bit.ly/10iEMjN and follow the on-screen directions.  The broadcast will also be on Youtube after the event.

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  • Liz P.

    Sorry to have missed this...just came across this group. Looking forward to future meetings.

    January 15, 2013

  • Adam N.

    Justin, Nate and all -- fair points re: the balance of academic and non-academic speakers & content. In the future we'll be working hard to ensure each event has more practical/applicable content, which likely will mean at least one speaker who works in a technology firm. Keep the feedback coming.

    January 15, 2013

  • Nate C.

    Also the description clearly stated that both speakers were professors at NYU. I'm not sure I get the "pointless academic" comment. It's not NYTM. That said I wouldn't mind seeing someone from the tech world speak at the next event.

    January 11, 2013

  • Nate C.

    First timer and it was better than anticipated. Could be a little more balanced with startup/academic but good discussion.

    January 11, 2013

  • Adam N.

    We really apologize for the snafu with the Google Hangout tonight. The wifi at NYU did not work. We are working to find a solution for the next event. Sorry! Thank to those of you who were able to attend!

    January 11, 2013

  • Donna K.

    Update: there are technical difficulties. It doesn't look like there will be live streaming of this event, but the twitter handle is #AnthroTechMeetUp

    January 10, 2013

    • Krys W.

      shoot, ok, thanks donna!

      January 10, 2013

  • Krys W.

    Hi, is anyone able to get on to the live stream?

    January 10, 2013

    • douglas

      Nope... link takes you to the google page but not a hangout.

      January 10, 2013

  • Krys W.

    Hi, is anyone able to get on to the live stream?

    January 10, 2013

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