I have returned to the CUNY Commons.
In this space I hope to talk a bit about digital scholarship, both inside and outside of the New Media Lab. This will be in addition to the short announcements and blurbs I talk about on Twitter, and likely go into a bit more depth.
A bit more about me that you may not know:
I have a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Though you may not suspect it in someone who’s official title is closer to “webmaster,” I have extensive experience with ArcGIS, and SPSS (and am building experience in their open source cousins. PSPP, I have down. QGIS, coming soon)
Did I mention I also know how to program point of sale equipment? Most seem to run some really basic linux/early windows like OS’s, so it’s not as exciting as it sounds. Also, this is unlikely to ever come up in the New Media Lab. But this is part of the job when you learn how to program while working for the food service division of a major public university.
I’m a musician in my spare time, and though I really have grown to love MixCraft (think Windows Garageband), I’ve done work in Pro Tools, Cubase, ACID, Sonar. I also have made some films using Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, though I’d be remiss if I neglected to mention that I did cut my teeth working on homemade music videos on Imovie.
So anyway, why I mention these “little known” facts about myself? Mostly to answer one of the most common questions I receive in my daily work: “do you know anything about this?” To which the answer is usually a grand story:
So everyone, gather round the fire! Let me tell you a story about the time I used photoshop, XSLT and one fierce Python script to fight off a bear. He was sixteen feet tall, weighed thirty tons, and was covered in bugs…