March 22 and 23 GC Digital Fellows Workshops: People Centered Digital Research and Citizen Cartography

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Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.


People-Centered Digital Research

Tuesday, March 22nd,  6:30-8:30pm

In this participatory and discussion oriented workshop, we will be exploring what (big) data is, how it matters to researchers across disciplines studying human experience, and what some of the ethical issues relating to collection, analysis, and use are. In particular, we will discuss dilemmas surrounding informed consent, privacy, and questions of understanding race, gender, and other identities online. To initiate thinking about the presentation and use of digital research, we will focus on the proliferation of data visualizations and the critical questions that they raise. Participants who are wrestling with conceptual questions regarding the conduct of social data science are invited to share their experiences and learn together.

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Citizen Cartography @NYPL: Map Warper Workshop

Wednesday, March 23, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The New York Public Library’s Map Warper is a free online crowdsourcing tool that enables librarians and the general public to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map through a process called georectification, or “warping” maps. As part of NYPL’s ongoing commitment to creating new publicly available resources and building new platforms for historical research, the Library has set out to warp over 4,000 maps.

In this hands-on workshop, we will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at[]) as well as get you started warping maps. Come learn more about how to use this tool and the ways in which it can impact your research. For more information, watch the tutorial at[], or email or

This workshop is free and open to the public with advance registration. Please visit[] for further details.

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