This collaborative project of Northwestern University
Graduate School, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the
Division at Northwestern, and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum
of Art, is designed to broaden the experience of those with an
interest in exploring the creative use of technology to disseminate
information, provide educational experiences in the context of
the museum, and define innovative ways in which technology can
be used to improve access to new ideas, research and scholarship.
Utilizing the collections and exhibitions of the
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and other public and private
collections and public art throughout the region, the interns
define and implement one or more projects using varied technologies
to augment underlying conceptual ideas and deliver final content.
Last year, six Northwestern graduate and undergraduate students
produced the program's first Web site, which focuses on a Chicago
mural depicting African American leaders. The site chronicles
and interprets the Wall of Respect, which was painted in 1967,
repainted in the following years, and destroyed in 1971. See
the exhibit online.
Working on substantive projects with museums is not new for Northwestern.
They developed two joint projects with the Chicago Historical
Society as well over the past several years, one on the Great
Chicago Fire (1995), and another more recent treatment of
& Culture In The Digital Age
|How can language
and cultural studies be enhanced by technology initiatives? What
does it mean to be untethered? Can language classrooms be virtual?
What are the cutting edge applications? Hear from experienced practitioners
involved in educating future leaders in government, the military,
the diplomatic corps, education & industry about 'High-Tech
/High-Touch' language & cultural studies.
Participants will also learn more about the DigitalStream:
Emerging Technologies in Language Learning and Teaching Conference,
hosted by CSU Monterey Bay's Institute for World Languages and
Cultures & the Idea Lab. This conference attracts attendees
who are interested in the study of foreign languages and the best
use of technology in the language classroom.
The next Ready2Net broadcast is this week, Thursday,
March 21, 2002, and will last 90 minutes. Find out more at http://csumb.edu/ready2net/.
Ready2Net is a free three-part series of national
and international roundtable meetings on the challenges and opportunities
the Internet presents to higher education; the NMC, as part of
our focus on Streaming Media, is a Silver-Level partner in this
Broadcast from the campus of NMC member, California
State University - Monterey Bay, Ready2Net programs are available
live via satellite and streamed over the Net. Ready2Net received
First Place for Best Content Delivery via Streaming Media at the
20th Annual TeleCon conference in Anaheim in October, 2001.
Summer Conference - Save the Date! June 19-22, 2002
This year, the 2002 NMC Summer
Conference will be hosted by the Advanced Computing Center
for the Arts and Design at The Ohio State University in Columbus,
We'll see favorites from prior years like Five
Minutes of Fame! and lots of opportunities for informal learning.
Visit our Summer Conference
page for more information.