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The Curatorial Internship Program


This collaborative project of Northwestern University Graduate School, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, the Academic Technologies 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.

Picture of Wall of Respect

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 the Haymarket Affair (2000).


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Language & 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.

Ready2Net logo

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 effort.

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.


NMC 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, Ohio.

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.



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