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Bringing the Byrd to Lyfe

It’s been such a treat to work with Faculty members Jill Ware, Events Coordinator & Building Manager for The Depot, and John Freyer from VCU’s Photography & Film Department. Since the inception of their RVArts: Cultural Passport course for the Spring 2016 semester, we’ve recorded interviews with world renowned artists, musicians, museum curators all, in some way, affiliated […]

Making sense of last night’s nonsense

When the going gets tough… I get reading. That’s how I cope and it’s how I spent much of my day today. In fact, I think I read everything on the Internet about the election. What follows is not my attempt to explain the outcome of last night’s election. It’s more my attempt to synthesize […]

Making sense of last night’s nonsense

When the going gets tough… I get reading. That’s how I cope and it’s how I spent much of my day today. In fact, I think I read everything on the Internet about the election. What follows is not my attempt to explain the outcome of last night’s election. It’s more my attempt to synthesize […]

With a little help from my (edu)friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song And I’ll try not to sing out of key Oh I get by with a little help from my friends… -Ringo Starr as Billy Shears in […]

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, ranked

[And now for something a little different… After reading a number of articles/posts ranking the (now) 13 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, I thought I should bring a REAL expert to the table. Step aside, y’all, because the sheriff is in town. My 10 year-old son, Drew, is a self-proclaimed Marvel comics geek and knows […]

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, ranked

[And now for something a little different… After reading a number of articles/posts ranking the (now) 13 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies, I thought I should bring a REAL expert to the table. Step aside, y’all, because the sheriff is in town. My 10 year-old son, Drew, is a self-proclaimed Marvel comics geek and knows […]

SXSWedu

Late post is late! Lots of things have been changing at VCU ALT Lab, leaving little time to pause and reflect on the past few weeks. I’m going to wrack my memory here because our team’s trip to wonderfully weird Austin, Texas happened almost 2 months ago. That said, the impact of our time at SXSWedu is […]

cri de cœur

“Anguish” By August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck (1828 – 1901). Details of artist on Google Art Project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. I don’t really like polemic, most of the time. I think it often just feeds the beast, as Martha might say. I don’t like polarization or pointing fingers. I truly aspire to “generous questions … questions […]

Technology and Empathy

Whenever a colleague asks me what I consider to be the most important quality for someone working in academic technology, my answer is always the same, regardless of the details of the role. It doesn’t matter to me what technology the institution uses, where this person fits in the organizational chart, or whether we’re talking […]

2015: Year in Review

I recently created a demo reel of all our work over the past year. Sadly, to keep it short, I had to cut a lot out. However, I believe the reel authentically reflects the exciting collaborative projects that faculty and the video team here at ALT Lab partook in. Exciting, because there are so many […]