• Individual consultations for researchers looking to start or further develop a project
  • Collaboration across campus, in the community, statewide and nationally
  • Public programs that highlight the work of researchers, as well as issues and developments in contemporary digital practice
  • Training through workshops and classroom visits
  • Support for public programs
    (e.g. sponsorship for  visiting researchers, presentations, etc.)
  • Public information and public relations support

  • notice on website redesign 9/23/2014

    The Studio is delighted to launch the beta version of our newly redesigned website. We hope you’ll find it informative and easy to navigate. We welcome your feedback – comments, glitch reports, suggestions and questions. Thanks!

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    Research Questions in
    the Humanities

    • Are comparative research methodologies adequate to accommodate the sheer volume of information available to contemporary humanities researchers?
    • How can quantitative empirical data be used to formulate a qualitative analysis of cultural datasets?
    • Are analytical philosophical methods relevant to new modes of understanding?
    • How can we reframe contemporary issues in an artistic light to gain more meaningful insight?
    • What effects come from an artist labeling/defining their artistic work?
    • What are strategies involved when inducing empathy through art?
    • How is technology both expanding and limiting human interaction?
    • What are the impact of specific technologies on culture and behavior?
    • What trends can we identify in historical manuscripts using technology?
    • Is the idea of permanence in art obsolete in the digital age?
    • How relevant are traditional ideas of craft and materiality to a digital art practice?
    • The primary medium of digital art is computer code. Can truly original digital art be made by an artist who do not know code?
    • Who owns public art?
    • Is the accuracy of the assessment of a piece of art based on what the artist intends or what the audience experiences?
    • Is public art important because it enhances a location or because it questions it?
    • How can we construct complex, multi-faceted perspectives on contemporary issues through engaging contributors of diverse backgrounds and experiences?
    • What resources and knowledge exist in communities outside of the academy that can inform our understanding of history?
    • What does it mean to publish?
    • How does the digital component of public art contribute to access and interpretation of the work?
    • What kind of technological tools can be developed to best facilitate interactive public art?
    • Are mobile games more effective than data-entry apps in encouraging individuals to add their knowledge to a public history archive?
    • What different modes of interactive data visualization of a text corpus will engage different audiences who vary in expertise and interest?
    • Studio Talks_FALL_2014_v5
       Future Learning with Juan Pablo Hourcade and Deborah Linebarger

      Studio Talks will make their return on Thursday, October 2nd! Join us at a new time and in a new place, from 4:30-5:30pm in N150 Lindquist.

      We kick off the new Studio Talks with “Future Learning,” co-sponsored by the Informatics Institute. Juan Pablo Hourcade (Computer Science) studies Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on the design, implementation and evaluation of technologies that support creativity, collaboration and information access for a variety of users, including children and older adults. Deborah Linebarger (Education) studies media and learning in young children. Together with the audience, they will explore questions about the direction in which learning is heading as we uncover new ways of designing, analyzing, and utilizing technology. All students, faculty, and staff and invited to join in on this public dialogue, and stick around for a reception to follow!

      For those who can’t make it, be sure to follow @TheStudio_UI on Twitter and watch the conversation at #studiotalks. We’ll be sharing updates and photos, and the event will be filmed by UI Student Video Productions.

    • EXPRESS WORKSHOP Design and build your own website

      Express-Workshop-ScheduleOn Tuesday, September 30th, join the Studio’s Ethan DeGross for a thirty-minute lesson on website creation. Using the WordPress platform, students will have the opportunity to build their own site and learn some of the basic features of WordPress. This workshop is part of the Learning Common’s Express Workshop series, with offerings every Tuesday at 4pm for tips and tricks on how to excel at being a student. For more information about the Express Workshop schedule and descriptions of upcoming events in the Learning Commons, visit their calendar.

    • Incarcerated in Iowa Film Screening & Symposium

      1prison-300x181“Seizing on the recent academic movement toward publicly engaged scholarship and a growing interest within the University of Iowa in our state’s prison system, Incarcerated in Iowa brings together professionals, volunteers, scholars, and students for a day of lectures and discussions linking the University community with the carceral community. The goal of this event is to create, develop, and reinforce the wide array of connections between these not-so-disparate communities. Participants range from seasoned prison volunteers, to scholars working within the justice system, to former inmate-students. Incarcerated in Iowa provides a meeting ground for all prison-related projects at the University, at whatever stage they may be—whether a long-established prison choir or the first stirrings of a research idea.

      Through a daylong series of lectures, presentations, and break-out discussion sessions, we will explore Iowa prison-community partnerships in their current state and collaboratively design a roadmap for the future of these current and potential relationships.

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      • Opening remarks invoking public engagement by University of Iowa Professor Carolyn Colvin
      • Lecture from Director of the Iowa Department of Corrections John Baldwin
      • Presentations about an assortment of different prison-related University projects, including information on prison libraries, memory projects, and prison-related coursework by University faculty
      • Brainstorming sessions about possible future projects, with guiding help from the day’s presenters and lecturers

      This event is free and open to the public. For information about parking, accessibility, and other location information, see the University Capitol Centre page. To learn more about the Incarcerated in Iowa conference, including up-to-the-minute updates about speakers and projects, visit the Incarcerated in Iowa Schedule or our Facebook page. You may also direct questions to incarceratediniowa@gmail.com.”