Remote Services & Programs

Winter Programming: January – April 2022

* Except where otherwise noted, services and programs are open to all of Ryerson community.

To continue to support Library Collaboratory members and the wider university community, we offer remote services and programs. We continue to hold research consultations for Library Collaboratory members, who are invited to contact staff to book a meeting.

If you are a faculty member trying to get new research off the ground, contact us about training and in-kind support.

* Appointments for consultation may only be made by members of the Library Collaboratory. Learn more about membership here.

Virtual Office Hours

Winter Semester Virtual Office Hours will be available from January 17 to April 14.

Collaboratory staff members are available for virtual drop-in sessions. Do you need to talk through some research? Are you thinking about developing a prototype? Learn about how to manage your project or or develop your research design. Need to get feedback on a paper or a presentation? Consult on grant and scholarship submission preparation or chat about creative dissemination.

Day

Monday (with Jimmy Tran)

Tuesday (with Jae Seo)

Wednesday (with Cristina Pietropaolo)

Thursday (with Nathaniel Brunt)

Friday (alternating with Cristina Pietropaolo and Jimmy Tran)

Time

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Workshops, Talks & Presentations

January

Grant Writing for Graduate Students (Workshop)
January 19, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

A small workshop provides instruction and strategies for grant writing. The workshop will involve informal lecture by the instructor and short presentations by participants. Participants will be expected to come to the workshop with draft versions of their proposal and will work with the instructor and other participants to refine their ideas over the course of the workshop.

Editing Images with AI (Talk/Workshop)
January 20, 2022 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

A one-hour workshop focused on learning and using AI tools that can be used to edit images. This workshop will provide technical tutorials. This workshop involves a presentation followed by a hands-on tutorial.

Basic to intermediate knowledge about Python is preferred but not required.

February

Working or Not Working with Problematic Data: Mugshots and Non-Consensual Facial Datasets (Presentation)
February 3, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

This presentation begins with the question “When dealing with problematic datasets, how might artists and/or researchers critique and show the contents of such datasets without replicating the extractive, colonial, misogynist, and/or racist practices within?”

Jae Seo and Aaron Tucker will detail their experiences visualizing the Multiple Encounter Dataset (MEDS) I and II composed of mugshots of deceased people. Drawing from Nicholas Mirzoeff’s concept of “the right to look” this presentation will explore the limitations of repurposing facial datasets and work towards a relational approach that grants dignity and equity to those whose subject positions are reproduced within such datasets, while still critiquing the production and deployment of face recognition technologies that utilize such datasets.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic, Part I (Workshop)
February 9, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom, instructed by PhD Candidate and Library Collaboratory RA Nathaniel Brunt.

Part I: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the software’s interface, modules, and tools for use in photographic post-production and archive management. This workshop will be followed by a short Q & A.

*Participants do not need to have Adobe Lightroom to attend, but it will help to follow along more closely.

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic, Part II (Workshop)
November 16, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom, instructed by PhD Candidate and Library Collaboratory RA Nathaniel Brunt.

Part II: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to a standard workflow using Lightroom. During the session attendees will learn how to import, process, and export a series of images using this powerful image software. This workshop will be followed by a short Q & A.

*Participants do not need to have Adobe Lightroom to attend, but it will help to follow along more closely.

March

Perfecting the Pitch (Talk/Workshop)
March 10, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

A one-hour workshop focused on developing attendees pitching skills for academic and non-academic projects. The workshop will provide practical guidance, tips, and personalized feedback. The workshop will involve a presentation by the instructor followed by breakout groups and presentations of attendees’ pitches.

Capture Your World (Talk/Presentation)
March 16, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The presentation is a survey of various methods of scanning real world environment and objects to create digital 3D models. This is an introduction to the technologies that are either currently available or being developed at the Library Collaboratory. Examples of these technologies include: photogrammetry, stereo camera, Arctic Spider, structured light camera, and LiDAR.

Create Your Own Deep Fakes
March 24, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

A one-hour workshop focused on learning about deep fakes and a tutorial session on creating participants own deep fakes. This workshop will provide a technical tutorial. The workshop will involve a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

Basic to intermediate knowledge about Python is preferred but not required.

See past workshops, talks and presentations here: https://library.ryerson.ca/collab/past-programs/