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Professor Linda Tain gives an author talk and presentation on her book:

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 5pm-6pm | Goodman Center, Library | 4th floor E435

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indespensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter. It's your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets and creativity to get you that job.

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.   

MakerMinds Space, Library and IT Event Series 2018

The Art of Korean Fabric Wrapping

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Artist Sei Ryun Chun will present on the topic of Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth and art form. Participants will learn how to wrap gifts using fabric provided by PrintFX and will come away with a deeper understanding of the significance of the Bojagi tradition. We thank our co-sponsors - the Asian Student Newtwork, the Vietnamese Student Association, and the Asian Studies Minor. 

Friday, November 16, 12 noon-2pm | Goodman Center, Library 6th floor | Contact Helen_Lane@fitnyc.edu


Love Your Library FIT Author Talks

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Associate Professor Julia Jacquette talks about her two books: Unrequited & Acts of Play and Playground of My Mind

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 | 5pm-6pm

 Goodman Center Library, 4th FL, E435

Unrequited & Acts of Play is Prof. Jacquette's first major monograph. It presents an artistic exploration through the materialism, elitism, and idealization of past and contemporary society. Through her richly detailed paintings featuring imagery drawn from advertisements, Jacquette addresses the challenges of navigating the contemporary media landscape that so directly influenced our sense of personal identity and self-worth.

Through exquisite storytelling Prof. Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, provides a distinctive account of the artist's childhood in Manhattan in the 1960s and 1970s. 


Love Your Library & IT Event Series 2018

Book Binding for Beginners 

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Make your own book (a great gift idea) using the traditional Japanese four-hole stab bookbinding method. Paper and tools will be provided but supplies are limited. This workshop will be taught by the Library's own Jane Mahoney.

Friday November 2nd from 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center Library 6th Floor  Contact Helen_Lane@fitnyc.edu

Love Your Library Event

The Past, Present, and Future of American Free SpeechLYL event posterTuesday, October 23rd, 2018 | 6-8pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheater | 227 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001          (free and open to the public)

Authors Amy Werbel (Lust on Trial) and Nadine Strossen (Hate) reflect on what past American experience suggests about the future of free speech in our nation. Moderated by Daniel Levinson-Wilk. 

Daniel Levinson-Wilk is Associate Professor of American History at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Amy Werbel is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and immediate past president, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008).

Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

DIY Hologram Projector

Makerminds events poster Learn how to make a Hologram Projector for your smartphone or tablet, using tape, plastic, and a can-do attitude. Pairing the DIY Hologram Projector with a 3D hologram video, watch the flat image come to life within the projector! Supplies will be provided.

Friday, October 19th, 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center Library 6th floor

Contact: Jana_Duda@fitnyc.edu 

Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

Sew Electric With Lilypad

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Make a light-up wall decoration and learn the basics of sewing an electrical circuit. Find out all about the Library's Lilypad Arduino Boards, too. 

Friday, October 5th, 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center, Library, 6th floor Contact: Helen_Lane@fitnyc.edu 


Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

AR for Anybody

Maker Minds AR for Everybody

Learn to create engaging AR experiences - 2D video and 3D animations - using free augmented reality platforms. No 3D modeling experience needed. Basic computer skills required. Friday September 28th, 12 noon--2pm. Library 6th floor, Room E601 Contact Helen_Lane@fitnyc.edu for more info  

3D Doodler Workshop

Maker Minds event posterLearn how to draw in three dimensions. 3Doodler CEO Maxwell Bogue will showcase how to create 3D objects using his company's new Create+ 3D printing pen.

Friday, September 14th, 12 noon - 2pm, Library 6th floor. Goodman Center. Contact: Jana_Duda@fitnyc.edu

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis. 


Citation Salon

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Research, Cite, Grab a bite! Wednesday, May 2nd from 8pm-Midnight Librarians will be available for assistance.

8-9pm: Mini-session on citation skill building with Librarian Maria Rothenberg.

6th floor of the Gladys Marcus Library, Shirley Goodman Resource Center

Makerminds Cricut Workshop

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Cricut, the smart-cutting machine technology company, is coming to the Fashion Institute of Technology for a hands-on workshop. You'll get the opportunity to learn more about what the Cricut Maker has to offer with the ability to intricately cut hundreds of materials from fine silks to heavier leathers in seconds. The Cricut team will also be on-site to make a leather bag project that was created by one of our FIT students using the Cricut Maker.

Thursday, April 26th from 12 noon-2pm, Library, 6th Floor 

  MakerMinds Makey Makey Giant Keyboard

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Build and play with a giant working piano. The keyboard will be powered by code from Scratch.com and our own Makey Makey circuit board.

Friday, April 20th from 12 noon - 2pm

Contact: jana_duda@fitnyc.edu or helen_lane@fitnyc.edu 

Saturday Church: Dress Up and Dress OUT
Panel and Film Screening
Wednesday April 11, 2018 5:30-8:30pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall  

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A panel comprised of FIT community members will join Luka in discussion of issues surrounding societal perceptions and self realization.

Panel Participants: Prof. Kim Cunningham, Prof. Roberta Degnore, Prof. Michelle Handelman, and 2017 Valedictorian Nate Restrepo 

Moderated by Dr. Susan Breton

 MakerMinds Event: Getting Started With LilyPad and Arduino

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Are you interested in wearable technology and smart devices? If so, be sure to join us to learn more about the LilyPad wearable microcontrollers (available for check-out at the Library) and how to program them in Arduino. Basic computer skills are required. Friday March 23rd, Library 6th floor, Goodman Center.                              To register click hereContact: jana_duda@fitnyc.edu  or helen_lane@fitnyc.edu 

MakerMinds Event: Laser Cut Stencil/Stamp Custom Design T-Shirts

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Create your own unique t-shirt design using our custom lasercut stamps. Free T-shirts and paint provided! Event is limited to 20 students, sign up is required. http:/goo.gl/forms/NAMC7OVNbqdunogf2 Friday March 9th, Library 6th floor, Goodman Center. Contact: jana_duda@fitnyc.edu / helen_lane@fitnyc.edu 

Citation Salon

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Research! Cite! Have a bite! Tuesday February 20th 8pm-midnight. From 8pm to 9pm there will be a mini session on citation skill building with librarians Maria Rothenberg and Christina Kennedy. Librarians will be available for assistance. 

 MakerMinds Event: Button Maker Activity

Tuesday, February 13th, 12-2pm

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Make your very own wearable buttons! Bring your printed photos, original art, magazines and more to fit our 1" or 2 1/4" buttons. Great for Valentine's Day!

LEGO FreePlay!

Every Thursday from 12-2pm | 6th Floor Library 

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