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RESTART FALL 2020:   See FIT’s plans and guidelines for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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Faculty Research Space

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FIT's Faculty Research Space is an interdisciplinary lab space intended to foster work across schools, and support a commitment to technology, innovation, and exploration, along with research and development. Faculty can explore on their own, collaborate, and/or bring students into the lab for demonstrations. 

The FRS is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to:

  • explore and assess new technologies;
  • experiment and engage with new materials;
  • determine technology's potential for pedagogical purposes or for development of new areas of scholarship and research; and
  • have a dedicated space to meet and work collaboratively on new initiatives, research, and scholarship.

The FRS is staffed by qualified IT personnel.

 

Fall 2020 Workshop Series:

 

Arduino Basics

Join us for an exploration of the technology behind wearable electronics, interactive installations, and environmental data collection. ARDUINO BASICS will be an introduction to what makes these devices work and how you can possibly leverage them for your own projects or classrooms.

Tue Oct 13th 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

AR Basics

Join us for a quick look at some of the tools available for creating augmented reality content. AR BASICS will be an introduction to augmented reality as a medium and the tools you can use to make your own content or adopt it for your class projects.

Thu Oct 15t 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

Creative Coding

Join us for an exploration of coding as a means to an end of creating art or visual interactivity. CREATIVE CODING will be an introduction to the softwares and tools available to make interactive content by writing code in a development environment called Processing.

Tue Oct 20th 1pm-2pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

Code Lab

Join us for an introduction to code as we explore some basic concepts around object oriented programming. CODE LAB will be an overview of the different programming languages with an emphasis on javascript to get a better understanding of how code works and where you might use it in your project or classroom.

Tue Oct 27th 1pm-2pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

Interactive Storytelling

Join us for an afternoon to explore the current tools available to make interactive content. INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING will be an introduction to how interactive stories are developed including examining the concepts of branching narratives and the technologies used to deliver immersive content.

Thu Nov 5th 1pm-2pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

Virtual Exhibition Basics

Join us for an exploration of the technology used to create virtual exhibits. VIRTUAL EXHIBITION BASICS will be an introduction to how these exhibition tools work and how you can possibly leverage them for your own projects or classrooms.

Thu Nov 12th 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm

Workshop Signup Sheet

 

Game Design Basics

Join us for an exploration of games as a medium and what separates them from other interactive media. GAME DESIGN BASICS will be an introduction to how games are made and how uncertainty lies at the heart of all the great ones. 

Tue Nov 17th 1pm-2pm

Workshop Signup Sheet 

 

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