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Exhibits Showcase Intersection of Technology and Humanities

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The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons has announced three new exhibitions displaying student work from fall semester courses in the School of Sciences and Humanities.

In the Guarracino Family Gallery, visitors can sit in our comfortable “lounge-style” theatre to view student-made short documentaries created for Professor Lizzie Falvey’s Communicating with Video class. Films range in topic, including local history, urban exploration, animal ethics, and more. Each film has closed captions, but earbuds are also available to listen to the original film audio.

Near the Library stacks on the Mezzanine level, websites developed by students in Professor Jody Gordon’s Web Design, HTML, and the Archaeology of the Modern World (WHAM) course are on display. These websites use images and transcriptions from primary source material to learn more about ancient civilizations in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Egypt, and Jordan. This course is part of the new Computer Science and Society program launched in the School of Sciences and Humanities this year, which focuses on the intersection of technology and the humanities.

Also on display near the Genius Bar in the Library are erasure poems from Professor Gloria Monaghan’s Poetry Workshop. According to Professor Gloria Monaghan, "Erasure poetry, also known as blackout poetry, is a form of found poetry wherein a poet takes an existing text and erases, blacks out, or otherwise obscures a large portion of the text, creating a wholly new work from what remains." Students used readings from other courses, favorite short stories, and even used books to recontextualize and reinterpret the texts. The resulting erasure poems speak to how these students view themselves and their perspectives on the world.