V22.0380 - 001: Computing in the Humanities and the Arts -- Prof. Deena Engel - Spring, 2011


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Welcome to "Computing in the Humanities and the Arts "

Course Description:

V22.0380: Special Topics. Computing in the Humanities and the Arts

Topics in the field of Humanities & Arts Computing include but are not limited to: digitization of text and image; hypertext design and delivery; working with multi-lingual texts and topics in machine translation; electronic publishing and dissemination; OCR; and designing databases of images, documents, and text. We will analyze the impact of technology on research in the Humanities and the Arts as well as delivery as seen through current technology in libraries and museums. Students will also be encouraged to learn about and evaluate current computing tools and methodologies in their specific fields of interest within the Humanities and the Arts.

Computing topics will include: advanced web design; working with multi-media such as podcasting; an in-depth study of XML, XSLT and related technologies; and others.

Course Information:

  • This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00-12:15 in room 101 CIWW.
  • Instructor Office Hours will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM in CIWW, Room 422
  • T.A. Office Hours - Ms. Sameera Thangudu - WWH Room 328, Tuesdays - 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Wednesdays - 1:30pm-3:30pm

Notes:

  1. This course counts towards the CS Minor in Computer Applications.
  2. Pre-requisite: V22.0004 or equivalent; please see the instructor with any questions or send email to the instructor.. There are no pre-requisites for formal training in the Humanities or the Arts.
  3. The midterm exam will be held in class on Wednesday 3/9/2011. The students will present their final projects to the class in lieu of a final exam.

Contact Information

Deena Engel
Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
251 Mercer Street, Room 526
New York, New York 10012
Tel.: 212-998-3131

Office Hours, Spring, 2011: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30PM in CIWW, Room 422