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You are invited! Design & Technology Open House Hosted by CommonGround

CommonGround is a collaboration between the iSchool and the VPA, exploring intersections between information, technology, art and design.  On December 8th at 11:30am in the iSchool’s Innovation Studio (Hinds 011), we will be showcasing collaborative design and technology projects by faculty and students. You are invited! Celebrating the Common Ground Collective Since 2009, the iSchool … Continued


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Mobile Game Development: Behind the Scenes with CB Labs

This is a presentation you won’t want to miss. Mobile game application creators from CB Labs will be delivering a special presentation on Monday, October 24 at noon. The representatives from CB Labs will be walking through their process for developing mobile game applications, from the original artwork, to the ideas behind each character, to the various processes behind the game’s animation. It will provide a fascinating behind the scenes look at how mobile and tablet games are made.


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The Little Free Libraries Project Comes to Syracuse

I arrived at the Warehouse this weekend not knowing quite what to expect; I was looking forward to a day of conversation and preparing to create Little Free Libraries in Syracuse’s Near West Side. My head is still buzzing with ideas, hopes and designs for the project. The Syracuse Little Free Library Project is a collaboration between the School of Information Studies, the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and the Near West Side Initiative. As part of the interdisciplinary team on the project, I’m excited to be working with people outside of the iSchool, and those inside it too!


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Syracuse Little Free Libraries Project Launches

The Little Free Libraries Project is a collaborative project between Syracuse University’s iSchool, the College of Visual and Performance Arts (VPA) and residents of Syracuse’s Near Westside (NWS). This project grew out of a late summer tweet from Jill Hurst-Wahl, incoming Director of the Library and Information Science graduate program at the iSchool. She posted a link about Little Free Libraries being built in Wisconsin and wondered if we could do the same here in Syracuse.


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CommonGround Partners with Information Space

In 2009, the Dean of the School of Information Studies, Liz Liddy, and the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Anne Clarke, recognized strong synergies between information, technology and design.  They spearheaded what was to be a year-long initiative to cultivate ties between the two schools. The endeavor was dubbed CommonGround, referring to the … Continued