The Factory Workshop: Welcome to Blender

The “Welcome to Blender” workshop is a beginner-level course designed to help students with little-to-no prior experience get their feet wet with 3D modeling, using the famous open-source software known as Blender. With a step-by-step approach, students will gain an understanding of how to navigate through the user interface, as well as the terminology and methods used to create detailed 3D Models that will be suitable for 3D printing. Once the workshop is over, the skills and knowledge acquired can even be applied outside of Blender, should students wish to develop their newfound skills into a future career in 3D modeling and animation.

Digital Scholarship Lecture: Laurie N. Taylor

Laurie N. Taylor, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Florida, will be speaking on "Digital Libraries & Digital Scholarship."  


In her presentation, she will cover the importance of digital libraries for enabling digital scholarship, including the digital humanities. Digital libraries, digital scholarship, and the digital humanities are inherently socio-technical activities which require people, policies, and technologies. As robust socio-technical systems, digital libraries provide both a model and part of the core foundation necessary for successfully implementing and sustaining digital scholarship. Taylor will share on the experiences from the University of Florida, which leveraged digital library systems and communities to grow digital humanities and digital scholarship activities, projects, and communities. 

Doc Spot Film Series: The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence.

Linguistics in Motion Film Series: Why Do We Talk? The Science of Speech

Talking is something that is unique to humans, yet it still remains a mystery. Why Do We Talk? meets the scientists beginning to unlock the secrets of speech - including a father who is filming every second of his son's first three years in order to discover how we learn to talk, the autistic savant who can speak more than 20 languages, and the first scientist to identify a gene that makes speech possible. A discussion following the film will be led by Dr. Dina Kapetangianni.