Project Matching/Brainstorming Activity
Wednesday afternoon, 2-3pm
Part 1- Overview of new projects
Download the project description slides from vivero.sites.grinnell.edu/files.
Part 2-Small group brainstorming
Form a group of 2, and select one of the projects listed below.
- Mirzam Pérez, Academic Festival Books project
- John Petrus, GLBT Historical Society Archives
- Tess Kulstad Gonzalez, 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster resources
- Tammy Nyden, School to prison pipeline course
- Jordan Brooks, Black Cultural Center
Read and briefly discuss the project description, and use the note-taking links provided above to address the following questions:
- What type of data? Where is it, and what condition is it in?
- What are the research questions, or research topics?
- What types of technology will be needed, or what types of technology could be useful?
- Who is the audience for this project?
- What do you find interesting about this project?
- What questions do you have about this project?
After 10 minutes, swap projects with another group, and complete the same process for the other four projects, with the following goals:
- Addressing each question for each project.
- Commenting on or responding to notes others have made
Part 3-Large group recap
Each small group will provide a brief (2 minute) recap of the last project they were working on, and one of the co-leads will add notes to the white board.
Part 4-Upvoting project interests
Take 5 minutes to reflect on project descriptions and review the group notes. Each fellow has 3 votes (represented by 3 post-it notes)
Write your first name on each post-it note, and place it on the whiteboard.
You are free to distribute those votes in any way you like–all three on one project, one vote for three different projects, etc.
Part of the 4-5pm reflection will include time for individual response and reflection on what projects you find interesting or compelling, and what role you see yourself playing in a potential project.
The Vivero co-leads will look at reflections and upvotes to determine project pairings.