Check it Out
Image: Beneath the Waking Life by Jarre Lyman (LC, 2011)
Students in this year’s program include majors in psychology, art, English, biochemistry and biology. Though based in Cuenca for most of the semester here, the program also includes academic travel to the southern Amazon Basin, the Oriente, an exploration of the capital Quito and surrounding areas, and a visit to the famous Ingapirca ruins and an indigenous Cañari community in the highlands. Check in on their cultural observations as they post to the Lewis & Clark Around the World site.
The students produced this book during the course of the fall 2011 semester, then collaborated with Publication Studio and the Lewis & Clark College bookstore to publish and distribute copies. Throughout the semester, Imatani's students explored alternative means of exhibiting and distributing artworks, outside the context of gallery spaces. In addition to publishing a book of their artworks, the class collaborated with Watzek Library Digital Initiatives to develop a web site, Alternative Distribution, which displays the students' visual maps of Portland, OR.
Please join us in the Library Classroom for snacks, coffee, and a celebration of the semester's work in performance art, digital imaging, video, book arts, and public sculpture.
In addition to providing a window into LC Overseas experiences, the site serves as a discussion tool for the group during their time abroad. Program leaders can identify themes for study and assign projects to students. Students then post photos and descriptive analyses to meet these assignments. The group can then convene and discuss what they have posted. We hope that future Overseas programs will adopt this flexible tool to supplement their study abroad curriculum!
Watzek Digital Initiatives is excited to present The Spiders of Lewis & Clark, a recent collaboration with Greta Binford and seventy BIO 100 students.The goal of this project is to share information about the spiders that are generally found in Portland, Oregon, and specifically on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. During the Fall 2010 semester, students collected local spiders either on the campus of Lewis & Clark College, or in and around their homes in Portland. The students isolated DNA from the spiders, used PCR to amplify the Barcode gene CO1 (cytochrome oxidase 1), and photographed the spiders. We have compiled these photographs and made them available on this site with descriptions, DNA sequences, and links to further information about the species and groups we found.
We hope this information will foster appreciation of the little creatures with whom we share our world.
A series of digital initiatives developed by Watzek Library is influencing the study of the humanities around the world.
In just a few busy years, library staff and their collaborators have built cutting-edge, compelling resources for disciplines as diverse as arachnology and poetry, graffiti and ceramic art. Read more about these initiatives via the College Newsroom.