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Site Update: Course Syllabi and Assignments Added Under Teaching Section

Over the weekend, I added new pages under the Teaching menu option for the courses that I have taught, am teaching, and will teach. Each course page includes descriptions, syllabi, and assignments arranged chronologically by school: English Composition I, ENG

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Posted in City Tech, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Pedagogy, Science Fiction

An Idea for Aggregation of Student Online Artifacts Using Visual Rendering and Metadata Collection

This afternoon, I participated in an online reunion with my colleagues at Georgia Tech–Nirmal Trivedi, Pete Rorabaugh, Andy Frazee, and Clay Fenlason–about the first-year reading program, Project One. During the conversation, I thought of this idea for aggregating student online

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Posted in Georgia Tech, New Media, Pedagogy

Science Fiction, LMC3214, Summer 2014: Exploring Cultural Connections Through Haptics and LEGO

Before closing out the last class that I would teach at Georgia Tech as a Brittain Fellow, I brought a great big container of LEGO bricks to class for my students to explore and enjoy thinking about science fiction with

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Posted in Georgia Tech, Lego, Pedagogy, Science Fiction

Second Donation to Georgia Tech Library Archive’s Retrocomputing Lab: Power Macintosh 8500

When I met with Georgia Tech Library Archives’ Department Head Jody Lloyd Thompson and Digital Collections Archivist Wendy Hagenmaier to donate three vintage computers (a Dell Dimension 4100, Apple Performa 550, and Apple iMac) and other computing hardware a week and a

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Posted in City Tech, Computers, Georgia Tech, New Media, Video Games

Inaugural Donation to Georgia Tech Library Archive’s Retrocomputing Lab

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of making the first donation of three computers to the Georgia Tech Library Archives, which is launching its own Retrocomputing Lab for scholars and students to use. The Georgia Tech Library Archives is already well-known

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Posted in Computers, Georgia Tech

Atlanta Science Fiction Society Talk on Teaching SF at Georgia Tech, Tomorrow

If you’re in the area tomorrow, you can catch my talk on teaching science fiction at Georgia Tech at the Atlanta Science Fiction Society meeting at the Sandy Springs Fulton County Library (395 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Sandy Springs, GA). The

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Posted in Georgia Tech, Pedagogy, Science Fiction

New Job, New Students, and New Friends in New York City

I waited until I had signed the offer letter to announce the good news: I accepted a tenure-track position at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) in Brooklyn! I’m incredibly stoked to join the City Tech team. I’m looking

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Posted in City Tech, Georgia Tech
Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.


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