Notes on A Science Fiction Walking Tour in New York City

Looking ahead to the New York City of Print NEH Summer Institute, I wanted to collect some notes and resources together for Science-Fiction-focused locations around the city, including the original Manhattan-based offices for the magazines Amazing Stories and Astounding Science-Fiction, and home and business locations in Brooklyn of importance to the SF writer Isaac Asimov.Continue reading “Notes on A Science Fiction Walking Tour in New York City”

How I Work: Distance Learning Edition

Due to COVID-19, City Tech (and all of CUNY) shifted its in-person classes to online, distance learning instruction. In this post, I reflect on my current class’s transition to distance learning, show how I have configured my office and computer for screencasting and video conferencing, describe some software and services that support distance learning, andContinue reading “How I Work: Distance Learning Edition”

Call for Applicants, City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press, Deadline Mar. 1, 2020

Mark Noonan, my colleague at City Tech, is running an NEH Summer Institute on the topic, “City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press.” I’ll be contributing to the Digital Methods Workshop on Wednesday, June 24 with my experience working on the City Tech Science Fiction Collection and using digital tools to make archivalContinue reading “Call for Applicants, City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press, Deadline Mar. 1, 2020”

Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact: The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium Date and Time:            December 12, 2019, 9:00AM-6:00PM Location:                     New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay St., A105, Brooklyn, NY Almost 90 years ago, Analog Science Fiction and Fact began its storied history as one of theContinue reading “Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)

Continuing from my previous post on The Dark Knight Returns, I’ve assembled a selection of videos below featuring Frank Miller and others talking about Miller’s work in The Dark Knight Returns. In this interview introduced by science fiction writer and editor Harlan Ellison for “The Masters of Comic Book Art (1987), Frank Miller discusses TheContinue reading “ENG3402, The Graphic Novel: Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (Continued…)”

Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018

  The Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium was an amazing success! Here are videos from the symposium’s presentations and discussions from Nov. 27, 2018. Watch them all on YouTube via this playlist, or watch them as embedded videos below. 9:00am-9:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks Location: Academic Complex A105 Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean ofContinue reading “Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018”

Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details

The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction   200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein   Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, 9:00am-6:00pm   New York City College of Technology, CUNY Academic Complex, Room A105 285 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201   Organizing Committee: Jill Belli, Jason W. Ellis, Leigh Gold, Lucas Kwong, RobertContinue reading “Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details”

Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay St., Namm N119, Brooklyn, NY “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve;Continue reading “Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction”

City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory

Over the past three days, I worked with my City Tech colleagues–Laura Westengard, Lavelle Porter, and Lucas Kwong–and student–Jessica Roman–to inventory the City Tech Science Fiction Collection. Two years ago, I began the collection’s finding aid by cataloging the 4,000+ magazines. Last year, I inventoried the collection’s nearly 1,700 monographs and anthologies. This year, weContinue reading “City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory”

Retrocomputing at City Tech

In addition to working on a book review today, I created a new OpenLab site for Retrocomputing at City Tech. In addition to recording how I use vintage computers in the classroom and in research, the new OpenLab site contains a catalog of my vintage computing archive. I populated this catalog with most of theContinue reading “Retrocomputing at City Tech”