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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor

Thinking Prezi Workshop [DIYU; W]
Drew Banks (Prezi)
Adam Somlai-Fischer (Prezi)
This workshop will include a discussion around the summit topics using Prezi’s shared live canvas. Sitting around with laptops open, the cross media discussion will shift from talking, to online research, to structuring and remixing ideas and material. As a result, participants will create a zoomable map of their shared take on Digital Fluencies, DIY U, Global Digital Learning.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  
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12:00-1:00 pm
Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor

The Cryptopticon: The New Nature of Surveillance [DF; L]
Siva Vaivhyanathan* (University of Virginia)
What we have at work in Europe, North America, and increasingly much of the rest of the world is the opposite of a Panopticon: We have a “Cryptopticon”. The most pervasive surveillance does not reveal itself as surveillance or remains completely clandestine. We don’t know all the ways we are being watched or profiled. We are not supposed to understand that we are the product of marketers as much as we are the market. In fact, ChoicePoint, Facebook, Google, and Amazon want us to relax and be ourselves. They have an interest in exploiting niches that our consumer choices generated. These companies are devoted to tracking our eccentricities because they understand that the ways we set ourselves apart from the mass are the things about which we are most passionate. Our passions, predilections, fancies and fetishes are what we are likely to spend our surplus cash on and thus make us easy targets for precise marketing. It’s all about market segmentation. In order for marketers and vendors to target messages and products to us, they must know our eccentricities – what makes us distinct or, at least, to which small interest groups we belong. Forging a “mass” audience is a waste of time and money unless you are selling soap. The implications of the Cryptopticon are even more serious when we consider that  states are engaged in the same manner of profiling and social mapping.
1:00-5:00 pm
Theresa Lang Student and Community Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor

MobilityShifts Science Fair [P; D]
The MobilityShifts Science Fairs brings the beloved grade school concept to adults. Intelligent professionals making waves with their digital media projects - research, learning models, web projects, software, experiments - share their work and welcome your feedback and ideas.  Explore and engage the room that will feature such projects as Mozilla’s Hackaurus, Open Badges, Web Made Movies, School of Webcraft,, and

2:00-3:00 pm
Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor 

Open Education: The University and The Commons [G; L]
Matthew K. Gold (New York City College of Technology, CUNY Graduate Center)
The Academic Commons. The WikiMedia Commons. The Smithsonian Commons. The Digital Humanities Commons. The CUNY Academic Commons. Recent years have seen a proliferation of “Commons” projects as many universities and academic organizations have striven to respond to the growing open education movement. Though the sites named above serve different functions for their communities, Commons projects typically provide platforms meant to foster collaboration, communication, and sharing in open online environments, thus contributing proprietary university resources towards the larger, shared goal of broad public dissemination of knowledge. And yet, as such Commons projects have begun to mature, they have provoked a variety of questions: to what extent can information be shared across these various Commons? What types of spaces do they make available, and how might those spaces suggest new models for academic collaboration and community? Finally, what responsibilities do universities have to the broader intellectual commons in an age of do-it-yourself education?
3:00-6:00 pm
Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., 7th floor 
Learning with Mobile x Printed Media Day 2 of 2 [DF; W]
Federico Casalegno (MIT)
Orkan Telhan (UPenn, School of Design)
This workshop explores alternative models of learning using mobile media and paper-based interfaces that are augmented with computational and electronic capabilities. It intends to span new research investigations in critical cartography, citizen science, and civic media practices. Participants will be able to have hands on experience with mobile phones and paper-based media and be supported to think towards critical applications that can augment learning experiences using alternative forms of video and low-cost, massively-deployable interfaces. The workshop will involve use of a custom mobile video sharing platform designed by MIT Mobile Experience Laboratory and will work with printed interactive media designed at the Emerging Design Practices Laboratory of University of Pennsylvania. The workshop sessions will be organized around different topics and will be facilitated as design charrettes with ideation, application development, prototyping, and presentation meetings. No prior technical skills will be required to participate in the workshop.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  
Please visit HERE to register.

3:30-5:30 pm
Hirshon Suite, 55 West 13th St., 2nd floor

Lateral Learning for Digital Immigrants - Or, How to Help Your Educators Teach Technology Across Knowledge Gaps [DF; PD]
Marco Antonio Castro (New New Yorkers Program, Queens Museum of Art)
Yujin Liao (New New Yorkers Program, Queens Museum of Art)
José E. Rodriguez (New New Yorkers Program, Queens Museum of Art) 
How do you teach specialized computer skills to adults who are not digital natives, and who may not even have the base knowledge about computers that so many of us take for granted? Why teach in languages other than English in an integration program? How do you teach a class to students with varying skill levels? The global labor market is in flux. Jobs move as fast as goods and ideas across borders, and people follow after them and the types of education that adult immigrants look for do not necessarily fit within the university model, and can be provided with smaller, more personal settings.  This panel will address these concerns, share experiences and techniques through example, and answer questions and concerns about implementing such programming at your institution, along with its advantages and disadvantages, and most importantly, the effect this can have on your students.
5:00-7:00 pm
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., room 510

Developing a Tablet-Based Course to Train International Advocates for Social Change [DF; W]
Lisa Dush (DePaul University)
Ceasar McDowell (MIT)
Travis Rejman (The Goldin Institute)
This workshop will present on a pilot mobile learning course being developed by the Goldin Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works internationally to build grassroots partnerships for global change. A core part of the Institute's strategy is to train “partners,” community leaders across the globe who lead social change initiatives in their own communities on issues ranging from microcredit reform to the reintegration of child soldiers. In the workshop highlights of the course will be presented, giving participants the opportunity to explore the course on iPads (provided in the workshop), give feedback, and ask questions. Participants will then focus on activities related to designing mobile learning courses, with time to use some of the planning tools and heuristics presenters found most useful, to think through the design of their own mobile learning projects and project ideas.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  
Please visit HERE to register.

5:30-7:30 pm
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Orientation Room, 2 West 13th St., Ground Floor

Design Jam [DIYU; W]
Steven J. Dale (Parsons The New School for Design)
Eulani Labay (Parsons The New School for Design)
Roddy Schrock (Eyebeam)
Liza Stark (Parsons The New School for Design) 
PROJECT ROEBLING seeks to empower through engagement.  This workshop aims to explore how a more open design-studio dynamic might begin to bridge the space between formal classroom and informal self-taught and/or peer-to-peer learning spaces. Beginning from the sense of agency involved in youth governing their own learning, presenters not arguing for the integration of formal and informal learning; rather, they are looking to research through design what a synthesis of these might produce.
Workshops require additional registration at no extra cost.  
Please visit HERE to register.

6:30-8:30 pm
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor

Assignment Book: A Conversation between Luis Camnitzer and Christiane Paul  [DF; I]
Luis Camnitzer
Christiane Paul (The New School for Public Engagement) 
Why would a university engage in a discussion on de-institutionalized learning? Because it organizes MobilityShifts The International Future of Learning Summit! On occasion of the conference, artist Luis Camnitzer and curator Christiane Paul discuss transfer of knowledge from the academy to the street, collective research in pedagogy and artistic practices, and how the notion of “assignments” must be redefined. The talk finds its material counterpart in the exhibition The Assignment Book, curated by Christiane Paul and Trebor Scholz and presented from September 21 through October 16 at the Aronson Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design.
7:30-8:30 pm
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street
Keitai Kids: Youth, Culture and Social Media in the U.S. & Japan [DF; PD]
Tomi T. Ahonen (3G Strategy Consultant)
Shin Mizukoshi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Moderator: Trebor Scholz (Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts)
Cell phones (keitai), mobile media, and social media have transformed the lives of youth in Japan and the United States in extraordinary but very different ways.  How does this impact education and youth culture in each country today, and what are the possibilities of the future? Do these issues look different in other parts of the world? Shin Mizukoshi, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Tokyo and a leading authority on digital culture in Japan, and Tomi T. Ahonen, one of the world's leading experts on business implications for mobile technology and the author of The Insider's Guide to Mobile, discuss youth, education and socieal media.  Moderated by Trebor Scholz.
7:30-9:30 pm
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St., room 510

Technologists of Tomorrow: Education & Special Needs Students
 [DF; PD]
Mark Dzula (Teachers College, Columbia University)
Jonathan Hill (Pace University)
Beth Rosenberg Pace University)
John Schimmel (New York University)
This panel will explore a paradigm of technological practice for students with special needs. One in six students is currently diagnosed with a developmental disability in 2011 and while reading, writing and arithmetic can prove hard for these struggling students, technology has seemed to occupy an intuitive space for many students with significant challenges. Special needs students do not need to just be consumers of technology—they can also be producers. How can we teach “digital natives” who may be exceptional exhibiting pockets of talents and extra-ordinary in unusual ways to be the technological producers of tomorrow? This panel will focus on examples related to two-years worth of workshops given to special needs students utilizing DIY physical computing projects to animation to coding. The panel will also address how physical computing and the field of assistive technology can become a game changer via the development of new objects for the special needs population.

8:00-9:30 pm
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Orientation Room, 2 West 13th St., Ground Floor

Education (in so many words): Online Short Form Dialogue and Narrative in Learning Communities [DF; PD
Eunsong Angela Kim (UC San Diego)
Jen Begeal (Ride5/MindFlux)
K. Lorraine Graham (UC San Diego)
Tara Zepel (UC San Diego)
Educators have been experimenting with the potential of integrating online short form dialogue and narrative into traditional higher education settings. This experimentation coincides with a shift in the boundaries of learning, specific to questions such as  ‘where does learning occur,’ ‘what content should be taught,’ and ‘how is knowledge communicated?’ This panel will explore the use of online short form production as both a pedagogical tool and medium to enable creative discussion among students. This exploration is hybrid in character – part theoretical, part narrative, part performative and part experiment. Topics explored will include the changing context of educational settings, content curation, social participation across multiple platforms, and the expanding roles of student and educator.
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