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Carolyn A. McDonough — Personal Bio + Contribution Statement

Personal Bio

 

 

Carolyn is a graduate student in the MA in Digital Humanities (first cohort) and the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Programs.

 

She holds her BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from Vassar College and her first MA in Media Studies from The New School. Examples of Carolyn’s interdisciplinary academic work can be found in her interactive papers The Digital Aura: Selfie & Renaissance Gaze Shift Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen and her ITP Independent Study project, Points of Reference, which resides on The CUNY Academic Commons as a prototype digital blog tool at Moments+Things (to be transferred to Points of Reference.)

Carolyn has studied and researched at the University of Florence, Italy, and is the recipient of a post-grad Fellowship to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, where she was promoted to Chief Student Intern. In 2014, she received a scholarship from the Museum of Modern Art and Credly toward the online course CATALYSTS: Artists Creating with Sound, Video + Time for which she was awarded a first-ever digital badge from MoMA. Additionally, she has many audio production and performance credits in webcasts, soundscape design, and commercial broadcasts.

Contribution Statement

In the Lost Art Collective group project, I look forward to continuing to employ my academic interest in digital pedagogical tools, especially as I’m on the digital pedagogy track within the MA in DH Program, and to offer my curatorial expertise/museum experience, as well as my professional contacts in these areas and within the GC. I’m happy to lend my digital media production skill set wherever/whenever the LAC group project requires. I will effort toward sharpening my existing knowledge of Omeka in continuing the set-up required for the catalogue/database of our dataset and help present a well-executed project group presentation at the GCDI. I will execute my contribution via the following roles:

Project Plan Co-Author & Editor

Omeka set-up server to run Neatline; Developer/data updates

Curator/Field Researcher (“field research” is defined as visits to museums, such as the Met on Feb. 15, where I identified an African artifact comparable to one in our dataset).

Outreach/Liaison with museums and cultural institutions, the New Media Lab, CUNY and GC DH-related resources (arranging and taking meetings and initiating/facilitating communications with outside specialists, as needed).

Assist the Project Originator in attempts to access the French report’s “raw data”

Translator of the French report from French to English for the group and History/Art History Specialist/Consultant

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