This document is supplemental materials for the book chapter "Playing in the Same Sandbox: Collaborations on Data Management, Research Technologies, and Research Computing" in the book Cases on Establishing Effective Collaborations in Academic Libraries authored by Amy Koshoffer and Amy Latessa
This project analyzes a print from the UC Art Collection called “Dusty Millers” and the amateur artist that created it. Diving into the artist’s biography and relations, this project first aims to understand how the amateur artist went about studying printmaking and how he became an important advocate for the medium in London. Secondly, the project discusses artistic influences from the 19th century that inspired his style and subject matter of his prints that include depictions of rural landscapes and daily labors.
Designed Technologies for Healthy Aging identifies and presents a variety of contemporary technologies to support older adults' abilities to perform everyday activities. Efforts of industry, laboratories, and learning institutions are documented under four major categories: social connections, independent self care, healthy home and active lifestyle. The book contains well-documented and illustrative recent examples of designed technologies-ranging from wearable devices, to mobile applications, to assistive robots- on the broad areas of design and computation, including industrial design, interaction design, graphic design, human-computer interaction, software engineering, and artificial intelligence.
This paper explores the question of why it is important to apply culturally responsive teaching within the classroom, through creativity. Teaching diversity exposes students to a variety of cultural and social groups. This educational experience prepares students to become better citizens, within their communities. Through the creative process, students will examine topics which, both, encompass and promote diversity. Additionally, students will be able to construct their own independent, inclusive environment, through art making; this increase in diversity education relates not only to the race and ethnicity of our students, it also includes religion, economic status, gender identity, language background, and more. Adopting inclusion and awareness around multicultural education and taking a culturally responsive approach to teaching is a benefit to both students and instructors. Not only does creating a better multicultural awareness and inclusive environment help students with different backgrounds and needs succeed, but it encourages acceptance and helps prepare students to thrive in a diverse world.
Keywords: cultural diversity, curriculum, teaching, art, social reconstructionism