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Cat's 10-second research video

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Jamie's 10-second research video

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Tomoko's 10-second research video

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10-second (?) research video

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Publishing your 10-second research video on Known

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The easiest way is to upload your video to YouTube or elsewhere and then post it to the Known site. There are many ways to do this; here is one. 

1. Sign in to your YouTube account. (If you have a Google account, you probably have a YouTube account, though you may not know it yet.) 

2. Upload your video. (See "upload" button in upper-righthand corner.) 

3. If you like, use the tools in the YouTube video editor to edit your video:


(Here's a YouTube video about using the YouTube video editor.)

4. To embed the video in a Known post, pull up the video, select the "embed" tab (see below), and copy all of the code you see there:


5. Create a new Known post, name it what you want, and paste the embed code in the body of the post.  

6. Publish the post. Congratulations! 

7. Having trouble? Upload your video to Google Drive and send it to me and I will post it for you. 



Alex's 1o-second research video

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Alan's 10-second research video

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Community Engagement for Collaborative Art Projects Workshop at Swarthmore April 9

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Saturday, April 9

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Bond Memorial Hall

Join Executive Director of the Community Arts Center, Paul Downie for this interactive training on how artists engage communities in collaborative art projects. Students will learn methods and strategies for collaborative art-making (including a basic understanding of the specific methods used to create large scale murals), understand potential challenges of this unique form of community engagement, and leave with a solid understanding of the role of the artist/facilitator in co-creating public art projects. Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and the departments of Art, Music and Dance. 

**RSVP here by Monday, April 4.**

week 5

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Dear Collaboration Seminar,


We are very much looking forward to our fifth meeting, which will be held Friday, April 1st from 2-5pm back in Science Center L26.  Afterwards Tomoko and the Department of Art and Art History have invited us all to the ARTini party! So wear something festive.


We will be talking about collaborations that are cross-institutional, within-institutional, trans-disciplinary, SLAC collaboration, community college collaborations, and teaching.


As always, you can leave us some anonymous or signed feedback. And remember you can always check out the syllabus in Google Docs and add comments or suggestion there for the whole seminar to see.


To do before our fifth meeting next Friday:


1. Just for our collective information, our all-group intros this week will center on tools or techniques you have used to enable collaborations across institutions or space - things that worked OR things that haven’t worked OR things that are only ok but could be a little bit better.  


You can think about this ahead of time, but no need!


2. All-group reading (all in Zotero with associated links and pdfs):


We would like to focus this week on our personal experiences with collaboration within and across institutions.  In our final meeting in two weeks, we hope to create a final document of things we have learned and suggestions for others. Towards this goal this week in our small groups, we would like to come up with some notes toward the following questions: :


  • How can we be better research collaborators?

  • How can we be better teaching collaborators?

  • How can we identify when collaboration will help and when it will hurt?

  • How can we better acknowledge, measure, and value collaborative outside of co-authorship?

  • How can we imagine the process of collaboration in ways that let us imagine collaboration that functions and is successful at different scales?

  • What can Swarthmore and places like it specifically do to enable

    • teaching collaboration

    • research collaboration

    • faculty developing collaborations with other institutions?


To facilitate this conversation,  please come prepared to discuss:


Baba, Yasunori, Naohiro Shichijo, and Silvia Rita Sedita. “How Do Collaborations with Universities Affect Firms’ Innovative Performance? The Role of ‘Pasteur Scientists’ in the Advanced Materials Field.” Research Policy 38, no. 5 (June 2009): 756–64. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.006.

This article studies the most effective collaborations between universities and industries; it finds that (in contrast with previous studies of the life science industry) that in the advanced materials industry the most effective collaborations are not with “Star scientists”, but with “Pasteur scientists” (“Pasteur scientist” is a term adapted from Donald Stokes, coined to describe scientists whose work both advances theoretical scientific understanding and also has direct application to industry. In contrast, the study found that firms’ collaborations with “Star scientists” exert little impact on their output. NB: not very well-written.


Kezar, Adrianna. “Redesigning for Collaboration within Higher Education Institutions: An Exploration into the Developmental Process.” Research in Higher Education 46, no. 7 (2005): 831–60.

“This article focuses on examining how institutions moved from a culture that supports individual work to the ones that facilitate collaborative work.” The author suggests a three-stage model which includes 1) building commitment,  2) commitment from senior executives and 3) sustaining to develop structures, networks, and rewards to support the collaborations.


3. Fifth meeting bibliography work:

Please find and engage with one or two additional pieces (other than the required reading) of scholarship on the week’s topics (broadly defined). Add them to the “Week 5” folder of our Zotero bibliography. Please come prepared to describe and discuss them with your small group.


4. Fifth meeting video and researcher profile work:

During our meeting:

  • Before our meeting: If you haven’t yet, share your 100-200 word final profile in collaboration with profilee and other group members on Known.  Discuss any possible changes and/or edits.

  • During our meeting: Ten-second research videos! Film and think about editing! We will discuss in seminar.


After our meeting:

  • If necessary, edit and finalize your ten-second research video in preparation for the Ten-Second Research Video Film Festival.


5. Notes-posting:

Please remember to post - very informally if you like! - some brief notes from your small group meetings. Some members of our group are also posting their individual notes and thoughts. 

The Known site can be a great site for discussion and posting outside of the seminar meetings themselves:


All best,

Rachel and Lynne


a note on notes

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TEAR spent some time thinking about how we might link together our various platforms and notes - Known, Zotero - and how we might use the note-storing and tagging capacities of Known and Zotero.

This is a draft. We invite everyone else’s thoughts about how we can make this better.


We decided to

1) take collective notes on our readings and their interconnections and ideas we have coming out of them in a Googledoc

2) link titles of articles in the doc to records in our Zotero library

3) posting the single notes doc to Known

4) then adding more detailed notes (and tags? which we will think about next week?) in Zotero


We need to think more - maybe next week - about tagging across Zotero and Known.