About William Enders

A sophomore Design and Technology major at Parsons School for Design, focusing on interactive media and video games.
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Redesigning the Classroom for Active Learning

As many are finding out, it can be hard to maintain students’ attention, and attendance. A recent report by Diane Peters for University Affairs finds that new classroom designs are helping foster inter-student collaboration and student-centric learning, which has proved to substantially improve attendance and participation. More and more professors are reworking class structures to focus on […]

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App of the Week | WebVR Tools

Following up on my StorySpheres post, I’d like to get into the more expansive universe of WebVR. WebVR is a JavaScript API for creating immersive 3D, Virtual Reality experiences in your browser. Unlike standalone VR applications that require high powered computers and expensive headsets to run, WebVR can run on just about any device with […]

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App of the Week | Custom Google Maps

In our never-ending quest to find cool new ways to display information, we present to you Google’s own custom map maker. While a timeline can be a great way to establish a chronology or linear narrative of information, a map can display content spatially in both linear and non-linear fashion. Let’s say you’re doing a project […]

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Story Spheres – Virtual Reality & The Humanities

Over the past few years, Virtual Reality has been slowly seeping into the mainstream and finding its footing as a versitile medium. The applications have been far reaching, from medical research to journalism. But a large problem still remains: accessibility––not just in the adoption (at an $800 price tag for high end equipment) but in the […]

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Advice | Burner Phones and Why You Might Need Them

Wired recently ran an article on their top 6 burner phones, which brings up interesting questions on privacy in the digital age. With more and more apps tracking your location and recording your texts and calls, how do you hold space for safe communication? What happens if your phone or laptop is confiscated? There’s a […]

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It’s Time To Change Your Password

Hacks come in many different forms; keyloggers, viruses, phishing, brute force. In most cases, it’s a misstep of the user. You clicked a bad link, you opened a suspicious document that your “Grandma” emailed you. Maybe your password is just “password.” There are many easy ways to avoid the day to day phishers and scammers, but even if your […]

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Message Encryption – A Facebook First

Privacy Win! Facebook has finished rolling out Secret Conversations for their Messenger apps on iOS and Android, creating the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging network in history. What does this mean for you? Encryption means that your conversations can’t be hacked into, whether it’s by criminals or the authorities. Secret Conversations are only accessible by you and the recipient, and […]

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Wikimedia NYC – Indigenous People’s Wiki-thon

You’re invited to the Interference Archive for an Wikipedia Editathon on Sunday, November 13, 2016! In honor of Indigenous People’s Day and Anti-Thanksgiving, Wikimedia is holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Indigenous peoples’ movement histories. They will provide tutorials for beginners, reference materials, best practices for writing, and refreshments. Join us to help improve Wikipedia’s […]

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The Art of the Virus

There’s still no worse feeling than getting a computer virus. You know that it’s more or less your fault for having been tricked into installing it, and it’s actively ruining your computer. Although advances in digital security and virus protection, a computer virus can seem like a thing of the past. We often forget that […]

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Online Teaching & Education- Faculty Discussions

Coming up this fall semester, full-time and part-time New School faculty are invited to discussions presented by Ilan Jacobsohn on the current state of online teaching, as well as presentations on faculty experiences in virtual teaching environments. October 17th: An Overview with Examples of Effective Online Teaching We have all experienced the traditional classroom in one way or […]

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