Category: Social Media & Networks

  • Launching our new blog posts series “Playing with AI.”

    You might have noticed our new banner image on our HASTAC website. It looks great, and it was created by HASTAC Co-Director Parisa Setayesh, using AI. When she told me she had tried a few things with AI to develop a new illustration for our HASTAC Scholars Digital Fridays, I was very curious to see […]

  • Berkman Klein Center Call for Applications: 2024-2025 BKC Fellowship

    Berkman Klein Center Call for Applications: 2024-2025 BKC Fellowship

  • Equitable Inequity in Design Justice: A Review of Sasha Costanza-Chock’s “Design Values: Hard-Coding Liberation?”

    Equitable Inequity in Design Justice: A Review of Sasha Costanza-Chock’s “Design Values: Hard-Coding Liberation?”

    In Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Building the Worlds We Need, Sasha Costanza-Chock explores how current universalist design processes and principles are based on principles of exclusion, connects design to issues of collective liberation of marginalized communities and ecological conservation, and discusses how design may be used to advance those issues and dismantle structural inequality.  […]

  • HASTAC and the Problem of Social Networks

    HASTAC and the Problem of Social Networks

    Note: This blog post represents the beginning of an important conversation we intended to have at the HASTAC 2020 conference, as it is central to HASTAC’s concept of hindsight, foresight, and insight in considering ourselves as a network. Although that conference has unfortunately been canceled, we still hope to have this discussion. We welcome comments […]

  • Screen-Free Computers

        I am using the customary screen with keyboard as I write this on my laptop, but I am arguing for a different kind of computer technology than we have now.     That is the paradigm I am calling the screen-light “Intranet of Things” for an Ecological Age, as opposed to the screen-heavy and commercial […]

  • Who Asks Computer Programming Questions Online?

    Who Asks Computer Programming Questions Online?

    To distract myself from finals I took some public data about computer programming and it’s most popular forum and modified a web application so that you can look at user demographics and their question and answer forum habits: https://magic-passive.glitch.me/ In May, Stack OverFlow released their 2019 Developer survey to the public. Stack OverFlow is a question and […]

  • Write Your Way Out

    Write Your Way Out

    Typically, journaling is thought of in two ways: old people scrapbooking or teen girls doodling hearts in a diary. It is rare that the word “journaling” is associated with someone improving their mental health and assisting with past trauma and mental illness, but that is becoming more and more common every day. As mental health […]

  • Casting Couch Simulator__Prototype

    Casting Couch Simulator__Prototype

    You can play the prototype here: https://monicattie.itch.io/casting-couch-simeowlator

  • Apple Arcade and what to play

    So in this project, we were told to select a platform that we envision the game to be put on.  I was very integrated by the arrival of the apple arcade and played a lot of games on it. Here is a talk I did at Depaul MFA meetup about my research on apple arcade. I […]

  • Discussion of Numbered Lives, Ch 2: Counting the Dead (Sarah Richardson)

    This post is part of the HASTAC Scholars Collaborative Book Discussion on Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), by HASTAC Co-Director Jacqueline Wernimont. — David Gurman’s installation, The Nicholas Shadow is a “real-time memorial” where the bell at St. Ignatius’s church would ring as a public performance marking every Iraqi […]