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  • Playing with AI – The HASTAC site banner journey! 

    Like so many of us, I have been enjoying playing around with AI image generators and quickly ran out of all the free credits that DALL.E.  and Midjourney offered. I know that Designer friends have been integrating these images into the initial phases of the creative process to help generate ideas or storyboards as well. […]

  • 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 […]

  • How To Upload a File: May, 1994

    How To Upload a File: May, 1994

    This is a one-page long document explaining to a friend how to upload a file. May 1994, a page of instructions for Word Perfect, Rafael, Pine, Kermit . . . I also posted this in the Humanities Commons Repository:

  • In Memoriam to Julie Thompson Klein, One of HASTAC’s CoFounders

    In Memoriam to Julie Thompson Klein, One of HASTAC’s CoFounders

    Dear HASTAC’ers and other Friends, I just now read the news, via Bruce Janz, that the wonderful Julie Thompson Klein has died. A professor emerita at Wayne State University, where she taught for over thirty-six years, Julie was one of HASTAC’s early founders and a loyal and constant contributor. She was a scholar of interdisciplinary […]

  • Join the JITP Collective – Apply by Nov 30

    Join the JITP Collective – Apply by Nov 30

    Call for Participation The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks new members to join our Editorial Collective. We invite applications from graduate students, scholars, and practitioners in all fields who critically and creatively engage with digital technology in their teaching, learning, and research. We will be appointing both graduate student members and non-student members (faculty, staff, practitioners). […]

  • Migrates to HASTAC Commons

    A Message from Cathy Davidson and Jacqueline Wernimont  (From the HASTAC Newsletter, March 28, 2022) Dear HASTAC Friends,   Spring is here! Or at least we’re hoping you are all experiencing the promises of spring, wherever you are.   At HASTAC, we are full of energy… and heavy lifting. As you will see below, the […]

  • Software/Story


    Recently, I’ve been working on the design of a new software tool. Or more accurately, the refactoring of a current tool into something new that we hope will better match how our users think about software and data. It’s prompted me to think about the triangle of connection between software and user, developer and software, […]

  • Introductory Blog Post

    Introductory Blog Post

    Hello everyone! As part of our introduction to the program, new HASTAC Scholars were asked to post a brief blog post introducing themselves. In terms of academics, I am a current first year PhD student in the English department at Northeastern University. My research interests include nineteenth-century American cookbooks and domestic manuals, digital humanities, feminist […]

  • PyCon: Oh, the Humanities! Teaching and Learning Interdisciplinary Python

    PyCon: Oh, the Humanities! Teaching and Learning Interdisciplinary Python

    Below is the approximate transcript of the presentation I delivered as part of the PyCon 2019 Education Summit on May 2, 2019 in Cleveland, OH. Hi, I’m Lisa Tagliaferri. I’ve been doing postdoctoral research at the MIT Digital Humanities Lab and you may know my Python tutorials on DigitalOcean. Today, I would like to talk […]

  • Leaving a Digital Footprint: Hashtag Activism

    Leaving a Digital Footprint: Hashtag Activism

    It has been about five years since the BlackLivesMatter hashtag movement was created in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. In a matter of five years, #BlackLivesMatter has become an archetypal example of modern social and political protest on digital media. A recent Pew Research Center Analysis has found that hashtags […]