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  • 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 […]

  • GC Digital Research Institute

    GC Digital Research Institute

    Recently GC Digital Initiatives hosted a four-day research institute in room 4102 at The Graduate Center.  The workshops covered the basics of command line, git, Python, and databases.  They also included electives such as text analysis, geospatial mapping, web development with html and css, quantitative machine learning, APIs and twitterbots, and digital research ethics.  The […]

  • How to Live Without Gadgets?

    The struggles of living without the charms of civilization and some of the modern gadgets which we have become accustomed to are likely to hurt us most especially if we are also accustomed to playing games on our cell phones. However, life without gadgets existed in the past and there is no reason why we […]

  • Some Reflections on HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

    Some Reflections on HASTAC 2017: The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities

    This is a long long overdue post… Having the HASTAC and ASA conferences back-to-back weekends this year was more than a little chaotic, but it also meant that I had a chance to be part of a series of thoughtful, engaged conversations with people working on amazing and varied projects- on technology, critical university studies, […]

  • When is Quantum not Quantum?

    Lots of news recently about “Quantum Computing.” Here’s a good explanation of what it really means in current parlance from a slashdot commenter: “Quantum Computers are not super-computers. On a bit-for-bit (or qubit-for-qubit) scale, they’re not necessarily faster than regular computers, they just process info differently.”