any humanities urban scholars involved in this yet…?

Miriam E. Sweeney

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) is a consortium of interdisciplinary scholars including humanists, social scientists, scientists, and engineers who share knowledge around new media, digital technologies, and critical perspectives in the information age.  I can’t say enough about the quality of this program, founded in 2002 by Cathy N. Davidson (Duke University) and David Theo Goldberg (Director, UCHRI).  Some quick statistics on the program give an idea of the breadth of engagement in this community:

  • 9,150 HASTAC members
  • 522 HASTAC Scholars between 2008-2012
  • Over 120 institutions in North America and abroad have nominated HASTAC Scholars, with representation of a diverse range of community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public universities, and research universities.
  • 29 HASTAC Scholar Forums on topics such as Grading 2.0: Evaluation in a Digital Age; Democratizing Knowledge; Critical Code Studies; Race, Ethnicity, and Diaspora in a Digital Age; and Queer and Feminist New Media…

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