Category: Community & Cultural Organizations

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

    The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has opened our call for applications for our flagship fellowship program for the 2024-2025 year! This opportunity is for people who wish to spend 2024-2025 in residence in Cambridge, MA, as part of the Center’s vibrant community of research and practice, and who seek […]

  • 2023 Collaborative Book Review: Interview with Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis, authors of ‘The New College Classroom’ (2022)

    This year, HASTAC Scholars Nanditha Krishna, Britt Munro, Sidney A. Turner, Waleska Solorzano, and Matthew Taitano interviewed HASTAC Co-Founder Cathy Davidson and Christina Katopodis of the CUNY Graduate Center, authors of The New College Classroom. Britt Munro: I love the down-to-earth way you approach the realities of college teaching, and in particular your approach to ‘failure’- when things don’t go as planned- as potentially generative […]

  • Thank you, Pratt Institute! Thank you, HASTAC Community! HASTAC2023 is a wrap.

    Thank you, Pratt Institute! Thank you, HASTAC Community! HASTAC2023 is a wrap.

    Monday morning. 500+ HASTAC’ers have left the gorgeous Pratt Institute campus, home of HASTAC2023, “Critical Making and Social Justice.” I hope that the organizer of all of this, Chris Alen Sula, leader of the wonderful Pratt team, is sleeping in today, happy that it all went so well, all the panels, speakers, art installations, demonstrations, […]

  • HASTAC 2023 Conference Program is Live!

    HASTAC 2023 Conference Program is Live!

    The HASTAC 2023 Conference schedule is now available! Times and activities listed below are subject to change. The complete schedule can be found here. The 2023 HASTAC conference invites our community to engage with creative and design-based approaches to technology and education, particularly around issues of social justice and allied movements of design justice, data justice and […]

  • Cotton Candy, Magic, and Making Space

    Cotton Candy, Magic, and Making Space

    How can we better include voices, perspectives, and practitioners that are not regularly recognized or celebrated? What is possible when we prioritize care and love in spaces where this is not traditionally explored? And what happens when we make cotton candy in an academic library? NC State University‘s Making Space Event Series, based in the […]

  • [Design Justice – Chapter 4] Placing co-production: How to make genuinely inclusive spaces of contemporary design?

    [Design Justice – Chapter 4] Placing co-production: How to make genuinely inclusive spaces of contemporary design?

    Placing co-production: How to make genuinely inclusive spaces of contemporary design? A review of Costanza-Chock, S. (2020). Design Sites: Hackerspaces, Fablabs, Hackathons, and DiscoTechs in Design justice: Community-led practices to build the worlds. The MIT Press. Chapter 4. The relation between production and place is what Constanza-Chock explores in this chapter. But not any production […]

  • Marbles Kids Museum

    Marbles Kids Museum

    Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina For the past several months, I have worked with Marbles Kids Museum – a children’s museum that prioritizes learning and holistic development through play.  Below is the museum’s mission statement: Marbles sparks imagination, discovery and learning through play. Marbles has 5 core initiatives:  Ready Set Learn. Play builds intellectual, social […]

  • Frames

    Frames by Bri Alexander Frozen in framing your messages convene conveying a meaning that’s not necessarily what you mean. But intentions don’t live here, here in the frame, and how that affects us is not always the same. — It’s not simply a symptom of “oh, you misunderstood,” a misinterpretation, a “read it again, if […]

  • New book explores the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit

    New book explores the social, institutional and user impacts of e-legal deposit

    Facet Publishing announce the publication of Electronic Legal Deposit: Shaping the Library Collections of the Future, edited by Paul Gooding and Melissa Terras   Legal deposit libraries, the national and academic institutions who systematically preserve our written cultural record, have recently been mandated with expanding their collection practices to include digitised and born-digital materials. Although […]

  • The History of West New York, New Jersey

    The History of West New York, New Jersey

      When coming into the town of West New York, New Jersey, mainly the street of Bergenline Avenue, you can instantly tell many of the people in this town are from South or Central America. While I was walking around, I noticed I usually was never alone. There is always someone walking, running, or driving […]