Blogs

HASTAC’s mission is shaped by the active participation and interests of our members. Whether authoring one of your own blog entries, commenting on someone else’s, or just lurking and learning, blogs are one of the primary ways to interact with, strengthen, and fully engage the HASTAC network. Below you will find recent blog entries, as well as some curated entries selected by HASTAC staff. You can also easily track the latest comments and see what blog posts are generating the most discussion. Via the buttons in the sidebar, you will also find HASTAC’s own Cathy Davidson’s “Cat in the Stack” blog, as well as “Where are the Now” the official blog of the Digital Media and Learning Competition winners.

HASTAC’s mission is shaped by the active participation and interests of our members. Whether authoring one of your own blog entries, commenting on someone else’s, or just lurking and learning, blogs are one of the primary ways to interact with, strengthen, and fully engage the HASTAC network. Below you will find recent blog entries, as well as some curated entries selected by HASTAC staff. You can also easily track the latest comments and see what blog posts are generating the most discussion. Via the buttons in the sidebar, you will also find HASTAC’s own Cathy Davidson’s “Cat in the Stack” blog, as well as “Where are the Now” the official blog of the Digital Media and Learning Competition winners.

I’m new to this blogging thing. Why do you want to hear from me?
Diversity is the lifeblood of HASTAC. The HASTAC membership comprises people from all walks of life and backgrounds with disparate areas of interest and specialization--from junior and senior scholars in the academy, to public intellectuals and citizen journalists in the community, to students and educators, to gamers and IT specialists, to artists. Everyone brings their own different knowledge and perspectives to an issue or discussion. From these differences can come synergy and innovation. This “collaboration by difference” is HASTAC’s guiding method, but it requires your unique voice. Join the conversation.


What should I write about?
A blog can be a quickly jotted sentence or a long, carefully constructed argument or anything in between. Share some interesting news that might have crossed your inbox; discuss what you are currently working on; highlight recent developments in your field; provide or solicit feedback or give advice to others; or simply share your opinion on issues big and small.


What are those icons under the member pictures?
Member badges are a quick, visual tool that give information about members and their relationship to the larger HASTAC community. The golden haystack icon indicates a member of the HASTAC staff; the DML icon indicates a Digital Media and Learning Competition winner; the orange and grey colored bars icon indicates how active the user is--the more orange bars you have the more content you have posted; the graduation cap icon indicates a HASTAC Scholar.

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Amanda Starling Gould-img-7/18/2014 - 1:18pm
ScholarRegular contributor
Blog entry
By amanda starling gould on Jul 12th, 2014
This is the third post in my summer project to blog my progress as I move through the online HTML course I am taking through the Women's Coding Collective (WCC). In my pre-course post, I mentioned my motives, my sponsors, my initial likes & dislikes, and, in the open...
superadmin-img-4/25/2014 - 5:00pm
Super contributor
Blog entry
By HASTAC Admin on Apr 25th, 2014
Original press release posted on Organization of American States.  OAS Co-Organizes Sixth International Conference of the Humanities, Arts Science and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory in Peru  April 24, 2014 The Organization of American States...
superadmin-img-4/11/2014 - 2:01pm
Lurker
Blog entry
By Kathi Inman Berens on Jan 23rd, 2014
Center for Scholarly Technology conducted an interdisciplinary pilot to discern disciplinary differences in the application of "flipped" classroom techniques.  A three-week unit was "flipped" in three courses: an engineering lecture, a sociology lecture, and a gender...
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HASTAC ContentContributor
Blog entry
By Marco Bastos on Mar 5th, 2014
Last December we compared the geographic distribution of HASTAC user base and commenters and confirmed that language was a major factor governing the geographic distribution of users, with commenters based mostly in English speaking locations and areas where English is...

Recent Posts

ScholarMember
By Melissa Meade on Oct 24th, 2014
Scholars
Nice to meet you, HASTAC! I’m Melissa R. Meade, a PhD candidate at Temple University in Media and Communication. Based off of fieldwork conducted...
ScholarMember
By Jason Buel on Oct 24th, 2014
Scholars
Hello fellow scholars,
ltagliaferri-img-10/24/2014 - 4:43pm
HASTAC ContentScholarRegular contributor
By Lisa Tagliaferri on Oct 24th, 2014
 
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By Kim Armstrong on Oct 24th, 2014
Scholars
Hello HASTAC Scholars,I am sixth year (yikes!) PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut.  My dissertation focuses on 19th century American...

Recent Comments

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By Lisa Tagliaferri on Oct 24th, 2014
Hi Steve -- I'm very interested in your interdisciplinary work around gaming and knowledge. I've also done interdisciplinary work towards this end,...
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By Alainya Kavaloski on Oct 24th, 2014
OK! I am going to try and set up a group for the gamers and designers in our cohort. I will be in touch about details  shortly! Glad to have...
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By Michael Lee on Oct 24th, 2014
Hi Alainya! A gaming group is a great idea!
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By Michael Lee on Oct 24th, 2014
Hi Lisa, thanks a lot for the comment!Yes, Gidget is a part of my dissertation work exploring how to teach programming to novices in a engaging way...