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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By HASTAC Admin on Sep 4th, 2014
Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments Interview: Cathy N. DavidsonThis interview is part of the Digital Media and Learning Competition 5 Trust Challenge. The Trust Challenge funds successful collaborations or “laboratories” where challenges to trust in...
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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...
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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...
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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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By Lacey Schauwecker on Feb 27th, 2015
Unlocking Silent Histories is a critical media literacy and documentary filmmaking non-profit organization based in Lake Atitlan, Guatemela. ...
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By Neal Swisher on Feb 26th, 2015
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Fitbit and Jawbone: Tech Disappears Behind Style 
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By Jesse Menn on Feb 24th, 2015
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Previously, I wrote about problems doing co-ingredient network analyses on recipes when the ingredients begin getting too clustered. On a tip from...
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By Cathy Davidson on Feb 24th, 2015
My critique of higher education rests partly on our hypocrisy. We are great at "critical thinking" and analyzing the inequalities in "society" yet...

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By Kaitlin Scharra on Feb 22nd, 2015
Hi Melissa!I am sorry I never saw this! We do have a 'fairly' active social media front with twitter and facebook. Although, I will admit I should...
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By Lisa Tagliaferri on Feb 20th, 2015
I just started reading Walter Isaacson's The Innovators and was reminded of this thread when I read the following passage on Howard Aiken, who...
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By Timothy Foster on Feb 20th, 2015
Wow! I just got done posting this and saw this article on The Chronicle's 1998 interview with Steve Jobs, in which Jeffrey Young offers some...
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By Madeline McAllister on Feb 18th, 2015
Hi Jaderick, What a fascinating read. Can I ask if you are one of the researchers involved in this project? Also are ther any other similar...