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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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 ContentRegular contributor
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...
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HASTAC ContentRegular contributor
Blog entry
By Marco Bastos on Feb 28th, 2014
In the last month I have been working with Cornelius Puschmann from the Humboldt-University of Berlin on drawing comparisons between the scholarly networks HASTAC and Hypotheses. We analysed the dissemination of scientific knowledge, the relative occurrence of digital...

Recent Posts

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ScholarRegular contributor
By Mechelle DeCraene-Gilford on Sep 1st, 2014
Pencil SharpnerJust what math will be excluded per grade level in Common Core? The following is a list of topics that have be excluded K-3. I have...
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ScholarRegular contributor
By Mechelle DeCraene-Gilford on Sep 1st, 2014
Unspiralling
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Member
By Sable Manson on Aug 29th, 2014
PhD candidates Sable Manson (University of Southern California) and 2013 HASTAC Scholar Vanessa Monterosa (California State University, Long...
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Lurker
By Alan Taylor on Aug 29th, 2014
The exhibition (austellung)) on the life and career of film Director Martin Scorsese at the Museum für Film und Fernsehen at Berlin’s Potsdamerplatz...

Recent Comments

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By Cathy Davidson on Aug 29th, 2014
Our goal in "What Is A Dissertation?" (aka:  #remixthediss) is to showcase, celebrate, and model what it takes to not only produce an innovative...
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By Cathy Davidson on Aug 26th, 2014
More great bounty from Facebook this morning: MD on Facebook wrote:  " Cathy Davidson, my old friend Frank Lyman developed the Think-Pair-...
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By Cathy Davidson on Aug 26th, 2014
Over on Facebook, John Jones, an assistant professor of writing at West Virginia University and a former HASTAC Scholar, noted:"This article gets a...
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By Matthew Wood on Aug 25th, 2014
It's really great to get such a positive reaction from folks. I'm really hoping that we'll get to see all of you at this upcoming Maker Day (...