After several years with the same valiant leadership team, which hastaken HASTAC from an idea to a movement (!), this year we areexpanding, inviting a range of new members to join our leadership team,junior and senior, from different regions, in different fields . . .and HASTAC Scholars will let you know what's happening at theirinstitutions too. We're still virtual, still a network of networks, and we are hoping to cast the net even wider in the coming months. So much great work in new media, in participatory learning, in "mobile humanities" is happening everywhere. It is an exciting time.
We welcome Simone Browne, of the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas. Simone workes on gender, ethnicity and race, and theory as well as on new media.
And we welcome Tim Murray, Director of the Society for the Humanities and founding director of the Rose Goldsenh Archive of New Media Art, at Cornell University. Check out Tim's centers at: Society for the Humanities: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/ and the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art: http://goldsen.library.cornell.ed.
We'll be blogging as other new leaders join us as well. And soon our Director of the HASTAC Scholars Program, Erin Gentry Lamb, will be letting you know about our HASTAC Scholars program. The short version of that program is that each HASTAC leader may nominate students, undergraduate and graduate, to be HASTAC Scholars and serve as the "eyes and ears" of HASTAC, letting the world know about the events at their institution, in their region, or on topics or in fields of vital importance to them. As we move toward making the HASTAC website more interactive, we hope this "community-of-the-next-generation" will also blog about hot topics (interesting ones, controversial ones, exciting ones).
More to come but, for now, WELCOME to Simone Browne and Tim Murray!