May 11-15, 2016 | Tempe, AZ
hastac2016.org | #HASTAC16
Striving for Impact: How can interdisciplinary research in humanities, arts, and technology have greater exchange with public and non-academic communities? HASTAC's 2016 conference seeks to emphasize and encourage broader conversations about the past, current, and potential impact of interdisciplinary work in research and education. What new institutional or research configurations are available, or urgently necessary?
Speakers include Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University and author of Designing the New American University; Liza Potts, Director of Writing, Information, and Digital Experience (WIDE) Center at Michigan State University; and Gary Dirks, Directory of the Julie Ann Wrigley School for Sustainability at Arizona State University.
HASTAC 2016 features a non-traditional mix of both papers and more interactive formats, with presenters of the latter being encouraged to be as creative as possible. The schedule includes five tracks, each with Birds of a Feather sessions, Interactive Sessions, and long and short paper presentations.
Conference tracks include:
- Archives and Collections
- Arts and Media
- Innovative Pedagogy
- Digital Humanities
- Culture and Ethics
Faculty & Full Time Employees: $200.00
Students & Part Time Employees: $100.00
Print posters (4 x 3’) are solicited for a competition designed to showcase emerging projects, ideas, and scholars. For more information, please see hastac2016.org. Please submit your poster proposal (250 word abstract that responds to the conference theme of IMPACT) by March 31 via http://goo.gl/forms/OJk2pqlcho. First through third place will receive cash prizes.
Join “The University Worth Fighting For” #fight4edu
HASTAC is again partnering with the Futures Initiative to offer an exciting livestreamed and live-tweeted workshop on April 14, 1-2 pm EDT: Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, and Race featuring Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at The Graduate Center, CUNY), Anne Balsamo (Dean of the School of Media Studies and Professor of Media Studies at the New School), and Prithi Kanakamedala (Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College).
Join us by:
- Participating in the twitter chat on “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” using hashtags #fight4edu and #teach4justice on April 14, from 12-1 pm EDT, with moderator Simone Browne, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness.
- Tuning in at bit.ly/FuturesED-live from 1-2 pm EDT
Announcing DML 6: $700,000 learning playlists challenge designed to scale connected learning
Transform curriculum design and learning for our connected age.
The sixth and final Digital Media and Learning Competition — Playlists for Learning — will offer development grants of 9 months ranging from $25,000 to $125,000. Winning teams will design connected learning playlists that provide viable alternatives to traditional learning pathways while scaling experiences and content to diverse local and digital audiences. Winners will become part of an innovative community of thought-leaders, academics, practitioners, educators, designers, technologists, and media artists that are leading the transformation of curriculum design and learning for the connected age. Applications are due May 13, 2016.
A connected learning playlist is a curated group of digital and local connected learning experiences and resources (e.g. videos, websites, books, games, articles, etc.). A playlist weaves together these learning experiences and resources into a sequenced pathway centered on a common theme. They broaden opportunities to engage in cohesive, interest-driven connected learning experiences that combine in-school, out-of-school, employer-based, and online learning.
Playlists for Learning encourages proposals that promote creative, interest-driven playlists that advance connected learning opportunities for youth ages 13 and up. Successful applicants will create innovative and transformative learning playlists composed of existing or newly created learning resources and experiences that bring proven connected learning activities and events to scale. Proposed learning should be made verifiable and credible with the use of digital badges.
For full information and to apply, visit dmlcompetition.net.
Digital Media and Learning Conference 2016
October 5-7, 2016
University of California, Irvine
Let's Build. Let's Design. Let's Solve.
Join us October 5-7, 2016 for the 7th annual Digital Media and Learning Conference. This international gathering brings together a vibrant and diverse community of innovators, thinkers, and progressive educators to delve into leading-edge topics in digital media and learning. We build connections across research, design, and practice in the service of progressive, equitable, and youth-centered approaches to learning with technology. See what’s new, apply to participate, and register at: http://dml2016.dmlhub.net/
Applications for workshop participation are due April 4, 2016. Learn more about the nine specialized workshops and how to apply at http://dml2016.dmlhub.net/workshops.
The HASTAC Scholars program started a new initiative this Spring: to interview and post profiles of HASTAC Steering Committee members and leaders--all innovators in their various disciplines. Profiles will be posted in the HASTAC Interviews collection. Check out some of the most recent interviews:
Interview with Professor David Palumbo-Liu on his scholarship and Digital Humanities
by Fatma Tarlaci
Professor Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor, and Professor of Comparative Literature, at Stanford University. He is also a member of the HASTAC Steering Committee and the Academic Steering and Advocacy Committee for the Open Library of Humanities. He also founded and directs the Teaching Human Rights Collaboratory.
Scholarship in Public: Dialogues with Kathleen Woodward
by Rachel Arteaga and Ivette Bayo Urban
Kathleen Woodward, Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Washington, has served as Director of the Walter Chapin Simpson Center of the Humanities since 2000. Woodward is currently focused on a new initiative, Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a four-year grant program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that supports public scholarship and builds connections between two-year colleges and doctoral education at the University of Washington.
Matt Gold and DH Community-Building
by Christy Pottroff
If you go to any given Digital Humanities event in New York City, you are likely to hear someone thank Matt Gold for lending his guidance, support, and expertise to their work. And rightly so: Matthew K. Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), has played a crucial role in empowering digital humanists at CUNY, in NYC, and beyond.
Patrik Svensson on the role of public education and the future of digital scholarship
by HASTAC Scholars Director Kalle Westerling
Patrik Svensson is a Professor of Humanities and Information Technology at Umeå University, and the former Director of HUMlab (2000-2014). He is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow/Visiting Professor with the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, City University New York. Includes audio clips from the interview.
Interview with Nick Montfort
by Kristopher Purzycki
Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. He is on the faculty at MIT and is the principal of the naming firm Nomnym. Earlier this year, the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee was again home to the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, an annual event that hosts graduate research from across the nation.