Review | A LITTLE T&T

ZEYNEP TUFEKCI, TWITTER AND TEAR GAS Zeynep Tufekci Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest (Yale University Press, 2017) Tons of limousine liberals, champagne socialists and armchair academics are quick to toss around the language of revolution as well as violence, but few are fast to risk life or limb out […]

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App Of The Week: Acorns Investing App

Financial investing is the last thing on most college students’ minds considering the cost of living and student loans. Acorns, a comprehensive, straightforward investing app, is working to fix that. Monthly investments start as low as $5, while extra change is added from your debit and or credit card purchases as a sort of everyday investment […]

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Redesigning the Classroom for Active Learning

As many are finding out, it can be hard to maintain students’ attention, and attendance. A recent report by Diane Peters for University Affairs finds that new classroom designs are helping foster inter-student collaboration and student-centric learning, which has proved to substantially improve attendance and participation. More and more professors are reworking class structures to focus on […]

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App of the Week | WebVR Tools

Following up on my StorySpheres post, I’d like to get into the more expansive universe of WebVR. WebVR is a JavaScript API for creating immersive 3D, Virtual Reality experiences in your browser. Unlike standalone VR applications that require high powered computers and expensive headsets to run, WebVR can run on just about any device with […]

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Event | Cyber-Insecurity RESCHEDULED

This event is hosted by the Digital Humanities Initiative and the Global Studies Program. Cyber-Insecurity: Everything You Ever wanted to know about Encryption but were Afraid to Ask Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00pm Orozco Room (712), 66 West 12th st. With the safety of journalists and activists becoming less certain and international cyber attacks on the […]

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App of the Week | Custom Google Maps

In our never-ending quest to find cool new ways to display information, we present to you Google’s own custom map maker. While a timeline can be a great way to establish a chronology or linear narrative of information, a map can display content spatially in both linear and non-linear fashion. Let’s say you’re doing a project […]

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Is Big Data Ruining Your Life?

By Alex Fine Big data may be ruining your life is the thesis of Cathy O’Neil, a former Wall Street financier, in Weapons of Math Destruction. Big data is the buzzword for everyone in tech, which is no wonder, considering just how much data even one person generates. From your social media posts, to your emails, […]

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Story Spheres – Virtual Reality & The Humanities

Over the past few years, Virtual Reality has been slowly seeping into the mainstream and finding its footing as a versitile medium. The applications have been far reaching, from medical research to journalism. But a large problem still remains: accessibility––not just in the adoption (at an $800 price tag for high end equipment) but in the […]

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Advice | Burner Phones and Why You Might Need Them

Wired recently ran an article on their top 6 burner phones, which brings up interesting questions on privacy in the digital age. With more and more apps tracking your location and recording your texts and calls, how do you hold space for safe communication? What happens if your phone or laptop is confiscated? There’s a […]

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Get Ready for NYCDH Week!

DHWeek is a celebration of the Digital Humanities in New York City and features networking sessions, a DH community meeting, open workshops offered across the city, and social events. This year DHWeek will be held from February 6-10 and we are excited to offer another amazing year of workshops and talks for all skill levels. A few […]

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