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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Institute for Public Knowledge

Call for Papers | Summoning the Archive

Call for Papers | Summoning the Archive: A Symposium on the Periodical, Printed Matter, and Digital Archiving NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge May 11-13, 2017 Organizer: Meghan Forbes, NYU and UT-­Austin Keynote Speaker: Jenna Freedman, Barnard The printing and distribution of the avant-­garde magazine, illustrated weekly, and underground zine have developed in the twentieth century […]

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It’s Time To Change Your Password

Hacks come in many different forms; keyloggers, viruses, phishing, brute force. In most cases, it’s a misstep of the user. You clicked a bad link, you opened a suspicious document that your “Grandma” emailed you. Maybe your password is just “password.” There are many easy ways to avoid the day to day phishers and scammers, but even if your […]

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DHI’s 2016 “Favorite Things” List

Today is December 7th. Before you know it, snow will have caked the sidewalks of our city and red-ribboned boxes will have appeared beneath our trees. So in the spirit of giving, we thought we might share with you our go-to guide for the holiday season––that is, our favorite digital tools, apps, and gadgets for […]

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Message Encryption – A Facebook First

Privacy Win! Facebook has finished rolling out Secret Conversations for their Messenger apps on iOS and Android, creating the largest end-to-end encrypted messaging network in history. What does this mean for you? Encryption means that your conversations can’t be hacked into, whether it’s by criminals or the authorities. Secret Conversations are only accessible by you and the recipient, and […]

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