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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Wikimedia NYC – Indigenous People’s Wiki-thon

You’re invited to the Interference Archive for an Wikipedia Editathon on Sunday, November 13, 2016! In honor of Indigenous People’s Day and Anti-Thanksgiving, Wikimedia is holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of Indigenous peoples’ movement histories. They will provide tutorials for beginners, reference materials, best practices for writing, and refreshments. Join us to help improve Wikipedia’s […]

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Platform Cooperativism: Building the Cooperative Internet

From the University Events Page: Friday Nov. 11th, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College Almost unnoticed, in the gaps and hollows of the digital economy, a new economy is emerging that follows a different ethical and financial logic. Platform cooperativism, as it has come to be called, is an […]

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How to Think Like a Humanist about Information | Public Lecture

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, UL105 The methods and practices of the humanities and humanistic social science disciplines have the power to transform our understanding of information and computation, while computational methods and quantitative approaches now offer new paths […]

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Toward Algorithmic Criticism

“How can computers make our lives better?” is a question asked routinely by computer scientists, engineers, and the enigmatic entrepreneurs who bankroll the digital world. The answers they arrive at often point to monumental changes: after all, the personal computer, the cell phone,  and any number of other technological achievements that have brought on new […]

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Take Charge of Technology for a Successful Semester

Information Technology, Student Success, Libraries and Archives, Distributed and Global Education, Registrar’s Office, and Human Resources and Finance are jointly offering a faculty session, “Take Charge of Technology for a Successful Semester”. This session will provide you with the opportunity to ask questions about technology tools, systems, and services used for teaching and learning at […]

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You Go, New School Archives!

This week, the New School Archives and Special Collections announced that “Over seven thousand text, audio and moving image documents” have now been added to the Digital Public Library of America. The New School Archives & Special Collections documents the rich histories of the New School, Parsons and Mannes, with particularly strong collections in the areas of […]

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