The Art of the Virus

There’s still no worse feeling than getting a computer virus. You know that it’s more or less your fault for having been tricked into installing it, and it’s actively ruining your computer. Although advances in digital security and virus protection, a computer virus can seem like a thing of the past. We often forget that […]

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Be a Part of the Healthcare Hackathon

This message is taken from a University-wide announcement.   Graduate students and undergraduate seniors at The New School are invited to participate in Hack Health: A New School Hackathon to Re-imagine Health, Healthcare, and Digital Solutions Friday through Sunday, Oct 21-23. In this three-day workshop, participants of various disciplines will work together in small teams […]

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online teaching

Online Teaching & Education- Faculty Discussions

Coming up this fall semester, full-time and part-time New School faculty are invited to discussions presented by Ilan Jacobsohn on the current state of online teaching, as well as presentations on faculty experiences in virtual teaching environments. October 17th: An Overview with Examples of Effective Online Teaching We have all experienced the traditional classroom in one way or […]

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The National Archives is on GIPHY

Did you hear? Historians across the nation stopped everything they were doing on the morning of September 22 2016 when  the American Historical Association announced that the National Archives and Records Administration had joined GIPHY.  “I am posting too much today,” a colleague from the Midwest wrote on Facebook, attaching a .gif of the original […]

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Video: Gay American History @ 40

Last May it was the great pleasure of the DHI to help organize the Gay American History @ 40 Conference, a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz’ seminal LGBT text, which inaugurated the birth of a whole field of writing on radicals, sexual subversives, leaders, and ordinary people incognito or under persecution in the […]

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Designs on eLearning 2016 – Anxiety and Security

New School students & recent alumni (from design, the creative arts, media studies, and cultural production more generally) are invited to submit proposals for Designs on eLearning 2016: Anxiety and Security, an international conference in partnership with The New School, University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas State University. The conference […]

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Digital Labor

CFP: Histories of Digital Labor, Past and Present (Open Submissions)

250-300 word abstracts due January 31, 2017 6,000-word essays due June 30, 2017 Full CFP here: Recent attempts to rewrite dominant accounts of technological progress, including the annual Ada Lovelace Day and Hidden Figures—the upcoming film about African-American women’s achievements in NASA—have drawn attention to the unknown histories lurking behind our digital present. This […]

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Race and Queerness:’s Latest Update

This post was jointly written by Kevin Ewing and Sabine Decatur. This summer we started an exciting project to document and make accessible chronologies of queer history. With funding from the Arcus Foundation, we established a series of interactive LGBTQ timelines that will be housed on The goal was to create an extensive yet […]

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Chesnutt Archive

Redesigning a Literary Archive for the Modern Web

One of the projects that the DHI has taken on over the summer is a redesign of the Charles Chesnutt Archive, a digital archive maintained by the dean of Eugene Lang College, Dr. Stephanie Browner. It was created by Dr. Browner in 1995 at Berea College and has been an invaluable source of Chesnutt’s work […]

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Digital Fellow Chris Howard-Woods leading a workshop at Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Blogging with the Brotherhood/Sister Sol

It has been my pleasure to spend the past month working with the mentors and students of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol in Harlem. For six weeks, I’ve walked each Wednesday morning through the colorful, hand-painted door at the Brownstone on 143rd street to help high schoolers learn some blogging best practices in one of the organization’s […]

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