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Twitter Chat: Public Humanities and Public Scholarship

From HASTAC: Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm   1 pm Pacific/ 2 pm Mountain / 3pm Central / 4pm Eastern #HASTACpublic A @HASTACScholars chat moderated by @sheishistoric, @elbertscube, @FAlbrezzi, @bigdataJJ, @MichaelsLore, @kefaya1977 What does being a public scholar mean to you? In this chat, we hope to engage in discussion with students, Continue reading Twitter Chat: Public Humanities and Public Scholarship

The Degrassi Franchise on the Teenage Experience

From The Artifice: The classic Canadian teen drama franchise has been on and off the air for the past thirty-seven years. One of the longest running scripted television series in history, Known for its slogan, “It Goes There,” the Degrassifranchise has tackled major topics in teenage culture, taboo (date rape, drug abuse, abortion) and overdone Continue reading The Degrassi Franchise on the Teenage Experience

What I Learned During My Summer Practicum: On Escape, Reevaluation, and Being a Public Human

To finish off my summer practicum, I had to put together a presentation of five things I learned. As I was doing this, I realized that the most important things I learned were the things that I already knew. And more importantly, I realized that I am a public human. Let me back up: Grad Continue reading What I Learned During My Summer Practicum: On Escape, Reevaluation, and Being a Public Human

“Hindsight Is Always 20/20”

I’ve visited this installation twice now, and I’m fascinated by its data-as-art example. (Is this a common trend in art that I just haven’t gotten around to yet?) It’s in the newly renovated American Presidents wing at the National Portrait Gallery, which is a treat in itself to visit. “Hindsight Is Always 20/20” is a Continue reading “Hindsight Is Always 20/20”

Learning to Extract & Understand Twitter Data

From HASTAC: I’m currently working on a research to document and explore the Twitter resistance movement that’s formed in the wake of the Trump administration. In order to visualize, save, and explore the vast number of tweets that have appeared under various accounts and hashtags during this time, I decided to turn to Twarc. Developed Continue reading Learning to Extract & Understand Twitter Data

The Founding of Stars Hollow: Glassberg on Gilmore Girls (Part One)

From Stars Hollow Historical Society: Everyone’s favorite close-knit community, Stars Hollow, Connecticut, thrives on small-town charm, tourism, and commemorating local history. The show presents two narratives of the town’s founding throughout the show’s seven-season run: 1) the star-crossed lovers meeting in the location of the town’s gazebo; and 2) the story of a Puritan family Continue reading The Founding of Stars Hollow: Glassberg on Gilmore Girls (Part One)

Six Museums, Five Art Galleries, One Zoo

  In the past 48 hours, between Dupont-Kalorama Walk Weekend and First Friday Dupont, I’ve been to six museums, five art galleries, and one zoo. (Yes, I am very tired and kinda need a break from museums…until next weekend.) Some disconnected thoughts:   Growing up in a suburban area, I never really thought about museums Continue reading Six Museums, Five Art Galleries, One Zoo

Chapter 3: The Atlanta Compromise, Reacting to the Past

From HASTAC, as part of a collaborative review of Structuring Equality: In its efforts to center student learning, Finkel’s chapter argues that the “Reacting to the Past” (RTTP) game framework encourages student participation and reflection while engaging with history. Pioneered at Barnard College, RTTP pedagogy gives students control of the classroom, taking on assigned roles Continue reading Chapter 3: The Atlanta Compromise, Reacting to the Past