Print Wikipedia

Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the futility of the scale of big data. Michael Mandiberg has written software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out thousands of volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them for print-on-demand.  Read more.


Book Release:

Data Drift: Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century

Edited by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, and the Graduate Center’s Lev Manovich

The book includes papers selected from the Media Art Histories: Renew  conference, selections from the Save As exhibition, as well as new texts. It also contains the catalog of the Data Drift exhibition of data art and data design (curated by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Lev Manovich).  Read more.

Lisa Rhody

Lisa Rhody

Lisa Rhody joins GCDI as Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Lisa Rhody will join The Graduate Center, CUNY on December 1, 2015 as Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives. Lisa will join the GC Digital Initiatives team, which is working to integrate digital tools, skills, and methods into the core teaching and research activities of the Graduate Center.  Read more.


GC Digital Initiatives Fall 2015 Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce the lineup for our Fall 2015 Speaker Series on the Events page. In addition to a CUNY-wide panel on digital humanities projects, co-sponsored by CUNY DHI, we are excited to host events alongside the Advanced Research Collaborative and the Computer Science Colloquium on Big Data, critical making, and aesthetics in art history and computer science. Featured speakers include Wendy Chun, Patrik Svennson, Matt Ratto, Anne Balsamo, Emily L. Spratt, and Ahmend Elgammal.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Python Users Group

GCDI launches the Graduate Center’s Python Users Group (PUG).  The group is open to Python users of all skill levels and meets the first and third Mondays of each month.


The Graduate Center’s Digital Fellows offer workshops on a variety of digital tools and methods of interest to the Graduate Center’s academic community.  Recent workshops have offered introductions to the Python programming language, text analysis using Mallet, creating a digital identity with WordPress, the MySQL database server, and web scraping data from online social media.  


GC Digital Fellows Announce Fall 2015 Workshops & Office Hours

The GC Digital Fellows lead up to a dozen workshops each semester that provide hands-on training and practical information about digital tools and methods. All workshops are free and open to members of the Graduate Center community. Visit the Digital Fellows Website for the full list of Fall 2015 workshops.

The GC Digital Fellows also hold office hours every week during the academic year in the Digital Scholarship Lab to provide one-on-one assistance with digital humanities projects. Please visit the Digital Fellows Website for the full Fall 2015 Office Hours schedule.


Dec 10: "The Art of Seeing: Aesthetics at the Intersection of Art and Science" @ the CS Colloquium with @cunygcdi

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