The Digital GC: May 15 – 19, 2017

In an ongoing effort to surface and share relevant events, publications, workshops, and opportunities that may be of interest to “The Digital GC” community, GC Digital Initiatives posts regular updates each Monday to our blog.

If you would like for us to share information about an upcoming event, workshop, or other announcement relevant to the Digital GC community, you can submit your information through the Digital GC Submission Form.

New @ the Digital GC

This week we at the GC Digital Initiatives are hosting our 2016-2017 End-of-Year Showcase this Wednesday, May 17th from 4:15 to 6:15 PM in the Segal Theater! The program includes presentations by the Digital Praxis Seminar Class, during which students will unveil their projects: End/Line and Zine Union Catalog.  The program will also feature projects by the following GC groups: Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant recipients, the GC Digital Fellows, Program Social Media FellowsVideography Fellows, the Futures Initiative, the New Media Lab, the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, GC Digital Research Institute participants, and more! The Showcase is an excellent way to learn about the opportunities, resources, and research projects at the Graduate Center. Open to all! We look forward to seeing you there. More details here.

Also this Wednesday, the GC Digital Fellows are excited to host a half-day symposium “Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance” on Wednesday, May 17th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Segal Theater!  The symposium will bring together designers, software developers, community organizers and scholars to discuss the possibilities and limitations of digital activism — past and present — and its relationship to offline grassroots efforts. Our keynote speaker will be distinguished scholar, activist and media-maker Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock, Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. Following the keynote, will be two panels: “Empowerment and Surveillance Online” and “The Possibilities and Limitations of Digital Activism and Storytelling.” All are welcome to attend! More information here.

GC Digital Initiatives Resources

The GC Digital Initiatives offer a wide range of resources to support your interests in scholarly communication, digital scholarship and research methods, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy. Have a question? Want to try something new? Interested in finding a community of resources using a similar digital tool? Here are some of the GC Digital Initiatives resources that you can take advantage of this week.

Monday Maker Hours
When: alternating Mondays from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, next is May 15
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

GC Digital Fellows Office Hours
When: Tuesdays from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

Python Users’ Group (PUG)
When: Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414

GCDI Digital Project Working Groups
When: The next meetings of the Text Analysis and GIS Working Groups will be announced soon.
Where: The Digital Scholarship Lab, Graduate Center Room 7414
Interested in participating? Sign Up!

Workshops & Discussions @ The GC

The GC Digital Fellows of GCDI and many of our partners across the GC offer workshops related to our mission to promote a Digital GC. Here’s what’s planned this week:

GC Digital Fellows Symposium: “Activism and the Intersectional Internet: Power and Resistance”
When: Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: GC Segal Theater (1st floor), with a reception to follow in GC Room 3317

GC Digital Initiatives 2016-2017 End-of-Year Showcase
When: Wednesday, May 17, 4:15 – 6:15 PM
Where: GC Segal Theater (1st floor), with a reception to follow in GC Room 3317

Events Nearby

There’s so much going on in the NYC area. Here are just a few of the events that caught our eye.

Data & Society: Databite No. 99: Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner on “The Ambivalent Internet: Mischief, Oddity, and Antagonism Online”
When: Thursday, May 18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: Data & Society, 36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY
RSVP is required to attend – register here.

Calls for Participation & Funding Opportunities

Google Public Policy Fellowship (award amount: $7,500)
Applications due: 12:00 AM midnight EST May 26, 2017

Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching (HILT) Training Institute June 5-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas)
Registration is currently open. HILT is a 5-day training institute on Digital Humanities theory, practice, and culture.

HASTAC & James Madison University’s 2017 Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (June 12-18, 2017 online via Slack)
Registration is currently open. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in feminist research.