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On Broadway: Urban Data Visualization Project

A project by Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur, and Lev Manovich, On Broadway is an urban data visualization project “On Broadway” that represents 13 miles of Broadway using images and data from Instagram, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Street View, the US Census Bureau, and more. The result is a visually rich image-centric interface, where numbers play only a secondary role, and no maps are used. The project […]

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Mapping Occupation: The Union Army and the Meaning of Reconstruction

History Professor Gregory Downs (CCNY/GC) has just won a prestigious digital innovation fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for his project “Mapping Occupation: The Union Army and the Meaning of Reconstruction.”  The project will simultaneously convey new data about the presence, size, and persistence of Army outposts in the years after Appomattox, and use […]

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Matthew K. Gold – Debates in Digital Humanities

“Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts—and perhaps the university itself. Indeed, at a time when many academic institutions are facing austerity budgets, digital humanities programs have been able […]

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Welfare Rights Initiative: Digital Oral History Project

Cynthia Tobar, Metadata Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, recently launched the Welfare Rights Initiative: Digital Oral History Project The WRI Digital Oral History Project, via an open source digital software, is documenting the Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI), a grassroots student activist and community leadership training organization located at Hunter College. This site will present, […]

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What They Saved

Distinguished Professor Nancy K. Miller (Comp Lit, English, French) reconstructs her family’s missing past from artifacts passed down to her.  Locks of hair, postcards, receipts, letters written in Yiddish are among the objects which inspire the quest to understand her relatives’ lives: As I slowly pieced together my family portrait and assembled a genealogical tree, […]

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Children Framing Childhoods

Wendy Luttrell, Professor of Urban Education and Social-Personality Psychology, investigates the ways young people participate in social structures in her visual ethnography project Children Framing Childhoods.  She asks them to take pictures of their  family, school, and community life that “emphasize their participation in and insights about larger social structures, processes, and ideologies—including the global […]

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Spatiality Apps

Steve Romalewski, director of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research, takes mobile applications beyond the basic information retrieval done by a tourist visiting a city, in his suite of mobile apps called Spatiality Apps.  He and his team “focus on delivering interesting, detailed, unexpected information often buried in government databases.” There are […]

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