Early Digital Humanities: German Idealism and the Development of Cybernetics in the mid-20th Century

This project tells the story of this strange encounter between cybernetics and German Idealism for the first time.

Geo-referencing Daguerreian Studios in New York City

This project — to study the time, place and context of the development of early photographic businesses in America — begins with research into the locations of early photographic studios in New York City.

Digitized Dissent: Mocking Monarchy in Absolutist France

A multi-year project linking literature, politics, and digital humanities to provide a new way to read and study the pamphlets written against French monarch Louis XIV (1643-1715).

The Original Influencers: Sogdians and the Silk Road

A collaborative project aimed to develop a digital exhibition about the Sogdians, a mercantile people from Central Asia (200 CE- 800 CE) who helped form what has come to be known as the Silk Road.

Humanities for STEM: Using Archives to Bridge the Two Cultures Divide

The two-year research collaborative, Humanities for STEM, focuses on how the study of primary sources, archival research, and associated methodologies of the humanities can be used to enhance the understanding of science (including medicine), technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Review of “Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City”

A variety of activists, community organizers, academics and data practitioners came together on Cooper Square for a day-long symposium called “Humanizing Data: Data, Humanities, and the City.”

Voices of New York – Renee Blake

Voices of New York is a project undertaken by Professor Renée Blake (in the Departments of Linguistics and Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University) and her undergraduate students (in the course The Language of America’s Ethnic Minorities). The goal of the project is to hear the voices of immigrant communities in New York City (NYC), and learn about the people behind them.

RHUNHATTAN: A TALE OF TWO ISLANDS

I strive to uncover invisible, suppressed stories that lie in the geopolitical shadows of colonialism and migration. As the 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, I will research the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions to create a multiplatform project, Rhunhattan.

Distracted Reading: Acts of Attention in the Age of the Internet

Central to the humanities is the theorization and practice of modes of attention (to cultural artifacts, and to other aspects of the world). Indeed, many of us devote much time to finding ways to redirect our students’ attention away from the distractions of their electronic gadgets. But what if we consider how their distributed focus might model new acts of attention and new ways of reading: how might we rethink pedagogy and/or our own research methods in an era of hyper-connectivity?

From Smart City to Quantified Community: A New Approach to Urban Science

Urban planning as a profession shifted radically after World War II. A result of the military development of systems engineering and optimization processes for radar and missile control, planners attempted to apply complex systems models and new decision-making algorithms to create optimized solutions to dynamic problems.