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Visualizing the Growth of HASTAC and HASTAC Scholars

HASTAC has increased from a few hundred members in 2002 to a thriving online community that now includes more than 13,000 humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists working together to transform the future of learning. The HASTAC Scholars fellowship program has also expanded with 55 students in the program in 2008-2009 to 242 students […]

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Reflections on Futures Initiative Open Session: Rethinking Evaluation and Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments

On December 8th, Dr. Anthony Picciano, Professor and Executive Officer of the PhD program in Urban Education, joined us for a Futures Initiative Open Session. This was a very topical kick-off to our Open Sessions as we are gearing up for our inaugural course, Mapping the Futures of Higher Education, being co-taught by Dr. Cathy […]

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Recap of F.I. Open Session “How ProQuest Fits in with the Changing Dissertation Landscape”

On December 1, 2014 the Futures Initiative along with JustPublics@365 and the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted a discussion with Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing at ProQuest®. Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, opened the discussion with a look back at how the Graduate […]

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Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship: Reflections on Our Panel with Jessie Daniels, Alexei Taylor, and Diana Taylor

On November 21, the Futures Initiative hosted a panel on digital publication and multimedia scholarship. Jessie Daniels was joined by Alexei Taylor and Diana Taylor to discuss their use of various digital publishing platforms in their research collaborations. What is a digital “book”? Alexei and Diana posed this question at the beginning of the discussion. […]

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A Digital Storytelling Odyssey: Mapping the Universe and Other Small Things with Curtis Wong

CUNY’s Futures Initiative hit the ground running on October 3rd with its first official event—an awe-inspiring digital storytelling odyssey that took the audience from the early days of interactive software and CD-ROMs to multi-dimensional spatiotemporal explorations of deep space. Curtis Wong, principal researcher at Microsoft Research, shared with us an insider look at many of […]

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