A Day Made of Glass (Corning)

Creative Futures

By Kari Kraus

Shaping Things

By Bruce Sterling and Lorraine Wild

Interactions 16.3

Includes Sterling’s essay on design fiction

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

By Bruce Mau

Storytelling and Poetry Reciting Chair

By Mia Kos

NonObject Book

MIT Press, by Barry Katz and Branko Lukic

Emerge: Artists + Scientists Redesign the Future

March 2012 at ASU

Corner Convenience

By Near Future Laboratory

Design Fiction: A Short Essay on Design, Science, Fact and Fiction

By Julian Bleecker

Object-Oriented Futuring

By Stuart Candy

Exhibit 3.0

Exhibit lets you easily create Web pages with advanced text search and filtering functionalities, with interactive maps, timelines, and other visualizations. The Exhibit 3.0 software has two separate modes: Scripted for building smaller in-browser Exhibits, and staged for bigger server-based Exhibits.


Dido is a web page that contains data and visualizations of it that you can edit right in the page. It’s based on our Exhibit framework, but adds the ability to modify what you are looking at.

Mr. Data Converter

I will convert your Excel data into one of several web-friendly formats, including HTML, JSON and XML.


Junar is a community-based website, in which users share the data they extract from the web. With this “Wikipedia-collaborative” approach, Junar‘s users will benefit from having access to a huge and diverse catalog of data.

Intercultural dialogue itself, as a governmental project, must always struggle against the likelihood of failure because most people do not tend spontaneously to communicate across lines of difference.

Ien Ang and Nayantara Pothen, “Between Promise and Practice: Web 2.0, Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Scholarship,” Fibreculture 2009

Blood Sugar

By Sharon Daniel and Erik Loyer: Blood Sugar is an audio archive of conversations with 20 current and former injection drug users.

Public Secrets

By Sharon Daniel and Erik Loyer: “What function does the three million dollar razor wire fence at the California Correctional Women’s Facility serve? Certainly, it keeps people ‘in’ the prison, but perhaps, more crucially, it gives society an easy ‘out,’ functioning as a convenient screen for our disavowals about systemic injustice, social inequality, and the crippling effects of poverty. ‘Public Secrets’ powerfully reveals the costs — both personal and social — of such projections and denials.”

Bracero History Archive

The Bracero Program, which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to the United States, ended more than four decades ago. Current debates about immigration policy-including discussions about a new guest worker program-have put the program back in the news and made it all the more important to understand this chapter of American history. Yet while top U.S. and Mexican officials re- examine the Bracero Program as a possible model, most Americans know very little about the program, the nation’s largest experiment with guest workers. Indeed, until very recently, this important story has been inadequately documented and studied, even by scholars.

The Crocodile Cafe Collection

The Crocodile Café Collection contains 118 continuous-days of live music recordings (that’s about 2,840 hours worth of music). Recorded at the Café between May 2002 and December 2007 by audio engineer Jim Anderson, these recordings document performances by hundreds of artists, both notable and obscure. From indy rock to punk, freak folk to noise, the collection captures numerous memorable and energetic performances. Whatever your opinion of a particular band, the crystalline quality of the recordings is a testament to Mr. Anderson’s audio engineering prowess.

Mukurtu: For Indigenous Archives

Mukurtu (MOOK-oo-too ) is a free and open source community archive platform that provides a standards-based, content management system adaptable to the local cultural protocols and intellectual property rights systems of Indigenous communities.

Knowing and Doing: Understanding the Digital Humanities Curriculum

A fantastic overview and resource, by Lisa Spiro (NITLE Labs, June 2011)

Does Social Media Violate Student Privacy?

Includes a handy list of “Student Privacy Tips”

Pedagogy and the Class Blog

Mark Sample: “This blogging about blogging invariably ends up being a pivotal moment in the students’ relationship to the class blog. It’s when they begin to have a sense of ownership over their ideas, a kind of accountability that carries over into their class discussion and other written work.”

How to Crowdsource Grading

Cathy Davidson: “This course proposes an evaluation system that matches the purpose of the course, where students learn how to be responsible judges of quality and helps them learn to be responsive to feedback as well.”

Proceduracy, which is my term for the literacy associated with computer programming, is the ability to break down complex processes into smaller procedures and express them explicitly enough to be read by a computer. I note that computer code has become infrastructural to Western society in the same way that text did during the Middle Ages; underlying most of our daily communication and activities is a layer of computer code. Because computer code is so central to so much of what we do, the literacy associated with it is a literacy that matters, a literacy that is both infrastructural and powerful. A number of programmers claim that what I'm calling proceduracy should and will be a mass literacy. I'm using the history of mass literacy to understand this potentiality.

Annette Vee, in “The Literacy of Proceduracy: A Conversation with Annette Vee,” at HASTAC

Mapping the Digital Humanities

A syllabus for digital humanities at the undergraduate level (includes a graphic syllabus)

If you want women and people of color in your community, if it is important to you to have a diverse discipline, you need to do something besides exhort us to code.

Miriam Posner, “Some Things to Think about before you Exhort Everyone to Code” (2012)

Key Figures in Digital Humanities

A formation of the field from the perspective of digital rhetoric, composition, and writing studies

Collaborative Approaches to the Digital

Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies joins the ongoing conversation about collaborative work in the humanities. Instead of focusing exclusively on the digital humanities or emphasizing only the large-scale computational analysis or archival projects typical of that field of study, the collection focuses on a variety of projects led by or involving English studies professionals in particular. In doing so, the collection demonstrates growing interest in and diverse application of collaborative methods within the field and provides examples of the exigencies that have prompted a move away from the stereotypical lone-scholar model of scholarly work toward collaborative endeavors.