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Digital Humanities and Social Justice job at York U

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Digital Humanities and Social Justice The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies seeks to appoint a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Digital Humanities and Social Justice. The successful candidate will be a senior academic at the level of Professor with an outstanding international reputation as a research leader, responsible for furthering scholarly intensification at York, and attracting and cultivating a cohort of collegial and student intellectual endeavour in the field and exploring interactions across disciplines. S/he will be a world-class scholar in the study of digital media, communities, and/or cultures as they impact, emerge out of, or respond to questions of social justice. With a dynamic, substantial and ongoing record of scholarship supported through competitive external funding, the candidate will support York’s strategic prioritization of interdisciplinary and intermedial research that forges a just and sustainable world. Research may focus on but not be limited to intelligent, interactive, mobile, social, or networked technologies; digital methodologies, cultures, modes of perception, or expression; and/or the ethical and intellectual consequences of living in and with the world’s technological conditions, locally, globally, today, and/or across time. The successful candidate’s research will address key critical and theoretical intersections of digital humanities and social justice and the modalities for understanding these intersections from a contemporary or historical perspective. Ultimately housed in the Departments of English, History and/or Humanities, the appointed scholar will foster international collaboration, pedagogy, and public access to research in digital humanities and social justice. 

more info: http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/specialads/Canada_Research_Chair_%28Tier_1%29_in_Digital_Humanities_and_Social_Justice.pdf

How low-paid workers at ‘click farms’ create appearance of online popularity

How low-paid workers at 'click farms' create appearance of online popularity

laughingsquid:‘as·phyx·i·a’, A Dance Performance Captured With a…



laughingsquid:

‘as·phyx·i·a’, A Dance Performance Captured With a Kinect Sensor and Visualized With 3D Software

pulitzerfieldnotes: Sumah, 15, works in a small electrical…



pulitzerfieldnotes:

Sumah, 15, works in a small electrical repair shop in central Kolkata. This particular area of the city is known for its informal sector of recyclers who work on a myriad of electrical appliances, often breaking equipment down to its raw components for reselling, repair or reuse.

Image by Sean Gallagher, via Instagram. India, 2013.

Gallagher’s 2013 project focuses on Toxic Businesses: India’s Informal E-Waste Recyclers at Risk.

jmjafrx: shannibal-cannibal: theultraintrovert: masteradept: …





















jmjafrx:

shannibal-cannibal:

theultraintrovert:

masteradept:

These remind me of Mage: The Ascension.

whats the name of the artist(s)

  1. I couldn’t find the piece name or the artist but a reverse image search takes me to this feminist astrological website where this art is featured.
  2. Bladerunner by Oliver Wetter
  3. reverse image lookup did not have any luck finding a source for this image.
  4. Again, reverse image lookup did not lead to an artist source.
  5. by Jaxon Keller
  6. by Michael Komarck
  7. Again, no clear source on this piece. I was taken to Hasani Claxton’s work, but I’m not certain this is theirs.
  8. Couldn’t find an artist source.
  9. by Nigel Quarless
  10. by Casey Parkhurst

#1 is Julie Dillon, "Planetary Alignment - 2010." Find more of her work here: http://www.juliedillonart.com/gallery/gallery/6456485

“A 19.44 megabits per second upload speed is not only much faster than the radio frequency data…”

“A 19.44 megabits per second upload speed is not only much faster than the radio frequency data transmission typically used in space exploration, it’s actually nearing the upper end of what you can get at home.”

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You Can Now Get High-Speed Internet on the Moon (via courtenaybird)

Earthseed. To the stars.

iluvsouthernafrica: Original video. Look what gifs x Youtube x…



iluvsouthernafrica:

Original video.

Look what gifs x Youtube x archives can do. Just…wow.

Directed by Frances Bodomo, a Ghanian filmmaker based in New…





















Directed by Frances Bodomo, a Ghanian filmmaker based in New York City, ‘Afronauts’ is based on a true story. The film recently made its world premiere at the Sundance Film festival where Bodomo also picked up big prizes.

“On 16 July 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Inspired by true events.”

WORLD PREMIERE: 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
www.afronautsfilm.com
facebook.com/afronautsfilm

Watch the trailer here: x

explore-blog: Visionary vintage children’s book celebrates…



explore-blog:

Visionary vintage children’s book celebrates gender equality, ethnic diversity, and space exploration with a black female astronaut two decades before that became a reality

artblackafrica: Mockingjay movement: Thai protests meet the…







artblackafrica:

Mockingjay movement: Thai protests meet the Hunger Games

Anti-coup protesters flash a three-finger salute during a gathering at a shopping mall which was broken up by security forces in downtown Bangkok. Opponents of the coup are risking arrest by flashing the salute from the Hunger Games to defy a junta that has banned all public protests.

(Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty)