2021 H-Lab Award
The Books to Blockchain Humanities Lab connects earlier practices for calculation and comparison to newly invented ones making a direct continuum from archives and catalogs to open data and digital ledgers, like blockchain. Data management represents a frontier in deciding what is of value. This project seeks to bridge the gap between the technical and the critical by engaging in multiple methods including history, politics, taxonomy, and art. Our collaboration navigates political and civic inclusion alongside economic property rights, and the resilience of humanistic and artistic value within these larger systems. We will run a graduate seminar followed by a summer immersive creative experience for artists and performers. NYU undergraduates will be able to enroll in our special course.
NYU Center for Humanities sponsored the Bennett-Polonsky Humanities Labs (H-Labs), a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and curricular initiative.
Total Award: $50,000.00
Anne L. Washington (Principal Investigator)
HLab Proposal Team:
Anne L. Washington, PhD NYU Steinhardt. Assistant Professor of Data Policy
Amy Whitaker, PhD NYU Steinhardt. Assistant Professor Visual Arts Administration
Peri Shamsai, PhD NYU Stern. Associate Adjunct Professor Entertainment, Media & Technology (EMT)
Luke DuBois, D.M.A NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Associate Professor Integrated Digital Media