“Data, Algorithms, and Social Justice.” Co-PI with Matt Jones (CU, History) and Chris Wiggins (CU, Data Science). An award in the amount of $17,500 from the Center for the Study of Social Difference to support a graduate working group organized by Nikita Shepard (CU, History), Spring 2019. In progress.
“Transforming Texts: Computational Approaches to Text Analysis and Visualization.” Co-PI with Pamela Smith (CU, History) and Steven Feiner (CU, Computer Science). Team-taught course initiative, recipient of $150,000 award from Columbia’s Collaboratory Fellows Fund in 2018. Course taught in the Spring of 2019.
“Digital Justice.” PI. $20,000 in support of international workshops on censorship and access to knowledge from the Presidential Global Innovation Fund in 2015. Convened under the title “Architectures of Knowledge” in Mumbai, India on July 4, 2016 and Lahore, Pakistan on March 12, 2018. Events covered in Daily Times, The Express Tribune, and Urdu Point.
“Rikers Story Bot.” Coding workshop and algorithmic storytelling event set in and about Rikers Island correctional facility, New York City’s main jail complex. Principle convener and co-instructor in collaboration with Columbia’s Center for Justice. Featured in Fast Company and Prison Education. Three four-day workshops completed. Twitter bot operational for over a year in the period between 2015 – 18.
“Science Surveyor.” Co-PI with Marguerite Holloway (CU, Journalism), Laura Kurgan (CU, Architecture), Dan Jurafsky (Stanford, Computer Science) and Daniel McFarland (Stanford, Sociology). Award in the amount of $500,000 from the Brown Center for Media Innovation to facilitate the study of scientific knowledge production. Multiple students funded in 2014 – 16; project featured in the Communications of the ACM and Nieman Lab.
“Open Syllabus Project.” Co-PI with Joe Karaganis (American Assembly) and Alison Head (University of Washington, Information Science). Collecting and analyzing the world’s largest corpus of academic syllabi. Recipient of $210,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation for the period of 2013 – 15. Research featured in Nature, The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Der Spiegel Online, FiveThirtyEight.
“piracylab.org.” PI, 2013 – 14. PI of a research group exploring the impact of piracy on the spread of knowledge around the world. Findings featured in Melville House and Le Monde, leading to the publication of “Book Piracy as Peer Preservation,” with Maxwell Foxman in Computational Culture 4 (2014).
For a curated portfolio of projects, awards, and press coverage please visit xpmethod.plaintext.in/impact.
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