• 50 Years of Text Games: 2005

      50 years from 50 Years of Text Games: A 2021 Journey from Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon, by Aaron A. Reed.   https://if50.substack.com/p/2005-shades-of-doom  2005: Shades of Doom   Games and Blind Gamers At the end of the 90s text games had started to die out, so the development of these games fell on individual creators. […]

  • Photography Portfolio: The Process

       

  • Career Guidebook (for Free) on the Arts and Humanities

    Career Guidebook (for Free) on the Arts and Humanities

      Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave College Without Them is a FREE career guidebook for high school and college students wondering how the arts and humanities can further their careers. It includes essays by students, faculty, and young professionals, as well as short portraits of young innovators, information about majors, success stories, interviews, and more. Please share widely, […]

  • CSI Skill Tree: Outer Wilds

    CSI Skill Tree: Outer Wilds

    The CSI Skill Tree series from the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University examines how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding stories. In our latest episode, we discuss Outer Wilds, a 2019 adventure game about unraveling the mysteries of […]

  • Coming Soon Online and in Print: Elements in the Global Middle Ages

    Coming Soon Online and in Print: Elements in the Global Middle Ages

    HASTAC leader and contributor Geraldine Heng and her collaborator Susan Noakes are launching the first four titles of the Cambridge University Press Elements in the Global Middle Ages next month. The first group of texts to be published are: Swahili Worlds in Globalism; Eurasian Musical Journeys: Five Tales; Southeast Asia: Geography, Networks, Trade; and Global Medievalisms: An Introduction.  Elements in the Global Middle Ages is a series of […]

  • The “Jazz” Design: Nostalgia, Consumer Aesthetics, & Technocultural Reproduction

    The “Jazz” Design: Nostalgia, Consumer Aesthetics, & Technocultural Reproduction

    Perhaps you recall the “Jazz” Sweetheart (now Solo) cup design from childhood or adolescence, with its distinctive yet understated turquoise and purple brushstrokes. Or perhaps you have seen it featured on one of countless “Only 90’s Kids Will Remember…” Buzzfeed listicles. You may have encountered it in memes, on clothing, or referenced in art. Regardless of personal connection or […]

  • The Things We Believe In: Thoughts on Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling’s “A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear”

    The Things We Believe In: Thoughts on Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling’s “A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear”

    Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling’s 2020 book A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear: The Utopian Plot To Liberate An American Town (And Some Bears) offers a glimpse at the socio-political equivalent of a train crash. The author’s excavation of the history of Grafton, New Hampshire, and his interviews with its residents etch humorous, yet haunting portrayals of a […]

  • Forthcoming Volume – D’Annunzio and World Literature

    Forthcoming Volume – D’Annunzio and World Literature

    We are pleased to announce that the project’s book volume, D’Annunzio and World Literature: Multilingualism, Translation, Reception, is under contract with Edinburgh University Press and forthcoming.  Gabriele d’Annunzio was an internationally renowned artist of literary decadence and modernism, one of the few Italian authors of his generation whose translation and reception occurred as he wrote – not […]

  • CSI Skill Tree: Kentucky Route Zero

    CSI Skill Tree: Kentucky Route Zero

    The CSI Skill Tree series from the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University examines how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding stories. In our latest episode, we discuss Kentucky Route Zero, a magical realist adventure game about a secret, […]

  • Reflecting on a Year of Book Collecting

    Reflecting on a Year of Book Collecting

    In a way, a cookbook is a little world of its own. There is something magical that happens when you read, say, Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking or Samin Nosrat’s Salt Fat Acid Heat. In a sense, yes, they are short scripts of instructions dictating the preparation of specific items of food, […]