The New Media Lab
The New Media Lab (NML) works with Graduate Center and CUNY faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines to conceive and create groundbreaking multimedia projects based on student and faculty scholarly research. Our goal is to integrate digital media into traditional academic practice, challenging scholars to develop fresh questions in their respective fields using the tools of new technology. The NML is committed to a vision of new technology based on open access to ideas, tools, and resources. With ongoing support from CUNY, the New Media Lab has become a dynamic environment in which projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and other private and public sources demonstrate new approaches and methods of merging digital media, scholarship, and learning.
Located in room 7388.01 at the CUNY Graduate Center and run under the auspices of the American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning, NML researchers:
- work across academic disciplines to produce scholarly digital media projects
- analyze Internet and other digital media usage in the educational, social, and commercial sectors
- construct interactive environments that explore ways of visualizing the arts, humanities, and sciences
- digitally archive and analyze a wide range of data
- participate in public programs that address the critical intersection of knowledge and technology
NML Digital Dissertation Award
In an effort to recognize the fundamental changes in the way research is being conducted and the increased acceptance of new digital forms of research and publication in doctoral programs, the New Media Lab last year established for its students the Digital Dissertation Award to support the incorporation of a major digital component into the traditional dissertation text format. Up to three awards will be given in 2014. Applications are due by April 8.
The quality of last year’s submissions was outstanding, demonstrating the innovative work being done by doctoral students in redefining the dissertation. The four recipients of the 2013 award were:
- Sonia González, Public Health, “Where can I get an HIV test? There’s an App for that.”
- Caro Muñoz Proto, Psychology, Critical Social/Personality, “Memoscopio”
- Antonia Santangelo, Anthropology, “Black Sea Fish and Mollusks”
- Ozy Yuksel-Sokmen, Psychology, Developmental, “Medea’s Map of Colchis”
Congratulations to all winners and we look forward to next year’s submissions!
New Media Lab Makes GC News!
August 2012: We are delighted to announce that four NMLers recently received grants or fellowships from the Office of the Provost. Antonia Santangelo and Suzanne Tamang each were awarded a Digital Innovation grant and Alice Lynn McMichael and Erin Glass were each given a position as Digital fellow for the coming year. As the CUNY Graduate Center begins to make its digital mark in higher education, we at the Lab look forward to being a part of the important innovations that are occurring here.
Back in 2010, The Lab was featured on the season premiere of CUNY TV’s popular monthly program, Study with the Best (SWTB).
The eight-minute segment gives a general introduction to the Lab and highlights the work of doctoral students who are incorporating multimedia formats into their scholarship. The show features students in music, environmental psychology, and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures and languages (Zachary Seldess, Shawndel Fraser, and Marcos Wasem).