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Bringing together leading scholars and technologists at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York to pioneer new modes of inquiry that integrate digital tools and methods into the research, teaching, and service missions of the institution.


Revitalizing doctoral education in the digital age



Exploring the future of publishing

Visualizing Information

Visualizing information in the age of big data


Pioneering new forms of networked scholarly communication


Visualizing information in the age of big data


How do we explore social media’s billions of photographs shared by hundreds of millions of contributors? What insights can we gain from this type of massive collective visual production? [More...]

cuny mapping serviceCUNY Mapping Service

The CUNY Mapping Service engages with foundations, government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, and other CUNY researchers to use spatial information and analysis techniques to develop and execute applied research projects. [More...]


Selfiecity investigates self-portraits (selfies) in five cities across the world using a mix of theoretic, artistic and quantitative methods.[More...]

Data Mining InitiativeCUNY Data Mining Initiative

This project seeks to develop new strategies for employing methods from computer science, education, applied statistics, and sociology in educational and other social science research. [More...]

mapping occupationMapping Occupation: The Union Army and the Meaning of Reconstruction

This project utilizes newly organized data about Army outposts to develop an interactive website that allows scholars to map federal power and emancipation in the post-war moment. [More...]

cuny academic commonsCUNY Academic Commons

The CUNY Academic Commons is an academic social network created by and for CUNY designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use(s) of technology in teaching and learning. [More...]

cboxCommons in A Box

Commons In A Box (CBOX) turns the infrastructure that powers the CUNY Academic Commons into a free, distributable, easy-to-install package. It is made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. [More...]

davidharvey.comDavid Harvey (dot) org

World renowned scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology & Geography at the Graduate Center David Harvey’s website features numerous videos, including entire courses on Marx's Capital Volumes 1 & 2. [More...]

jp365Just Publics @ 365

JustPublics@365 is here to help connect academics and social change agents through social media. Our toolkit, available in multiple e-book formats, is an easy way to get started. [More...]

social history projectAmerican Social History Project

The ASHP/CML explores the social and cultural history of the United States and helps teachers across the nation to use the latest scholarship, technology, and active learning methods in their classrooms. [More...]

collaborative seeing studioCollaborative Seeing Studio

The Collaborative Seeing Studio is a group of faculty members and doctoral students whose interests and projects coalesce around issues of interpretation and representation in visual research. [More...]

welfare rights initiativeWelfare Rights Initiative: Digital Oral History Project

The WRI Oral History Project documents the history of the Welfare Rights Initiative (WRI) to examine social movement activity at the level of a grassroots organization as exemplified by the WRI. [More...]


The OpenCUNY Academic Medium is a student-based, open-source, academic, participatory digital medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community. [More...]

digital scholarship labGC Digital Scholarship Lab

The GC Digital Scholarship Lab is a new research space at the Graduate Center, CUNY, whose project-based work centers on the use of technology in research and teaching. We focus particularly on creation of collaboratively produced, community-based, public-facing open-source software platforms for scholarly communication.

new media labNew Media Lab

At the New Media Lab, Graduate Center doctoral students and faculty members from a range of academic disciplines are given the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment. They collaborate with NML staff, with each other, and with their advisors to use technology to develop innovative websites and tools in the digital humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

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