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ASU KEDtalk: Democratizing digital design

Technology is not created to reflect the rich diversity of people that use it, says Jessica Rajko. She contends that adding more voices in the design process will create not only more inclusive tech experiences but better technology overall.

Drafting history in black and white

Why does everyone know the name Rosa Parks but not Claudette Colvin? Matthew Delmont shines a light on news coverage of the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of black newspapers—vital forerunners of today’s social media activism.

Pride and Prejudice and roller derby: Q & A with Devoney Looser

Catch up with ASU professor Devoney Looser about her new book tracing Jane Austen’s rise to fame and the role the author has played in her own life – including her wardrobe.

Digital tools connect humanities to humanity

ASU’s Nexus Lab is plugging in major processing power to help humanities researchers connect with communities in a more immediate and effective way.

Tweeting terror: Understanding extremism on social media

Extremist organizations use social media to promote their ideology and recruit new members globally. ASU professors are collaborating to track, analyze and understand this threat.

Researchers, ASSEMBLE!

ASU faculty and student researchers help put the science in science fiction and the fact in fantasy at the annual Phoenix Comicon.

Big, bigger, biggest: Data in the digital age

Advances in technology are generating vast quantities of data. The "big data" enables new research and personalized experiences, but poses challenges for privacy and security.

Humanities infuse research with history, culture and meaning

How do humans assign value and meaning? What is the role of religion in our lives? Do we owe anything to the natural environment? Many of life’s deepest questions can't be studied in a test tube or solved with an algorithm. They can only be explored through the humanities.

Words to remember: Digital archives help immigrants share their stories

Researchers at ASU are collecting stories from immigrants to the U.S. and finding information that doesn’t typically get included in history books.

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