Weekly Co-Working at the CoLab

Fall 2021 Online Co-Working Hours

Fridays 8-10 am
For a Zoom link, send a request or join the DH mailing list.

Co-working -- What is it?

A time set aside for you to work on -- and find support for – digital forms of scholarship that may include:

  • Designing digital exhibits or digital publications
  • Making maps
  • Getting started with computational text analysis
  • Experimenting with network analysis
  • Designing databases
  • Finding or preparing data with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), APIs, webscraping or other methods. (Words are data too!)
  • Troubleshooting or remixing Python or R code for any of the above tasks. 

It can be hard to find time to make progress on digital projects. Through co-working, we will offer each other structure, community, and space to focus on new forms of scholarship and developing new skills..

What will a Session Look Like?

Well, OK, this is experimental, so we are going to try some things and adjust as needed. But for starters, the session will follow this format:

  1. A quick round of introductions and (totally optional!) intention-setting. Say your name and area of DH interest. If you want to, say what you plan to work on during the session, and if there’s anything particular you’re looking for help with. 
  2. Everyone works on their stuff! Turn the camera on or off as you wish, make yourself comfortable.
  3. Have a question? Just speak up, or put it in the chat. Anyone who is in attendance can volunteer to talk with you about it. While folks are talking, feel free turn down your speaker OR listen in, and chime in if you want to with your own thoughts or questions. This is an environment where eavesdropping and butting in are encouraged! (If we need to have multiple conversations at once, we use breakout rooms.)
  4. At of the session, we check back in with each other for optional final comments, sharing of victories and challenges, and goodbye waves.

Who Is Invited?

Any Cornell faculty, staff, or student with a digital project or digital learning underway from the humanities or interpretive social sciences.