Richard Lieberman is the head of the La Guardia and Wagner Archives, which just happens to be housed at LaGuardia Community College, my home campus. In this interview, we touch on a lot of great topics, ranging from the importance of faculty-led projects, to Wikipedia, to Ed Koch’s mayorship. If these seem like disparate strands, then you’ve never met Richard, who masterfully ties together the strands of history.
Micki Kaufman, a doctoral student in history at the CUNY Graduate Center, talks about her dissertation, “Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me:’ Quantifying Kissinger.” She uses computational text analysis and visualization techniques to work with material from the Digital National Security Archive’s Kissinger collections.
Robin Davis, librarian and assistant professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about her computational linguistics project, “Nondescript: A Web Tool to Aid Subversion of Authorship Attribution.” http://indoorvoicespodcast.com/2018/02/02/NYCDHW
Boone Gorges is the lead developer for the CUNY Academic Commonsand a one-time CUNY grad student, making him uniquely qualified to navigate between the technical world and the academic one. As someone who truly believes free and open source software is the pillar of an informed society, I loved speaking with Boone, who can articulately argue that a broad technical understanding of our various systems--from operating systems to algorithms--is an important new literacy. He even makes a...