This year’s HASTAC conference adds a new twist: video.
HASTAC is “the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory. A consortium of over 70 public and private research institutes across the human and computer sciences.” This year’s conference has an interesting addition to their Call for Proposals:
“In addition to filling out an application, participants will be required to provide a URL for their project and/or make a two minute video of their proposal, upload it to YouTube and tag the YouTube video with “HASTAC2008.”
They’re not the only ones thinking about YouTube as a scholarly tool. The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article “Thanks to YouTube, Professors Are Finding New Audiences,” reports that “public intellectualism” is alive and well. Apparently over 100,000 people have viewed some scholars’ lectures there.