Arizona State University: In the future, you will be forever

Arizona State University: In the future, you will be forever. “A Hollywood director fired for comments tweeted a decade ago. Memorialized accounts on Facebook, where your entire history exists forever and your contacts can continue posting after you’re gone. Photos from that college Halloween party that continue to surface in your Google results. This is what digital immortality looks like now. In the future, it may be more elaborate, and could even involve some type of simulacrum of you interacting with people.”

Arizona State University: Crowdfunding success relies on friendly networks, ASU research finds

Arizona State University: Crowdfunding success relies on friendly networks, ASU research finds. “Four years ago this summer, a phenomenon hit social media when millions of people participated in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” raising more than $115 million for charity. An Arizona State University professor has published a research paper looking at these kinds of social-media crowdsourcing phenomena and why they’re so successful.”

Arizona State University: Marking 100 years of Grand Canyon National Park history

Arizona State University: Marking 100 years of Grand Canyon National Park history. “For the first time ever, thousands of high-quality archival materials — photographs, documents and correspondence — chronicling the early history of the Grand Canyon National Park (1890–1940) have been made digitally available to the public through a partnership between Arizona State University Library, Cline Library of Northern Arizona University, and the Grand Canyon National Park.”

Arizona State University: Office of Naval Research awards ASU $1.6 million to study Russian propaganda

Arizona State University: Office of Naval Research awards ASU $1.6 million to study Russian propaganda. “Arizona State University has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Office of Naval Research, a division of the United States Department of the Navy. The project will examine thousands of mass media and social media postings in the Baltic States — Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia — to help detect if Russia is planning a military invasion there.”

News Co/Lab survey: People don’t consider local news ‘fake’ (Arizona State University)

Arizona State University: News Co/Lab survey: People don’t consider local news ‘fake’. “A new national survey shows that although nearly one in five Americans immediately associate the word ‘news’ with the word ‘fake,’ only a tiny number use that word to describe local news.”

Arizona State University: How do we amend Arizona’s archives?

Arizona State University: How do we amend Arizona’s archives?. “Arizona State University archivist Nancy Godoy begins her ‘Archival and Preservation’ workshop with a startling statistic: Minority communities constitute 42 percent of Arizona’s population, but their photographs and documents only make up 2 percent of materials in state archives. The workshop, led by ASU archivists, looks at methods of organizing family archives. The series, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to teach archival methods to underrepresented communities in Arizona.”

Arizona State University: ASU scholars save priceless manuscripts from obscurity

Arizona State University: ASU scholars save priceless manuscripts from obscurity. “‘You never think you’re going to discover an unknown library ever in your career,’ said Corine Schleif, Arizona State Univeristy professor of art history. She and Volker Schier, a musicologist and visiting faculty at the Institute for Humanities Research, were leading the fortuitous scholars on a tour of European women’s monasteries. The Altomuenster monastery, just northwest of Munich, was their last stop. Left undisturbed for 500 years, the library contained over a thousand previously unknown manuscripts, as well as works of art and devotional objects. If it had belonged to another order, such as the Benedictines or Franciscans, about whom a great deal is already known, it probably wouldn’t have been as monumental a find.”