The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) is the world’s first and oldest academic social network. Cathy N. Davidson is cofounder and director of this network of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists and technologists working together to transform the future of learning for the 21st century. Since 2002, HASTAC (“haystack”) has served as a community of connection where 15,000+ members share news, tools, research, insights, and projects to promote engaged learning for a global society. At HASTAC, “Difference is our operating system.”
Issues of access and equality are as important to HASTAC’s mission as the latest technological innovations; creative contribution is as important as critical thinking. Keywords include learning and teaching, education design, digital humanities, media, communication, social engagement, and the collaborative workplace. We are dedicated to sharing information, ideas, and practices in the new interdisciplinary field of digital learning.