The DHC Summer Cohort 2020
About the Program
Over the month of June, Gaby Arredondo, Elizabeth Burton, and Miranda Jones-Davidis designed and built a collaborative project that traced and compared the materials lives of a print book and a laptop. Here’s how they describe the experience:
"We collaborated ... to expand our technological skill set by learning website building, HTML, CSS, Hypothes.is, and Scalar. We also read and discussed various works focusing on digital pedagogy. Throughout this process, we remained committed to social justice, sustainability, accessibility, and design justice principles in order to incorporate this knowledge into our culminating project for the summer, Examining Sustainability at Barnard."
The resulting Scalar book, Examining Sustainability at Barnard, is a co-authored exploration of our personal and institutional complicities in environmental degradation.
About the 2020 Cohort
Gabriela Arredondo (top left) is a Junior (class of 2022) at Barnard College from Hialeah, Florida. She is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Environmental Science. In CS, Gabriela is interested in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. On campus, she is a peer-educator for Well-Woman,an upper-classmen Residential Assistant, and one of the Diversity Chairs for Women in Computer Science! Additionally, she is the proud President and member of Sabor: Columbia's first Latinx dance troupe. As part of the DHC, she has really enjoyed working with a group of dedicated and brilliant individuals who are committed to using tech for the good of people!
Elizabeth Burton (top right) is a Junior (class of 2022) at Barnard College from Augusta, Georgia. She is pursuing a double major in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & Education. Her focuses are on archives and curricula produced by and about African Americans, particularly in the southern United States. Elizabeth also enjoys studying in the relationship between the education system and media, and she hopes to continue to find ways to bring what she has learned at Barnard into “the real world.” Outside of the classroom, she is interested in mentorship, social justice and arts education. Elizabeth works as a research assistant in Barnard's Education department, a student admissions representative, and with the Columbia University chapter of Young Storytellers.
Miranda Jones-Davidis (bottom) is a Junior (class of 2022) at Barnard College from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Political Science with minors in History and Spanish. She focuses on political corruption, digital privacy, immigration, and media. Miranda is also interested in the intersections between technology, the humanities and social sciences, and political institutions. Outside of the Digital Humanities Center and the classroom, Miranda is interested in music, technology, and social justice. She programs radio shows with WBAR and WKCR and is also active in clubs such UndoCU and Barnard Prison Abolition Collective.