Columbia University Libraries’ Studio, a space and practice that enables and promotes collaborative, ethical, fair, and sustainable digital and data-driven research and pedagogy, now streams ideas and projects on Twitch. The Studio, led by Digital Scholarship Librarian Alex Gil and Research Data Librarian Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, adapted its programming to a virtual learning and research environment through Studio Remote, which is intended foster the same sort of collaboration as the Studio’s former in-person events and workshops.
Studio Remote began in mid-October and continues every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gil and de Sá Pereira invite all students, faculty, and colleagues from Columbia and other institutions to join the Studio team as they build digital scholarship projects live, step-by-step, on Twitch. Viewers are welcome to ask questions and offer feedback via the chat section on Twitch. Recordings of each session are also available on the Studio YouTube channel.
“We hope that building these projects in the open and live might replicate how we critique, shape and implement digital scholarship ideas in real time when you’re not watching,” Gil and de Sá Pereira wrote. “This shared space we hope will help those who are embarking on or have embarked on projects of their own, the DH-curious perhaps, and definitely those veterans who would like to join our conversation.”