As the boundaries between technology and lived experience increasingly blur, arts and humanities are an integral part of understanding and shaping this blended world. As such we value:
CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION, AND COLLABORATION
We prioritize people, and the connections between people and partners at the heart of digital arts and humanities pursuits, with a focus that aims to connect our primary audience at IU to the larger digital arts & humanities fields. We commit to communication modesthat support our faculty and students as they explore digital methods, whether novice or expert, through knowledge-sharing, constructive discourse, and intentional listening. We promote reciprocal collaborations as a way of acknowledging and mutually benefitting from shared expertise and intellectual labor as our faculty and students execute new or pursue existing digital projects.
EXPLORATION, EXPERTISE, AND ENACTMENT
We encourage multifaceted artistic and humanistic exploration, centering creative aspirations and research inquiry as a way to determine technologically-driven modes of analysis and discovery. We support the appropriation of digital arts and humanities methods at ALL LEVELS of expertisethrough an agile, guided approach to digitally-inflected artistic creation and humanistic inquiry. We help our faculty and students achieve their vision through staged enactments of their projects with an eye toward future resources for ongoing project development.
EQUITY, INCLUSIVITY, AND JUSTICE
We elevate voices that are historically marginalized while being mindful of intentional silences. We will prioritize opportunities for just and equitable partnerships with underrepresented communities to amplify these stories. We advocate for inclusivity at multiple levels, from facilitating access to computing resources that are traditionally circumscribed to engaging in recovery and reparative work with our faculty and students. We aim to create an environment in which methods core to the arts and humanities—argumentation, critique, storytelling—can shape or reshape computing systems and practices in support of justice.