Carolyn A. McDonough / Digital Humanities

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: September 2018

Project: Points of Reference

Carolyn A. McDonough

Carolyn is a graduate student in the first cohort of the MA in Digital Humanities and the Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Programs. Her research combines her undergrad BA in Renaissance Studies (Vassar College and University of Florence, Italy) and her first MA in Media Studies (The New School). Examples of her interdisciplinary work can be found in her interactive papers The Digital Aura: Selfie & Renaissance Gaze Shift and Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen. Carolyn is the recipient of a post-grad Fellowship to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy where she was promoted to Chief Student Intern. In 2014, she received a scholarship from the Museum of Modern Art and Credly toward the online course CATALYSTS: Artists Creating with Sound, Video + Time for which she was awarded a first-ever digital badge from MoMA. In May 2019, Carolyn presented her textual analysis research of lyrics using Voyant at the first-ever Spoken Word Symposium, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, BC, and she received a scholarship from the Digital Humanities department of the GC, CUNY, to attend ACH2019. Additionally, she has many audio production and performance credits in webcasts, soundscape design, commercial broadcasts, theatre, and film.

Carolyn’s New Media Lab research titled Points of Reference is a digital pedagogical blog tool for humanities content encountered in Media Studies, which she conceptualized in ITP Core 1 and Core 2, and submitted as her Independent Study in Spring 2019 toward the ITP Certificate.