Researchers at the Digital Studies Center (DiSC) work in the Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) group doing hands-on research with what we call “digital ephemera.” Digital ephemera can range from older computing and game systems to defunct platforms. Currently, the R-CADE group is researching Bulletin Board Systems, a form of social media that predates the internet. Researchers are doing that research in a variety of ways, including archival research on old systems and hands-on work attempting to get a vintage computing system running with BBS software.

Keywords/Areas of Study: digital studies, social media, media archaeology

Hourly Time Commitment (per week): 5-10 hours per week

Length of Commitment: length of commitment varies based on regular evaluation by professor and student availability

Modality: Face-to-face (specify days or times per week)

Type of Opportunity: Paid (e.g., Federal Work Study, funded research assistant)

Contact Faculty Lead:
Jim Brown
Digital Studies
Need help? Download an email letter template (PDF).

Go Back to the Database