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Knowledge does not arise from the simple accumulation of facts. Rather, it is a complex, dynamic system, and its emergent outcomes - including scientific consensus - are unpredictable. The complexity of knowledge creation has exploded with the growing number of participating scientists and citizens. If human knowledge is to grow efficiently, we need a deeper understanding of the processes by which knowledge is conceived, validated, shared and reinforced. We need to understand the limits of knowledge in relation to these processes. In short, we need knowledge about knowledge.

The Hack Arts Lab (HAL) provides an open-access laboratory for creative digital fabrication and visualization.  Thismakerspace-styled workshop is designed to support a breadth of activity ranging from undergraduate projects to faculty-led exploration.  

HAL resources include 3D printers, laser cutter, advanced graphics, and microcontroller workbenches, all offered at minimal cost.

Founded in 1982 as a result of a collaboration between the French government and the University of Chicago, the ARTFL Project is a consortium-based service that provides its members with access to North America's largest collection of digitized French resources. Along with ARTFL's flagship database ARTFL-FRANTEXT, ARTFL members are also given access to a large variety of other Subscriber Databases.

A collaboration between the Harris School of Public Policy and the Computation Institute, the Center for Data Science and Public Policy brings together data science and public policy experts. Its mission is to conduct research and create computational and data-driven solutions to large-scale social problems in areas such as healthcare, education, sustainability, and community development.

The Center's goals include:

A joint initiative of the Division of Social Sciences and the Computation Institute, the Center for Spatial Data Science (CSDS) develops state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis, spatial econometrics, and geo-visualization; implements them through open source software tools; applies them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminates them through training and support to a growing worldwide community of over 200,000 spatial analysts. The CSDS succeeds the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation at Arizona State University. 

The National Center for Opportunity Engineering & Analysis, NCEOA, will create a new field of applied data engineering and analysis with the goal of providing new tools, open services and a research platform. These efforts will increase access to opportunities for all Americans in the job markets, education attainment, career training, and the utilization of support services.