The Digital Humanist

A Critical Inquiry

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Author: Domenico Fiormonte,Teresa Numerico,Francesca Tomasi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692580448

Category:

Page: 260

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This book offers a critical introduction to the core technologies underlying the Internet from a humanistic perspective. It provides a cultural critique of computing technologies, by exploring the history of computing and examining issues related to writing, representing, archiving and searching. The book raises awareness of, and calls for, the digital humanities to address the challenges posed by the linguistic and cultural divides in computing, the clash between communication and control, and the biases inherent in networked technologies. A common problem with publications in the Digital Humanities is the dominance of the Anglo-American perspective. While seeking to take a broader view, the book attempts to show how cultural bias can become an obstacle to innovation both in the methodology and practice of the Digital Humanities. Its central point is that no technological instrument is culturally unbiased, and that all too often the geography that underlies technology coincides with the social and economic interests of its producers. The alternative proposed in the book is one of a world in which variation, contamination and decentralization are essential instruments for the production and transmission of digital knowledge. It is thus necessary not only to have spaces where DH scholars can interact (such as international conferences, THATCamps, forums and mailing lists), but also a genuine sharing of technological know-how and experience. "This is a truly exceptional work on the subject of the digital....Students and scholars new to the field of digital humanities will find in this book a gentle introduction to the field, which I cannot but think would be good and perhaps even inspirational for them....Its history of the development of machines and programs and communities bent on using computers to advance science and research merely sets the stage for an insightful analysis of the role of the digital in the way both scholars and everyday people communicate and conceive of themselves and "others" in written forms - from treatises to credit card transactions." Peter Shillingsburg The Digital Humanist is not simply a translation of the Italian book L'umanista digitale (il Mulino 2010), but a new version tailored to an international audience through the improvement and expansion of the sections on social, cultural and ethical problems of the most widely used methodologies, resources and applications. TABLE OF CONTENTS // Preface: Digital Humanities at a Political Turn? by Geoffrey Rockwell / PART I: The Socio-Historical Roots - Chap. 1: Technology and the Humanities: A History of Interaction - Chap. 2: Internet, or The Humanistic Machine / PART II: Theoretical and Practical Dimensions - Chap. 3: Writing and Content Production - Chap. 4: Representing and Archiving - Chap. 5: Searching and Organizing / Conclusions: DH in a Global Perspective

Amongst Digital Humanists

An Ethnographic Study of Digital Knowledge Production

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Author: Smiljana Antonijević

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484187

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Amongst Digital Humanists brings an ethnographic account of the changing landscape of humanities scholarship as it affects individual scholars, academic fields and institutions, and argues for a pluralistic vision of digital knowledge production in the humanities.

Between Humanities and the Digital

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Author: Patrik Svensson,David Theo Goldberg

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262028689

Category: Computers

Page: 592

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Scholars from a range of disciplines offer an expansive vision of the intersections between new information technologies and the humanities.

CIOs and the Digital Transformation

A New Leadership Role

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Author: Giorgio Bongiorno,Daniele Rizzo,Giovanni Vaia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319310267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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This book describes how chief information officers (CIOs) can embrace and drive the digital transformation by providing innovative leadership that uses old skills in a novel way. The book explores ways in which new actors and factors will play a key role in this process and how new relations can be created among things, data, and people. In addition, the design of digital organizations and the implementation of digital technologies are carefully examined and it is explained how digital workspaces can be designed, organized, and used. A set of methods is provided for linking new digital tools in order to meet the goals and challenges of building a digital enterprise. The digital economy is disrupting the way of interaction within value chains, creating fresh spaces for competition and novel ecosystems. With the advent of social media networking, mobility, big data and cloud computing, 4.0 manufacturing, etc., we are witnessing the birth of new digital organizations. However, sharing of leadership of this change among different actors can create disorder and inefficiency. Against this background, the future role of the CIO will be crucial.

Debates in the Digital Humanities

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Author: Matthew K. Gold

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816677948

Category: Education

Page: 516

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A series a essays by noted scholars explores the rising academic field of digital humanities, discussing its theories, methods and practices. Simultaneuos. Hardcover available.

Big Digital Humanities

Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital

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Author: Patrik Svensson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205306X

Category: Education

Page: 279

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Big Digital Humanities has its origins in a series of seminal articles Patrik Svensson published in the Digital Humanities Quarterly between 2009 and 2012. As these articles were coming out, enthusiasm around Digital Humanities was acquiring a great deal of momentum and significant disagreement about what did or didn’t “count” as Digital Humanities work. Svensson’s articles provided a widely sought after omnibus of Digital Humanities history, practice, and theory. They were informative and knowledgeable and tended to foreground reportage and explanation rather than utopianism or territorial contentiousness. In revising his original work for book publication, Svensson has responded to both subsequent feedback and new developments. Svensson’s own unique perspective and special stake in the Digital Humanities conversation comes from his role as director of the HUMlab at Umeå University. HUMlab is a unique collaborative space and Digital Humanities center, which officially opened its doors in 2000. According to its own official description, the HUMlab is an open, creative studio environment where “students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international guests come together to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology, take on challenges and move scholarship forward.” It is this last element “moving scholarship forward” that Svensson argues is the real opportunity in what he terms the “big digital humanities,” or digital humanities as practiced in collaborative spaces like the HUMlab, and he is uniquely positioned to take an account of this evolving dimension of Digital Humanities practice.

Digital Humanities

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Author: Bryan Carter

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781906890

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Digital Humanities is becoming more exciting as mobile and desktop apps flood the market allowing users to accomplish tasks that not long ago were either impossible or required complicated coding or high-end computing. This volume considers the tools that provide access to digital communications, visualization, storage and retrieval at unprecedente

Henry James Today

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Author: John Carlos Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443869090

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

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Henry James Today is a collection of seven essays focused on the relevance of Henry James’s work for an understanding of current problems. This volume includes studies of how James and such contemporaries as Mark Twain and the Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis have influenced each other and modernist and postmodernist writers, such as Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Franzen, and Philip Roth. These traditional studies of literary influence are complemented by essays on Henry James and visual media (collage, painting, sculpture, architecture) and new media (digital social media and the digital humanities). Recognizing the significant cultural and technological changes since James lived and wrote, the contributors nonetheless focus on the historical and cultural continuities between James’s era and our own. Other contributors focus on innovative practices in James’s cultural era to understand how the modernist avant-garde anticipated social and aesthetic issues that are today central to our lives. The contributors represent a global spectrum of James Studies, and their diverse essays indicate James’s powerful influence on aesthetic and social issues. Brad Evans (Rutgers University), Ashley Barnes (Williams College), Harilaos Stecopoulos (University of Iowa), Harold Hellwig (Idaho State University), Geraldo Cáffaro (Universidade Federale de Minais Gerais, Brazil), John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California), and Shawna Ross (Arizona State University) represent an exemplary cross-section of those scholars working on Henry James today.

Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture

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Author: Desrochers, Nadine

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466660031

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 419

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The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to better understand digital objects. Researchers from many disciplines revisit paratextual theories in order to grasp what surrounds text in the digital age. Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture suggests a theoretical and practical tool for building bridges between disciplines interested in conducting joint research and exploration of digital culture. Helping scholars from different fields find an interdisciplinary framework and common language to study digital objects, this book serves as a useful reference for academics, librarians, professionals, researchers, and students, offering a collaborative outlook and perspective.

Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries

Second International Conference, TPDL 2012, Paphos, Cyprus, September 23-27, 2012, Proceedings

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Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,George Buchanan,Edie Rasmussen,Fernando Loizides

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642332900

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2012 - the successor of the ECDL (European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries) - held in Paphos, Cyprus, in September 2012. The 23 full papers, 19 short papers, 15 posters and 8 demonstrations presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 139 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on user behavior, mobiles and place, heritage and sustainability, preservation, linked data, analysing and enriching documents, content and metadata quality, folksonomy and ontology, information retrieval, organising collections, as well as extracting and indexing.

The Digital Humanities

A Primer for Students and Scholars

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Author: Eileen Gardiner,Ronald G. Musto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013194

Category: History

Page: 285

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This is an introduction and practical guide to how humanists use the digital to research, organize, analyze, and publish findings.

The Digital Mind

An Exploration of artificial intelligence

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Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Michael Ryan

ISBN: 1499645252

Category: Computers

Page: 194

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This book is an exploration of new age computer technology and Artificial Intelligence as well as the future of computer design which will bring A.I. into reality. This is an in depth look at the future of this technology, where it's going and what it will mean for mankind.

Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities

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Author: Willard Mccarty,Marilyn Deegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317164385

Category: Computers

Page: 260

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Collaboration within digital humanities is both a pertinent and a pressing topic as the traditional mode of the humanist, working alone in his or her study, is supplemented by explicitly co-operative, interdependent and collaborative research. This is particularly true where computational methods are employed in large-scale digital humanities projects. This book, which celebrates the contributions of Harold Short to this field, presents fourteen essays by leading authors in the digital humanities. It addresses several issues of collaboration, from the multiple perspectives of institutions, projects and individual researchers.

Reference and Access

Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections

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Author: Kate Theimer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810890925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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Reference and Access: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are increasing their effectiveness in serving the public and meeting internal needs. The book features twelve case studies that demonstrate new ways to interact with users to answer their questions, provide access to materials, support patrons in the research room, and manage reference and access processes. This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from the aspirational to the immediately implementable. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the issues driving change in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to meet these new challenges.

Posthumanism

A Critical Analysis

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Author: Stefan Herbrechter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780936907

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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What does it mean to be human today? The answer to this question, which is as old as the human species itself, is becoming less and less certain. Current technological developments increasingly erode our traditional humanist reflexes: consciousness, emotion, language, intelligence, morality, humour, mortality - all these no longer demonstrate the unique character and value of human existence. Instead, the spectre of the 'posthuman' is now being widely invoked as the 'inevitable' next evolutionary stage that humans are facing. Who comes after the human? This is the question that posthumanists are taking as their starting point. This critical introduction understands posthumanism as a discourse, which, in principle, includes everything that has been and is being said about the figure of the 'posthuman'. It outlines the genealogy of the various posthuman 'scenarios' in circulation and engages with their theoretical and philosophical assumptions and social and political implications. It does so by connecting the philosophical debate about the future of humanity with a range of texts, including examples from new media, popular culture, science and the media.

Education of an E-designer

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Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 341

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This manual offers design educators and creative professionals across allisciplines a tool-kit for teaching design in a digital environment. Morehan 50 e-design experts discuss everything educators and students need tonow on the road from graphic design to e-design education: how toncorporate digital technology and programming requirements into the schedule;esigning information for on-line use; shaping the interactive userxperience; getting familiar with the digital work culture; and designingnimation. The book is organized in eight sections and includes a diverseelection of 14 syllabi covering basic needs such as courses on Web design,igital imaging and visual communications to more specialized areas of studyuch as game design and motion graphics.

The Digital Turn in Architecture 1992 - 2012

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Author: Mario Carpo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111842591X

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Now almost 20 years old, the digital turn in architecture hasalready gone through several stages and phases. ArchitecturalDesign (AD) has captured them all – from foldingto cyberspace, nonlinearity and hypersurfaces, from versioning toscripting, emergence, information modelling and parametricism. Ithas recorded and interpreted the spirit of the times with vividdocumentary precision, fostering and often anticipating crucialarchitectural and theoretical developments. This anthology ofAD’s most salient articles is chronologically andthematically arranged to provide a complete historical timeline ofthe recent rise to pre-eminence of computer-based design andproduction. Mario Carpo provides an astute overview of the recenthistory of digital design in his comprehensive introductory essayand in his leaders to each original text. A much needed pedagogicaland research tool for students and scholars, this synopsis alsorelates the present state of digitality in architecture to thehistory and theory of its recent development and trends, and raisesissues of crucial importance for the contemporary practice of thedesign professions. A comprehensive anthology on digital architecture edited by oneof its most eminent scholars in this field, Mario Carpo. Includes seminal texts by Bernard Cache, Peter Eisenman, JohnFrazer, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Achim Menges and PatrikSchumacher. Features key works by FOA, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Ali Rahim,Lars Spuybroek/NOX, Kas Oosterhuis and SHoP.

Theatre and the Digital

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Author: Bill Blake

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137355786

Category: Computers

Page: 100

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Why should the digital bring about ideas of progress in the theatre arts? This question opens up a rich seam of provocative and original thinking about the uses of new media in theatre, about new forms of cultural practice and artistic innovation, and about the widening purposes of the theatre's cultural project in a changing digital world. Through detailed case-studies on the work of key international theatre companies such as the Elevator Repair Service and The Mission Business, Bill Blake explores how the digital is providing new scope for how we think about the theatre, as well as how the theatre in turn is challenging how we might relate to the digital.

SpecLab

digital aesthetics and projects in speculative computing

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Author: Johanna Drucker

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226165073

Category: Art

Page: 241

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Nearly a decade ago, Johanna Drucker cofounded the University of Virginia’s SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. In SpecLab she explores the implications of these radical efforts to use critical practices and aesthetic principles against the authority of technology based on analytic models of knowledge. Inspired by the imaginative frontiers of graphic arts and experimental literature and the technical possibilities of computation and information management, the projects Drucker engages range from Subjective Meteorology to Artists’ Books Online to the as yet unrealized ’Patacritical Demon, an interactive tool for exposing the structures that underlie our interpretations of text. Illuminating the kind of future such experiments could enable, SpecLab functions as more than a set of case studies at the intersection of computers and humanistic inquiry. It also exemplifies Drucker’s contention that humanists must play a role in designing models of knowledge for the digital age—models that will determine how our culture will function in years to come.