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What’s Next: The Radical, Unrealized Potential of Digital Humanities | Miriam Posner's Blog
I’d like us to start understanding markers like gender and race not as givens but as constructions that are actively created from time to time and place to place. In other words, I want us to stop acting as though the data models for identity are containers to be filled in order to produce meaning, and understand that these structures themselves constitute data. That’s where the work of DH should begin. ... The great value of teaching DH to undergrads, I’ve come to believe, is not showing them how to use fun new technology, but showing them how provisional, relative, and profoundly ideological is the world being constructed all around us with data. It’s an opportunity to show them that our most apparently universal categories — man/woman, black/white — are not inevitable, but the result of very specific power arrangements. Data visualizations, maps, and spreadsheets look terrifyingly authoritative to a 19-year-old — and to us, too. One great value of rigorous inquiry is that you can help people see how this was all constructed, and to what ideological end. ... DH needs scholarly expertise in critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and other interrogations of structures of power in order to develop models of the world that have any relevance to people’s lived experience. Truly, it’s the most complicated, challenging computing problem I can imagine, and DH hasn’t even begun yet to take it on.
july 2015 by robincamille
Book Traces | Find unique copies of old library books
Thousands of old library books bear fascinating traces of the past. Readers wrote in their books, and left pictures, letters, flowers, locks of hair, and other things between their pages. We need your help identifying them because many are in danger of being discarded as libraries go digital. Books printed between 1820 and 1923 are at particular risk. Help us prove the value of maintaining rich print collections in our libraries.
books  printing  DH 
may 2015 by robincamille
Bubble Lines
makes an SVG of a lotta scaled bubbles
DH  visualization 
february 2015 by robincamille
neatline and digital typography - Scholars' Lab
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about experimental modes of digital typesetting that would be completely impossible on the analog page – new ways of presenting text on screens to evoke certain feelings or model intuitions about the structure of language.
type  dh  printing 
october 2013 by robincamille

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