A New Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth

By Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth

This highly-anticipated quantity has been commonly revised to mirror adjustments in know-how, electronic humanities equipment and practices, and institutional tradition surrounding the valuation and book of electronic scholarship.

  • A totally revised variation of a celebrated reference paintings, supplying the main complete and up to date number of study at the moment to be had during this quickly evolving discipline
  • Includes new articles addressing topical and provocative concerns and ideas similar to unfashionable computing, machine fabrication, gender dynamics, and globalization
  • Brings jointly a world group of authors who're pioneers of cutting edge examine within the electronic humanities
  • Accessibly established into 5 sections exploring infrastructures, construction, research, dissemination, and the way forward for electronic humanities
  • Surveys the prior, current, and way forward for the sector, providing crucial study for somebody attracted to larger realizing the speculation, tools, and alertness of the electronic humanities

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As sites where humanities practitioners can engage thoughtfully with embodiment in all of its forms, makerspaces may also foster productive thinking on issues of representation, contingency, privilege, and other structural problems in academic labor. Finally, spaces for fabrication and physical computing can foreground the role of technology and design in fashioning new audiences for academic research. As digital humanities performance moves off the screen and into mobile computing, wearable technology, and augmented reality, the value of the humanities (and therefore of the institutions that host and foster humanities research) may be articulated to new publics in new ways.

Casualized labor begets commodity toolsets, frictionless and uncritical engagement with [pre‐packaged] content, and shallow practices of use. (Nowviskie, 2013) Nowviskie’s investment in active making here intersects with the argument that, through makerspaces, people can access, use, construct, and experiment with the “middle states”10 of technological development instead of becoming recipients (or consumers) of neatly bundled, auto‐magical gadgets. Through attention to this middle state – to the gradual transformation of one material into another – physical com­ puting and fabrication in makerspaces also afford opportunities to ask who is building 16 Jentery Sayers, Devon Elliott, Kari Kraus, Bethany Nowviskie, and William J.

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