Digital_Humanities

ISBN-10: 0262018470

ISBN-13: 9780262018470

Edition: 2012

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Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question, "What is digital humanities?," it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry--including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation--to show their relevance for contemporary culture.Included are chapters on the basics, on emerging methods and genres, and on the social life of the digital humanities, along with "case studies," "provocations," and "advisories." These persuasively crafted interventions offer a descriptive toolkit for anyone involved in the design, production, oversight, and review of digital projects. The authors argue that the digital humanities offers a revitalization of the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected, design-driven, multimedia language of the twenty-first century.Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 152
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Peter Lunenfeld is Professor of Design Media Arts at UCLA and the author of User: InfoTechnoDemo, Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures, and The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine, all published by the MIT Press.

Anne Burdick is Department Chair of Graduate Media Design at Art Center College of Design and design editor of electronicbookreview.com.

Johanna Drucker is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. She is the author of several books, including The Visible Word, The Alphabetic Labyrinth, The Century of Artists' Books, and Figuring the Word.

Todd Presner is Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature at UCLA, where he also chairs the program in Digital Humanities.

Jeffrey Schnapp is the faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard, where he is Professor of Romance Literatures, teaches at the Graduate School of Design, and serves as faculty codirector of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Preface
Humanities to Digital Humanities
Emerging Methods and Genres
A Portfolio of Case Studies
Mapping Differential Geographies
Expanded Publication of a Textual Corpus
Augmented Objects & Spaces
Virtual Reconstruction
Multi-Authored Locative Investigation
The Social Life of the Digital Humanities
Provocations
A Short Guide to the Digital_Humanities
Questions & Answers
Digital Humanities Fundamentals
The Project as Basic Unit
Institutions and Pragmatics
Specifications
How to Evaluate Digital Scholarship
Project-Based Scholarship
Core Competencies in Processes and Methods
Learning Outcomes for the Digital Humanities
Creating Advocacy
Afterword: Notes on Production
Reference Networks
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