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Last Minute Thoughts: What Can Digital Humanities Learn From Digital Media?

From the presentations Tuesday, it seems that a certain variety of skepticism still hangs over the digital humanities. As I said in the presentation, no one wants to be the library that went all-in on laserdisc. At the same time, there’s an incredible pressure on humanists to embrace technology either out of an enthusiastic technophilia … Continue reading Last Minute Thoughts: What Can Digital Humanities Learn From Digital Media?

The future for us. The future for the Digital Humanities.

The penultimate presentation had us looking at Digital Humanities (DH). We were instructed to select a text from In the Shadow of the Digital Humanities and provide information back to the group about the topic and position of the paper. Selecting Digital Humanities for the Next Five Minutes by Rita Raley, we relayed the author’s … Continue reading The future for us. The future for the Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities: The Tool of Neo-Liberalism? Some Thoughts

At the 2013 MLA panel entitled “The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities”, Richard Grusin said these words: The digital humanities has emerged as ‘the next big thing’ at the same moment that the neoliberalization and corporatization of higher education has intensified in the first decades of the twenty-first century (Kirschenbaum 47). During my undergraduate … Continue reading Digital Humanities: The Tool of Neo-Liberalism? Some Thoughts

Beyond the Subject: Imagining Games Not Modeled on Traditional Societal Structures

Before we hurtle into all things digital humanities, I wanted to chime in on last Thursday’s post-class discussion concerning Lisa Nakamura’s essay, “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: The Racialization of Labor in World of Warcraft.” Specifically, the piece left me reflecting on the astute observations made in class (by Tien-Tien and Dan if I’m not … Continue reading Beyond the Subject: Imagining Games Not Modeled on Traditional Societal Structures