Introduction to Digital Humanities | ENGL 668K at the University of Maryland I wanted to write a last post about some ideas I had and things that happened to me during the course. I wanted to share them with you and I thought that this was the best place to do that. I enrolled in this course because of the reasons we were and are studying, especially in this last section. I was curious about DH because I like to build and transform things inside the field of literary studies. And I liked the fact that I can do something else in academia more than just writing papers, and I can share my writings with people I knew and unknowns, that they can help me writing and exposing ideas, that I can be creative with the way I presented my ideas, not just written ideas (without having to be a designer), and being in touch with a lot of things that are happening right NOW in many disciplines, especially literature. I never liked the way I studied at the academia, at least in Latin American literature (I do not think English is very different). Books were a sign of power.
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Digital Humanities Now Graphic Sociology » Seeing Social Data Cairo, Alberto. (2013) The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization. Berkeley: New Riders, a division of Pearson. Overview A functional art is a book in divided into four parts, but really it is easier to understand as only two parts. The first part is a sustained and convincingly argument that information graphics and data visualizations are technologies, not art, and that there are good reasons to follow certain guiding principles when reading and designing them. It is written by Alberto Cairo, a professor of journalism at the University of Miami an information graphics journalist who has had the not always pleasant experience of trying to apply functional rules in organizational structures that occasionally prefer formal rules. The second part of the book is a series of interviews with journalists, designers, and artists about graphics and the work required to make good ones. What does this book do well? Diversity What doesn’t this book do well? Summary
Crowdsourcing For Humanities Research Guttmacher Institute: Home Page Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium. It begins with an overview of the different genres of history websites, surveying a range of digital history work that has been created since the beginning of the web. The book then takes the reader step-by-step through planning a project, understanding the technologies involved and how to choose the appropriate ones, designing a site that is both easy-to-use and scholarly, digitizing materials in a way that makes them web-friendly while preserving their historical integrity, and how to reach and respond to an intended audience effectively. On this website, we present a free online version of the text. , Barnes and Noble, or U. of Penn.
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to mapping networks of connections across Twitter. In an age of uncertainty, big data sets promise to provide an objective lens through which to understand the world, and both individuals and institutions like schools are turning to data to drive analysis and action. Learning to Read Digital Data Data can be reassuring. But our interpretation of data is also skewed by how that data is represented. Data Reflects the Past and Drives Future Behaviour As we engage in online activity, we leave trails of data in our wake that are added to the huge databases held by Facebook, Google and marketing companies. Yet the way that datafication informs future action is not always straightforward. The use of data to drive online behaviour does not stop at Facebook.
Open Book Publishers launches new Digital Humanities Series » aaDH: Australasian Association for Digital Humanities Open Book Publishers has launched a new Digital Humanities Series . The series is overseen by an international board of experts (including two members of the aa-DH inaugural executive committee) and its books subjected to rigorous peer review. Its objective is to encourage works that extend the boundaries of the field and help to strengthen its interrelations with the other disciplines of the arts, humanities and beyond. We are interested in experimental monographs, edited volumes and collections as well as introductory guides for non-specialists, best practices guides for practitioners and “state of the art” surveys. The Series offers digital humanists a dedicated venue for high-quality, Open Access publication. Proposals in any area of the Digital Humanities are invited. Editorial Board: Paul Arthur, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Julia Flanders, Gary Hall, Brett D.