What should I read to understand digital humanities, and find out how a philosopher can contribute and/or benefit from them?
I know that's a broad question.
@twsh mcluhan probably
@twsh Ages ago, I took humanities electives at MIT, where there was (and I think still is) a strong Comparative Media Studies presence. One semeser, I did Shakespeare in Film with Pete Donaldson (https://lit.mit.edu/people/pdonaldson/#tab=t1), where we tried out experimental software for DVD annotation. Another term, I took "nonlinear and interactive narrative" (as I think it was called), where we covered early experiments in hypertext fiction (e.g., "Victory Garden").
@twsh Somehow, I never took a course with Henry Jenkins, who is probably the best-known member of the department for his writing on "fan studies".
@twsh @webmind @bgcarlisle I'm classified as being a doctoral student in digital humanities: for my group at least, the term is used for any humanities work that utilises tech, though often more specifically using tech to do things you can't do manually/designing bespoke software for humanities work.
I've really liked the two syllabi Ted Underwood pulled together on the two aspects of DH, as a social phenomenon and as a set of technical methods and tools
@twsh It's a seemingly simple question, but even those who are digital humanists can spend a lot of time arguing about what it is. I think the wikipedia article is pretty good https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_humanities
Personally, I like the perspective that Matt Kirschenbaum puts forward here http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/38
@twsh can you clarify what you mean by "digital humanities" and exactly what sort of reading material you are looking for?
@strypey Part of my question is trying to figure out what I ought to mean by 'digital humanities'.
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