Digital_Humanitiesby Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner
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/i>/i>
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 inquiryincluding geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulationto 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.
- MIT Press
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
What People are saying about this
Provocative, enthusiastic, and generative, it is a book that joins the humanities to our contemporary, digital world.
Meet the Author
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 Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies at UCLA in the Department of Information Studies and a book artist and visual poet.
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.
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.
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >