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DH Project Evaluation

DH Project Evaluation

For this assignment you will investigate and evaluate a digital humanities project or tool and publish your analysis on the course blog. Consider the project’s methodologies, innovations, interpretive power, and design. Your aim will be to help your colleagues understand the projects’ contributions to its discipline and the interdisciplinary digital humanities community. You may choose […]

DigCul Lesson 4: Posthumanism

DigCul Lesson 4: Posthumanism

Logically, if because of our technology, humans are cyborgs or transhumans, then the next stage in our evolution could be called “posthuman.” Like the postmodern in relation to the modern, we will borrow from our past, but we will also move beyond it. Futurist Ray Kurzweil calls technology “evolution by other means.” As we have […]

DigCul Lesson 3: Cyberspace

DigCul Lesson 3: Cyberspace

Cyberspace. We use the term rarely these days — if at all — since what we used to “log on” to visit has become a part of our daily lives. Where are we when we inhabit cyberspace? This week we examine cyberculture: just where we go when we go online and the new realities that inhabit these […]

DigCul Lesson 2: Postmodernism

DigCul Lesson 2: Postmodernism

Digital culture is an offshoot postmodernism. Therefore, this week, we examine postmodernism and other schools of interpretation. Perhaps the single dominant characteristic of postmodernism is play. It’s an intellectual practice that deconstructs, patches together, and revels in remix. The postmodern also looks for new forms of expression to give voice to alternative perspectives of the […]

Gibson’s “The Gernsback Continuum”

Gibson’s “The Gernsback Continuum”

Read William Gibson’s 1981 short story “The Gernsback Continuum,” then consider the following questions in the discussion space below. Who was Hugo Gernsback and why is he important to the story? What is a “continuum”? How many continuums can you spot in the story? How is this relevant? Why is the narrator not named? What […]

Digital Writing (#WritDM2)

Digital Writing (#WritDM2)

The first step in writing for digital media, or in our class’ case, writing for the web, is learning just what constitutes good writing and putting that knowledge to practice. Writing for the web is, essentially, practicing strong writing. The general goals of this assignment are to (1) learn just what constitutes good writing, and (2) deliberately […]

Postmodernism (#DigHum2)

Postmodernism (#DigHum2)

Cyberculture comes out of postmodernism. This week, we examine what it means to be postmodern. Perhaps the single dominant characteristic of postmodernism is play. It deconstructs, patches together, and revels in monstrosities. The postmodern also looks for new forms of expression to give voice to alternative perspectives of the world. Recommended Consider the following as some […]

Singularity

Singularity

For this discussion, we will explore the singularity. Consider the following questions to explore in the recommended texts and your own research. Choose at least one to discuss below. Remember, this should be a discussion, so be sure to respond to at least one post. Please do not start a new thread on a similar […]

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

For this discussion, we will explore images of the end of the world. Consider the following questions to explore in the recommended texts and your own research. Choose at least one to discuss below. Remember, this should be a discussion, so be sure to respond to at least one post. Please do not start a […]