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Digitalhumanities This was the textbook for an Intro to DH course I helped out with this spring Also we've been using it as a discussion starter for a weekly DH brown bag lunch If you're not familiar with Digital Humanities there are good short sections that act as a primer However the authors don't use real world examples to avoid creating a canon fair enough so sometimes the hypothetical projects are a little too hypothetical They made a point to say this is what DH is now but maybe it won't be uite this way in the future Wonderful and concise Also I think a great example of collaborative writing I saw the voices of the numerous authors come through clearly but in a way that was completely integrated in the work as a whole This is a great short introduction to this fascinating and growing field The best thing about it is its design I read it in pdf but even on the flat dull surface of my laptop screen it was a pleasure to look at The design is an integral part of the book's argument The interconnected ideas are linked by clever motifs in the design and the book's manifesto like character is accentuated by sans serif fonts line end hyphenation and the direct language throughout DigitalHumanities seems to be mainly aimed at those outside the field Its advice to deans and funding bodies is on point It encourages them not simply to embrace DH but tries to inform them how to judge DH projects properly to arrive at a fair assessment of their real valueAs a practising DHer I found less in this book than I'd hoped As a model of collaboration and book design and as a strong but approachable defence of my field I enjoyed it If this collective ever produced another manifesto though I would hope for them to shake up the field of DH a little The structure of this book is a little too confusing at points but it's aim is to innovative and I found the collaborative authorship inspiring I read this in my favorite class this semester so that may be why I liked it I was hoping to read the whole book but I got frustrated and decided to read only the part assigned for class It was just too dense for me I have too many other things to read this month Terrificante A visionary report on the revitalization of the liberal arts tradition in the electronically inflected design driven multimedia language of the twenty first century DigitalHumanities is a compact game changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production Answering the uestion What is digital humanities it provides an in depth examination of an emerging field This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniues unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inuiry including geospatial analysis data mining corpus linguistics visualization and simulation to show their relevance for contemporary culture Written by five leading practitioner theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field DigitalHumanities is a vision statement for the future an invitation to engage and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship

  • Hardcover
  • 141 pages
  • Digitalhumanities
  • Anne Burdick
  • English
  • 09 October 2016
  • 9780262018470