Links of the week – storytelling and inclusivity digital humanities
As of this moment I have three days until Digital Writing Month (DigiWriMo) begins, at which point ivrytwr will be devoted to by DigiWriMo project “30 Days of Social” in which I’ll examine the role social media plays in my life and my academic studies.
Before I can start climbing my 50,000 word mountain, I have a number of loose ends to tie up – namely, finishing my proposals for the DH 2013 and HASTAC 2013 conferences. Today’s installment of ‘links of the week’ is devoted to interesting links I’ve come across while working these proposals. These links reflect of the roles storytelling and inclusivity play in the digital humanities. Both proposals should be finished within the next few days, the final products will be posted on the site.
1. Dark Social Learning - The idea of ‘dark social’ argues that the web was social long before the existence and popularity of social networks. Things like chat rooms, forums, email lists, ICQ, and file shares make up the ‘pre-social’ or ‘dark social’ web. This post discusses how the dark social web shapes our understanding of social learning.
2. Conference Thoughts: Queers Studies and the Digital Humanities - This post examines issues of accessibility in the digital humanities. It asks the question, “How can we build a digital humanities that creates better tools and forms of collaboration, but is also attentive to the gendering of hardware and software tools, or is sensitive to the exclusionary practices of collaboration?”
3. The Digital Humanities is Not About Building it’s About Sharing – A call to arms to all those involved in DH, which centers around the statement, “DH shouldn’t only be about the production of knowledge. It’s about challenging the ways that knowledge is represented and shared.” This post encourages digital humanists to embrace new paradigms for sharing knowledge.
4. The Digital Future is Now: A Call to Action for the Humanities – This article discusses the implications of six factors for the future of digital scholarship in the humanities: publication practices, data, research methods, collaboration, incentives, and learning. While some things have changed since the article was written in 2009, it raises a number of relevant issues.
5. Debates in Digital Humanities – The this entire book is filled with fantastic articles, I’ve been mostly focusing on “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation” and “Disability, Universal Design, and the Digital.” There is a lot of food for thought in this book.
Well that wraps up another edition of ‘links of the week.’ Assuming I finally manage to kick this silly cold, look for a very busy week on the site. Before my DigiWriMo project kicks into full gear, I hope to post a very special grad school Halloween horror story and my, hopefully, less horrific proposal for DH2013.
Once November begins look for daily, or near daily, posts from my DigiWriMo project “30 Days of Social.” Thanks for reading and have yourself a happy Halloween.