Understanding Digital Humanities

Paperback | March 15, 2012

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The application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts and Humanities are resulting in fresh approaches and methodologies for the study of new and traditional corpora. This 'computational turn' takes the methods and techniques from computer science to create innovative means of close and distant reading. This book discusses the implications and applications of 'Digital Humanities' and the questions raised when using algorithmic techniques. Key researchers in the field provide a comprehensive introduction to important debates surrounding issues such as the contrast between narrative versus database, pattern-matching versus hermeneutics, and the statistical paradigm versus the data mining paradigm. Also discussed are the new forms of collaboration within the Arts and Humanities that are raised through modular research teams and new organisational structures, as well as techniques for collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

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The application of new computational techniques and visualisation technologies in the Arts and Humanities are resulting in fresh approaches and methodologies for the study of new and traditional corpora. This 'computational turn' takes the methods and techniques from computer science to create innovative means of close and distant read...

DAVID BERRY is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Swansea. He is the author of Understanding Softward in the Digital Age: Code, Mediation and Computation (Palgrave, forthcoming)Copy, Rip, Burn: The Politics of Copyleft and Open Source (Pluto, 2008) and co-editor of Libre Culture (Pygmalion Books, Canada, 2008). H...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.56 × 6.18 × 0.73 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230292658

ISBN - 13:9780230292659

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Table of Contents

Introduction
How We Think: Transforming Power and Digital Technologies; N.K.Hayles
Cultural Analytics; L.Manovich
Computing Fantasies: Psychologically Approaching Identity and Ideology in the Computational Age; P.Bloom
Technologies of Representation: Images, Visualisations and Texts; A.Carusi
Self-Organization, Zipf Laws and Historical Processes: Three Case Studies of Computer Assisted Historical Research; J.R.de Carvalho
Is What Computation Counts What Counts?; T.Cheesman
The Computational Turn: GIScience and the Holocaust; T.Cole & A.Giordano
The Feminist Critique: Mapping Controversy on Wikipedia; M.Currie
Toward a Poetics of Code; S.Dexter
Analysis Tool or Design Methodology? Is There an Epistemological Basis for Patterns?; D.Dixon
Have the Humanities Always Been Digital?: Towards an Understanding of the 'Digital Humanities' in the Context of Originary Technicity; F.Frabetti
From Data Mining in Digital Humanities to New Methods of Analysis of Narrative and Semantics; A.Genz & F.Murtagh
A Cultural Analytics Based Approach to Polymath Artists: Witkacy Case Study; K.Hayes & M.Sredniawa
Film Data for Computer Analysis and Visualisation; A.Heftberger
The Meaning and Mining of Legal Texts; M.Hildebrandt
Computational Turn of a New Weltbild?; Y.Hui
"All Your Database Are Belong to Us": Aesthetics, Knowledge and Information Management; A.Klobucar
Text Mining or Frame Analysis ofMedia Content; Y.Lin
Digital Methods: Five Challenges; B.Rieder & T.Roehle
Digital Problems/Digital Solutions; A.A.A.Saleh
Cultures of Formalization - Towards an Encounter Between Humanities and Computing; J.Van Zundert & S.Antonijevic
Index