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Understanding Digital Humanities Paperback – March 13, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0230292659 ISBN-10: 0230292658

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230292658
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230292659
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Berry and colleagues present us with several current and future trajectories of the digital humanities, both building and questioning its trends. Through the last 40 years of computational research, the humanities have appropriated and developed many techniques for doing their work computationally, but only in the last ten years has the excess of computational capacity begun to bring central questions about the nature of the humanities to light. David Berry and his colleagues sit on the cutting edges of these questions, and their work will inform those debates for years to come.' - Jeremy Hunsinger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA 'This book introduces and debates important questions regarding the use of digital technologies in numerous academic approaches in humanities and social sciences. These new media technologies are impacting across the disciplinary spectrum and pose challenges to traditional scholarship. Dr Berry's book gives us a timely insight into these various challenges and into the kinds of new 'digital humanities' that are emerging. Clearly written and providing a wide range of examples and case studies it is an important contribution to the growing literature on digital humanities.' -- Christian De Cock, University of Essex, UK

About the Author

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). He has also published in journals such as Theory, Culture and Society, Critical Discourse Studies and The Journal of Internet Research.

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Scott Dexter is Professor of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College (CUNY), where he has taught since 1998. His research centers on exploring the social role of computing: while his formal training is in computer science, his scholarship is heavily influenced by the social sciences and humanities. In addition to an abiding interest in the philosophical implications of the free and open-source software phenomenon, he is currently working on projects concerning computer ethics and the education of computing; the role of aesthetics and creativity in software development; and a book manuscript, tentatively titled Android Poetics: Bodies in Computation, which seeks to understand how the post-war rise of computation has inflected our understanding of the condition of being human.

He is also an avid student of the Persian kamancha, an ancestor of the violin.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Copernicus Fellow on May 25, 2013
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I am commencing a PhD in social network mapping and cultural informatics (digital humanities) and I found this book very useful.
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