After reading “The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0” and “Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms” i can admit to being filled with excitement by the possibilities a collaboration between the humanities and technology presents, and filled with dread, anger, and a healthy amount of loathing for the parasitic pervasiveness of capitalism to get me to finally read Das Kapital and/or The Communist Manifesto.
@Capitalism: Look what you made me do.
My current interests/questions/fears include…
- How do we fight against the internet as a medium for information capitalism? Can it be restructured or does it have to be destroyed and rebuilt?
Perhaps, as Chris Gilliard says, the internet isn’t broken. It’s performing a function inherent to it’s creation, if one considers Alan Turing to be the “father of theoretical computer science”, the first function of his computing was code-breaking, accessing information without consent. In its modern iterations, computers are much more advanced but still performing that same function, in a multitude of ways, and in many cases, the public are aware of this.
I’m also excited about the concept of a truly collaborative platform, where sharing ideas, academics, access to information, and art/creative endeavors is welcomed. I liked the concept from the Manifesto about “undermining copyright” and finding creative ways to use/redistribute interpretations, recreations, etc. of art, in spite of copyright law.
(*Note: I definitely had way more to talk about but my notes were deleted so, alas, I must end here.)
I look forward to using the skills and research from this group into creating a digital platform beneficial not only to us, but to our peers and community members!