(Readings have been selected on account of brevity and accessibility. List is subject to change based on group’s interests.)
Group introductions. No readings for the meeting.
New possibilities and perils for the humanities
- Todd Presner et al., Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0:
- Read the short introduction here: http://www.toddpresner.com/?p=7
- Read the manifesto here: http://www.humanitiesblast.com/manifesto/Manifesto_V2.pdf
- Take a look the collaborative platform, where it received public feedback:
http://manifesto.humanities.ucla.edu/2009/05/29/the-digital-humanities-manifesto-20/. Click, for example, on the comment icon to the right of paragraph 11 to see comments.
- Chris Gilliard, “Pedagogy and the Logic of Platforms,” https://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/7/pedagogy-and-the-logic-of-platforms
The humanities and the public
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, “Working in Public,” from Generous Thinking: The University and The Public Good (forthcoming), https://generousthinking.hcommons.org/4-working-in-public/. Read online section 4, pages 17-21.
[Meeting activity: Check out the Modern Language Humanities Commons, HASTAC, and The Public Philosophy Journal.]
- Zachary Kaiser video, Our Program, https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2017/10/05/our-program/
- Gary Hall, “Should This Be the Last Thing You Read on Academia.edu,” https://www.academia.edu/16959788/Should_This_Be_the_Last_Thing_You_Read_on_Academia.edu
- Christopher Long, “Cultivating Communities of Learning with Digital Media,” https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:10403/
- —, “Practicing Public Scholarship”http://publications.publicphilosophyjournal.org/record/?kid=6-15-173282
Knowledge access and infrastructure
- Aaron Schwartz, “Guerilla Open Access Manifesto,” https://archive.org/stream/GuerillaOpenAccessManifesto/Goamjuly2008_djvu.txt
- Ian Graber-Stiehl, “Science’s Pirate Queen,” https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16985666/alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-open-access-science-papers-lawsuit
- Video, “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Schwartz,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv6t21xXogY
- Joanna Drucker and Patrik Svensson, “The Why and How of Middleware,” http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/2/000248/000248.html
- Shoshana Zuboff, “Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization.”
- Audrey Watters, “The Weaponization of Education Data,” http://hackeducation.com/2017/12/11/top-ed-tech-trends-weaponized-data
[Meeting activity: download personal data and explore.]
Final meeting of Fall 2018 + pizza!
- Our last assignment is to come prepared to talk (informally for about five minutes) about a possible project that addresses the opportunities or challenges regarding technology and education that we’ve discussed this quarter. Let me know if you have any questions.
- We will also discuss plans for next quarter: the creation of a zine that addresses the hopes, fears, and possibilities regarding technology and the humanities! I am hoping to get local presses/zine organizers/artists involved, so I am looking forward to brainstorming the project with you all!
- Kathryn Schluz, “What is Distant Reading,” https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/books/review/the-mechanic-muse-what-is-distant-reading.html
- Lauren Klein, “Distant Reading After Moretti,” http://lklein.com/2018/01/distant-reading-after-moretti/
- Emily Dreyfuss, “ICE is Everywhere: Using Library Science to Map the Separation Crisis,” https://www.wired.com/story/ice-is-everywhere-using-library-science-to-map-child-separation/
[Meeting activity: text analysis of The UC San Diego student newspaper.]
- Vernor Vinge, “Guardians of the Past, Handmaidens of the Future,” from Rainbows End, https://www.talisman.org/~erlkonig/misc/vernor-vinge%5Erainbows-end.html#CHAPTER%2012
- Angel David Nieves, “Black Spatial Humanities,” https://dh2017.adho.org/abstracts/285/285.pdf
- Richard Stallman, “Free Software is Even More Important Now,” https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-even-more-important.en.html
- Selection (TBD), Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism
- D.A. Banks, “Which Side Are They On,” https://thebaffler.com/latest/which-side-are-they-on-banks
- Nathan Schneider, “The Joy of Slow Computing,” https://newrepublic.com/article/121832/pleasure-do-it-yourself-slow-computing
[Meeting activity: discuss next steps/projects. Optional workshop for building a twitter bot.]