Bemidji State University
Prof M C Morgan
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:40
With changes in production and distribution come changes in humanities. Old masters give way to amateurs. The elite gives way to the mob. The unique gives way to mechanical and then digital reproduction. The individual creation gives way to the collaborative and communal, the remix and the mashup.
ENGL 4709/5709: Digital Humanities will look at what has happened and what is happening to the arts and sciences as analog invention, creation, and production give way to digital processes, creators, mindsets, and values. For readers, writers, artists, scholars, amateurs, and anyone else interested in how the humanities work.
We will survey the objects and artifacts created, the spaces, materials, tools, and processes of current digital humanities. A few recent writers will frame our survey, and we'll go looking online and off to find what else we can find as we consider what sense we can make of the current landscape. Maps provided. Exploration required. Here be monsters.
- Fitzpatrick, K, and J Henning. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York Univ Pr, 2011. ISBN-10: 0814727883. $23.00
- Hayles, N K. Writing Machines. The MIT Press, 2002. ISBN-10: 0262582155 $15.00
- O'Gorman, M. E-Crit: Digital Media, Critical Theory and the Humanities. Univ of Toronto Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0802095445. $28.00
- Sagolla, Dom. 140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form. Wiley, 2009. $14.00.
- Shirky, C. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. Penguin, 2010. $11.00.
- Vandendorpe, C. From Papyrus to Hypertext: Toward the Universal Digital Library. U of Illinois Pr, 2009. ISBN-10: 0252076257 $26.00
- Digital Humanities Manifesto, v 2.0, pdf.
- Vanevar Bush, As We May Think 1045.
- extracts from Nelson, Literary Machines
- Lanham, [http://www.rhetoricainc.com/eofa/ "What's Next for Text?"] from The Economics of Attention.
- Delagrange, Chap 4
- Delagrange, Chap 5
- A Companion to Digital Humanities, 2004 edition. ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
- BBC podcast, The Digital Human, from Aleks Krotoski
- John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid. The Social Life of Information.
- Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age.
- David Wienberger. Everything is Miscellaneous.
- Richard Lanham, The Economics of Attention, selected chapters
- Amerika, remixthebook
- Benjamin. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.
- Benjamin. The Arcades Project.
- Mark Amerika. Meta/Data.
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