posted on 21 Jun 2011 17:34 by BGC DML - Kimon
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Moving on to day two DH11. Morning started off with particularly relevant panel on New Models of Materiality. Talks by Jean-Francois Blanchette, Johanna Drucker, & Matthew Kirschenbaum covered respectively infrastructure as foundation for digital humanities knowledge, critical theory as applied to digital humanities, and theorization of the digital archive.
Really liked the theory angle of the work and it provided a lot of good food for thought. My only comment would be that although the speakers touched on ecology, infrastructure, and resources, there was no political economic critique of the role of different institutions (corporations, governments, etc.) in shaping the digital landscape, especially with regards to networks, cloud computing, and large scale data storage.
Next up is the interface of the collection which will hopefully provide some insights on how our students and researchers use digital tools to work with collections and objects in our gallery.