SWITCH v27 07.15.2011

SWITCH v27
Digital Humanism – Media and Literature Merge
On Building
On Building

I have said a few controversial things over the course of my career, and it seems to me that if you are so honored as to have other people talking about what you said, you should probably sit back and let people respond without trying to defend yourself against every countercharge. But I am worried […]

Born-Digital Literature, what is it?
Born-Digital Literature, what is it?

Before the writing instrument was born, “interactive fiction” essentially meant face-to-face conversation: one person speaks and the other reciprocates accordingly. Then came pen, paper, and the printing press–fast forward a few hundred years and the personal typewriter transforms into the word processing computer. Technology has come a long way from the computing machines of the 1980s, and […]

What Is Digital Humanities and…
What Is Digital Humanities and...

…what’s It Doing in English Departments? What is (or are) the “digital humanities,” aka “humanities computing”? It is tempting to say that whoever asks the question has not gone looking very hard for an answer. “What is digital humanities?” essays like this one are already genre pieces. Willard McCarty has been contributing papers on the subject […]

The Rhetoric of Digital Humanities
The Rhetoric of Digital Humanities

Clearly there is a great deal of interest (and consternation) over the “what is DH?” question. Personally, I have heard from a number of folks both here and on Twitter over the last twenty-four hours. Even though, as Stephen Ramsay was pointing out in a comment on my last post, this is a longstanding question, […]