Week Four – reading summaries

For our readings this week, we continued our exploration into the realm of the Digital Humanities. Some continued working with the Debates in the Digital Humanities text, while others ventured out beyond the walls of the  text and began to consider readings that examine digital humanities in the world. We also considered some blogs and articles of interest to those studying the Digital Humanities.


CP – “Introduction” and “Early Internet Art” from Internet Art by Rachel Greene.  – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WqeR_vRxAQRuX4-eCG2OB5X5QTNx723Q-d9AncstdGc/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: “The Perils of Post-Internet Art” by Brian Droitcour

Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NEWhzt9NmwbGf1AgxddWzK5J1mk661rMD0r_4m8O1Eg/edit?usp=sharing


BB – “Isolating the Elements” from Internet Art by Rachel Greene. – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SxbvDAdKu2mzw8uSxQPPYqzuRLFY1-v9WJTOEVjJUFg/edit?usp=sharing

Article/Blog of Interest: Will Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?” by Rebecca Schuman.

Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gtbeeSybiigi7iHhMj0uRwPosfAeQX5NyQoAv7RCpVc/edit?usp=sharing


LC – “Introduction” from Internet Art by Rachel Greene. – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LUqUd8_RD1HUSI-hDvn9uXY-I4M0BC3U5xzEdy9cl3k/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: “How many women edit Wikipedia?”by T. Bayer

Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hbd7t3PN49A1WgfakcNdPzhi7uOkQdsbufrPg6FKjVw/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)


VC– Article/Blog of Interest: “Technology is Taking Over English Departments” by Adam Kirsch


DC –  “The Resistance to Digital Humanities” by David Greetham. –  https://docs.google.com/document/d/17B4Ro_OPT9nr5OdpADTpLYiS9PlE8zER-vIwSXm8NQc/edit?usp=sharing

Articles/Blogs of Interest: 1. http://www.dancohen.org/ (Links to an external site.)

Please read the latest blog on e-books (this is first blog in nearly 2 years. Strange for a habitual blogger. But he explains his absence by saying he was “incredibly busy” in his new job as the executive director of the Digital Public Library of America. In this blog he raises the issue of the apparent fall in e-book sales and why he thinks that is a “mirage”

  1. http://nowviskie.org/2010/uninvited-guests/ (Links to an external site.)

I had Tweeted this a few days back. It’s a pretty old blog post from Bethany Nowviskie, who has been recognized in the past as as one of “Ten Tech Innovators” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. I think she is the director or chair at University of Virginia’s  (Links to an external site.)digital library federation/school. Her blog site has more recent posts, but I found this interesting because it is on how digital platforms such as Twitter break down hierarchical barriers and allow “uninvited guests” to be a part of “invite only” academic events.


SC – “Themes in Internet Art” from Internet Art by Rachel Greene. – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jePdy943_U2UNlAAB48jxrXRRjJSjO8OwrM99QJLzAQ/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: “How many women edit Wikipedia?”by T. Bayer


KM –  “The Migration of the Aura, or How to Explore the Original through its Facsimiles” by Bruno Latour and Adam Lowe https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AcdJWZmo5kzoi8gxxsyeeMfOJo1qe75wdVOKJ7-cGzw/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: “The Wikipedia wars: Does it matter if our biggest source of knowledge is written by men?” by Jenny Kleeman –

Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dEGj-TZXrVKeNikD9y0wvYSEqitER8eCmrgDlzZ3TmQ/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)


FZ – “Humanities 2.0: Promises, Peril, Predictions” by Cathy N. Davison. – :

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18BhmKJC-EbAYAvCt6owzGXsEvhS3pDSDW0oTyGG_XJI/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: I am recommending an interesting article this week: “Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Realities and Decolonial Futures of Digital Media.”  (Links to an external site.)It is from Cathy N. Davison’s blog on HASTAC (Links to an external site.), (the author of the essay I am summarizing this week) which is also an interesting site of digital scholarship, conversations and a collaboration of many other discussions in the field. Strongly recommended!


BS – “Visualizing Millions of Words” by Mills Kelly.-  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pH3fx7N1Oe4ShuzHCCwVEh_Tcp9VkgZPP-zieds4u5E/edit (Links to an external site.)

Articles/Blogs of Interest:

“Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity”
Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q5-UabiL1BLxCtzUkWgLYLxYwdchOhEF_URst8wNiy0/edit?usp=sharing

How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit: Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web. This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/05/how-the-professor-who-fooled-wikipedia-got-caught-by-reddit/257134/ (Links to an external site.)


EB – “Collective organizing, Individual Resistance, or Asshole Griefers? An Ethnographic Analysis of Women of Color In Xbox Live” by Kishonna Gray – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zrSZbmmypdOaLXI3s83mmw5YtK0ArYGUje8WZgnreRY/edit?usp=sharing


JD – “Hacktivism and the humanities” by Elizabeth Losh. –   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fyN4OwULYPbY2yZ1qd_cm5FBE8mHG-9_fxp1q0C-jmc/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: Also, one of my favorite sites that aggregates news and is now HUGE  fodder for most news blogs: http://www.drudgereport.com/ (Links to an external site.). The site’s founder, Matt Drudge is a well-known commentator to news directors and one that many of us checked regularly. Wikipedia seems to agree 🙂  You’ll see on the Matt Drudge Wikipedia site in the “Influence” section that “In 2006, Time (Links to an external site.) named Drudge one of the 100 most influential people in the world,[22] (Links to an external site.) describing the Drudge Report as ‘a ludicrous combination of gossip, political intrigue and extreme weather reports … still put together mostly by the guy who started out as a convenience-store clerk.'”


SL –  “Race, Ethnicity vs. Death of the Author” from the #DHPOCO Summer School Forums

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xcpudh6mwWq_zhQqVq5zFuuUS3pB3cxrBvMnPny02gw/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

Article/Blog of Interest: Art Therapy Helping Veterans

Summary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12hMVIL4PlP2W-AWnDVj7KpwqwMw_y8kDXu2XFcpFrXk/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)

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