Unlike those who are trying to program computers to write books, the digital humanities is something else entirely. It is a new and evolving field that is a sort of catch-all for a bunch of different humanities subjects that have gone digital.
Unlike those who are trying to program computers to write books, the digital humanities is something else entirely. It is a new and evolving field that is a sort of catch-all for a bunch of different humanities subjects that have gone digital.

via Digital Humanities, More Than Just Data « So Many Books.

I’ll be part of a panel discussion soon about something called “the digital humanities.” It’s a new term, whose definition is still in the works I think, but it works well for me. The post linked here offers several good sources of information about the subject. I was an English major in college, and now I work with computers for an art museum. To the extent that both computers and the humanities can be used to augment, describe or maintain the human record–I’m interested! Oh, yeah, and if data is information, and narratives are information, then the only book that isn’t data is a blank one.