One important point that Risam raises is, I think, the increased visibility that DH brings as the field continues to grow. Indeed, the point seems rather intuitive: in a field based on the interplay between and the intersections of technology and the arts and in an increasingly technological world, it seems only natural that DH would fly past the gatekeepers of academia. Yet, I don't think the significance of the untapped political potential of DH really hit me until I read this piece. The democratizing potential of DH is undoubtedly vast; of course, technology is instrumental, dependent on the user, on us. Because of DH's potentially expansive reach, the social imperative of academics becomes incredibly important. I'll be interested to hear what y'all think on this topic.
A Brief Note on New Digital Worlds
Submitted by Caleb Freeman on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 00:03