Week 0 | Wednesday, August 31
Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Alex Gil
Everything, Everywhere, All At Once: The (Digital) Cultural Record
☛ Because of Labor Day, Studio and Seminar will be in reverse order this “week.” Studio will be on Friday, September 2, and our first seminar will be on Wednesday, September 7.
Studio | Friday, September 2
- Who are we?
- Collecting our thoughts and instruments
- Tutorial: hypothes.is
Seminar | Wednesday, September 7
- Borges, Jorge Luis. “The Congress”; “El Aleph.”
- Burdick, Anne, et al. Digital_Humanities. MIT Press, 2012.
- Risam, Roopika. “Introduction: The Postcolonial Digital Cultural Record.” New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy. Northwestern University Press, 2018.
- Reviews in DH. Edited by Jennifer Guiliano and Roopika Risam. Vol. 3. 2022.
Letters: Surface and Depth, WYSIWYG… or not.
Seminar | Monday, September 12
- Best, Stephen, and Sharon Marcus. “Surface Reading: An Introduction.” Representations 108, no. 1 (November 2009): 1–21. doi:10.1525/rep.2009.108.1.1
- Hayles, N. Katherine. “Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis
☛ Look over at leisure: Unicode 1.0.0
Studio | Wednesday, September 14
- What is Plain Text?
- Tutorial: Microsoft Visual Studio Code (Please install before class)
Documents: Files, Types and Cabinets
Seminar | Monday, September 19
- Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” The Atlantic, July 1945. [Link connects to hypothes.is]
- Tagg, John. “The Archiving Machine; Or, The Camera and the Filing Cabinet.” Grey Room, no. 47 (April 1, 2012): 24–37.
- Kernighan, Brian W, and Rob Pike. “The File System” in The UNIX Programming Environment. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1984: 41–65.
- Vismann, Cornelia. “Preface” and “Law’s Writing Lesson” in Files: Law and Media Technology. Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Stanford University Press, 2008: 1–38.
- Tenen, Dennis, and Grant Wythoff. “Sustainable Authorship in Plain Text Using Pandoc and Markdown.” Programming Historian, Mar. 2014. programminghistorian.org.
☛ Examine: Your file system and storage
Studio | Wednesday, September 21
- Tutorial: Terminal basics
- Tutorial: Pandoc (Please install before class)
Editions: The Point is to Change It
Seminar | Monday, September 26
- Sahle, Patrick. “What Is a Scholarly Digital Edition?” Digital Scholarly Editing : Theories and Practices, edited by Matthew James Driscoll and Elena Pierazzo, Open Book Publishers, 2017, pp. 19–39.
- McGann, Jerome. “Introduction.” Radiant Textuality: Literary Studies after the World Wide Web. 1st edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Studio | Wednesday, September 28
- Tutorial: Ed
- Tutorial: Markdown
Bibliographies: Search Results, Works Cited, Syllabi, Catalogues, Shout-outs and If You Liked This Maybe You will Like That
Seminar | Monday, October 3
- Ahmed, Sara. “Introduction: Bringing Feminist Theory Home.” Living a Feminist Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. [Yale Library access]
- Coman, Jonah. “Trans Citation Practices — a Quick-and-Dirty Guideline.” Medium, 18 Mar. 2021.
- Godin, Benoît. “On the Origins of Bibliometrics.” Scientometrics, vol. 68, no. 1, July 2006, pp. 109–33. akjournals.com.
- Tanselle, G. Thomas. “Table of Contents.” Introduction to Bibliography. Book Arts Press, 2002.
Studio | Wednesday, October 5
- Ed continued
Data: Given and Taken, Where the Wild Things Are.
Seminar | Monday, October 10
- D’Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren F. Klein. Data Feminism. MIT Press, 2020. Selections.
- Drucker, Johanna. “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display.” Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 005, no. 1, Mar. 2011.
- Benjamin, Ruha. Race after Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. Polity, 2019. Selections.
- Halberstam, Jack. “Zombie Antihumanism at the End of the World.” Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Perverse Modernities. Durham: Duke University Press, 2020.
Studio | Wednesday, October 12
Libraries: Exhibits, Archives, Collections, Databases
Seminar | Monday, October 17
- Hartman, Saidiya. “Venus in Two Acts.” Small Axe, vol. 12, no. 2, 2008, pp. 1–14.
- Wilson-Lee, Edward. The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Young Columbus and the Quest for a Universal Library. EPub edition, William Collins, 2018. Selections
- da Silva, Natália Marques, et al. ”Digitization as Revival: A Case Study of the Musée Ogier-Fombrun.” Archipelagos, no. 6, Mar. 2020. archipelagosjournal.org, https://doi.org/10.7916/archipelagos-6sqv-2f98.
Midterm Chat | Monday, October 24
- Project evaluations due.
Studio | Wednesday, October 26
- Tutorial: Wax I
- Project brainstorm
Poesis: Digital Storytelling, Electronic Literature
Seminar | Monday, October 31
- Borges, Jorge Luis. “The Library of Babel” (1941); “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius” (1940)
- Basile, Jonathan. “The Library of Babel” (2015)
- Montfort, Nick and Stephanie Strickland. “Sea and Spar in Between.” The Winter Anthology. 3. (2011)
- Flores, Leonardo. “Artistic and Literary Bots.” Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, & Practices. Grigar, Dene, and James Christopher O’Sullivan, editors. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
- Tanenbaum, Theresa Jean and Karen Tanenbaum. “Consuming the Database: The Reading Glove as a Case Study of Combinatorial Narrative.” Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities: Contexts, Forms, & Practices. Grigar, Dene, and James Christopher O’Sullivan, editors. Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
☛ Examine: The Electronic Literature Collection
Studio | Wednesday, November 2
- Tutorial: Wax II
- Project planning
Dusting: Time Capsules
Seminar | Monday, November 7
- Jarvis, William E. “Modern Time Capsules: Symbolic Repositories of Civilization.” Libraries & Culture, vol. 27, no. No. 3, Summer 1992, pp. 279–95.
- Nowviskie, B. “Digital Humanities in the Anthropocene.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, vol. 30, no. suppl 1, Dec. 2015, pp. i4–15. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqv015.
- Swann, Marjorie (Marjorie E. ). “Introduction.” Curiosities and Texts: The Culture of Collecting in Early Modern England, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
- Yablon, Nick. “Encapsulating the Present: Material Decay, Labor Unrest, and the Prehistory of the Time Capsule, 1876–1914.” Winterthur Portfolio, vol. 45, no. 1, 2011, pp. 1–28. JSTOR, https://doi.org/10.1086/658932.
- —. “Memory, History, Posterity.” Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule, edited by Nick Yablon, University of Chicago Press, 2019, p. 0. Silverchair, https://doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.003.0001.
☛ Examine: The material world around you. I know, I know. Just look at it again, please.
Studio | Wednesday, November 9
- Social Media
Craft: Collaboration, Divisions of Labor, Project Management
Project Work | Monday, November 14
- Setting up our team.
☛ Examine: The Praxis Network
Visit to the museum | Wednesday, November 16
Machines: Minimal Computing, Computing a little
Seminar | Monday, November 28
- Risam, Roopika, and Alex Gil. “Introduction: The Questions of Minimal Computing.” Digital Humanities Quarterly. 16.2. 2022
☛ Examine: A replica of the Turing machine
Studio | Wednesday, December 1
- A very gentle introduction to algorithmic thinking and practice with Python
Exeunt to the World: Workers of the record, unite!
Seminar | Monday, December 5
- The Nimble Tents Toolkit
- Sá Pereira, Moacir P. de. “Representation Matters.” Torn Apart/Separados. June 2018. xpmethod.columbia.edu.
Studio | Wednesday, December 7
- Google maps
The Final Week
Curtains: Nerves, Celebration and Joy
On the final week we will simply celebrate each other’s works and camaraderie. Stay tuned for next semester’s Introduction to Digital Humanities II: Algorithmic Approaches to Corpora.