Introduction to Digital HumanitiesMain MenuWhat is Digital Humanities?Module I: A Theoretical IntroductionExploring The Tool BoxModule I: An Experiential IntroductionCreating Digital IdentitiesModule I: A Personal IntroductionConstructing DataModule II: DH MethodsWorking with Big DataModule II: DH MethodsData VisualizationModule II: DH MethodsMappingModule II: DH MethodsDistant ReadingModule II: DH MethodsNetwork AnalysisModule II: DH MethodsCritical Platform StudiesModule III: Critical PerspectivesPostcolonial and Intersectional Digital HumanitiesModule III: Critical PerspectivesPortfolioModule IV: Creative ExpressionsAndrea Davise50475e163fb87bc8bd10c6c0244468fd91e8da5Digital Humanities Certificate
12018-07-10T00:24:20-07:00Andrea Davise50475e163fb87bc8bd10c6c0244468fd91e8da5308621Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964).plain2018-07-10T00:24:21-07:00Intro to DH-HS3393Andrea Davise50475e163fb87bc8bd10c6c0244468fd91e8da5
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1media/000.jpg2019-04-30T19:24:37-07:00Exploring The Tool Box13Module I: An Experiential Introductionplain2019-08-20T05:28:13-07:00 The philosopher and media theorist Marshall McLuhan is often credited with the idea that "We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us."
Keeping this idea in mind watch, read and collaboratively annotate:
1. Marshall McLuhan, "The Message is the Medium," in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964). Hypothesis link.
2. Wilson Miner, "When we build," Build, Anaheim, California, 2011. https://vimeo.com/34017777.
As you think about our relationship with digital tools, locate and carry out a formal academic review of a DH tool from Alan Liu's DH Toychest that is not listed on the "Resources" page. Be sure to select a tool that (1) is specifically designed to support digital humanities work, (2) doesn't require an extraordinary amount of effort to install, and (3) pushes you to try something you haven’t done before. Once you have selected your tool, learn how to use it and document your work each step of the way (via notes and screenshots). As you explore the basic functionality of the tool, consider two broad questions: (1) What are the affordances of the tool? In other words, what does the tool allow or encourage you to do? What does it make easy for you? (2) What are the constraints of the tool? In other words, how does the tool limit your ability to do things you want to do? What does it make difficult for you? Post the review to your "Assignment #2" page of our Scalar workbook and be prepared to present your selected tool to the class.