some people shouldn’t make youtube videos.. or try to describe DH
Posted by BZ in Uncategorized
September 16, 2012 at 7:03 PM
HAHA! I hope she just made this for.. fun? If she is any way involved in the Digital Humanities field she must be struggling. Yes some of the text made sense, but why was there so much text in the first place, and half the time I could not even read what it said, let alone have enough time to read it. yikes!
September 16, 2012 at 8:32 PM
OMG we have to make something better than this!
September 16, 2012 at 11:07 PM
For being a video about something directly linked to giving information online, it was done ridiculously. Could barely read the text from the colors over the pictures, although I didn’t really want to read all of that text, it was just too much.
January 28, 2013 at 11:15 PM
while there are certainly issues with the aesthetics and design, my bigger concerns involve how a single concern—namely that digital approaches will invalidate traditional humanities research—was the lynch pin of her argument: “The Contention: Why attempt to change study methods when more traditional approaches have worked well for centuries? Why reject books?!” of all the concerns that people cite with the arrival and expansion of dh, this is not one that we generally hear. nor does dh have an agenda to reject books. and i’m not even sure that people with gross misconceptions about dh would say this. you can argue that digital methods are a move towards positivistic reductions. you can argue that digital methods diverge from the tradition of close reading and exegesis. but the dh project is to innovate new methods that augment and extend traditional scholarship. no doubt digitalists and traditionalists will find themselves at odds, but the new is not trying to replace the old. she cites that argument a second time, and it isn’t made more convincing by repetition.
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