Welcome to the fourth semester of Humlab's Tech Breakfast Series! We start on Thursday 31/1. Coffee and breakfast will be served from 08.00. On Thursday, we will present and discuss four different "classics" related to digital humanities.
"Digital humanities" is a relatively new field. However, its intellectual origins and its inspirational sources have a longer history. There exist both new and old scholarly works that today could be recognized as "classics" within DH. To this breakfast, we direct our attention to some of these texts. They span from T. C. Mendenhall's text analysis study from 1887, V. Bush's visionary "internet thoughts" from 1945, R. Quirk's text on corpus linguistics from 1960, and K. Hayles 2004 text about what code does to print.
You find links to the different texts below. However, you are not required to have read the texts to participate in the discussions.
Hayles, Katherine N. "Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis." Poetics Today 25, no. 1 (2004): 67–90. http://www.cws.illinois.edu/IPRHDigitalLiteracies/Hayles.pdf
T. C. Mendenhall, "The Characteristic Curves of Composition", Science vol. 9 no. 214 (1887) https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1764604.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A206caed9658b00c5f34db03a4d9772e2
Randolph Quirk (1960). Towards a Description of English Usage. Transactions of the Philological Society. 59.40-61. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.1467-968X.1960.tb00308.x
V. Bush: "As we may think" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/303881/
Welcome to join us for breakfast!
About Humlab Tech Breakfast
The simple idea behind Humlab's Tech Breakfast initiative is to create a collaborative space for practical, critical, and theoretical explorations of digital methods and digital technologies. Half of the breakfasts are pre-planned thematically, and half will allow scholars to gain hands-on support from the technical staff at Humlab.