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Presentation: The Human Element in the Digital Humanities: The Role of Fear and Failure in Successful DH Research

Presentation: The Human Element in the Digital Humanities: The Role of Fear and Failure in Successful DH Research

Presented by Dr. Kalani Craig (https://history.indiana.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/craig_kalani.html)

 

The Human Element in the Digital Humanities: The role of Fear and Failure in Successful DH Research

When we walk into a library looking for reading on a new research topic, we almost never get the right reading material the first time, but that usually doesn't stop us. When we start thinking about a digital project, though, we immediately imagine all of the times that software we used last week crashed, and we freeze.

As we walk through an exploration of digital methods like mapping, data mining, network analysis, data visualization, and 3D rendering, we'll also look at the often unspoken human needs that shape these digital projects. We'll explore what it means to balance between product and process, new and old methods, and the honest concerns we all have about failure and our personal comfort levels with the technology around us. Finally, we’ll look at the model Indiana University's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities has for digital-methods-pipeline skill building that accommodates these concerns.

 

Dr. Craig's Titles:

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of History
Co-Director, Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities
Affiliated Faculty, Learning Sciences
Affiliated Faculty, Cognitive Science
Department of History

Date:
Monday, February 24, 2020
Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Moody 104 (Active Learning Lab)
Categories:
  Digital Scholarship  
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