Daniel Carter is a PhD candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin and will start as a professor of digital media at Texas State University in 2017. His research centers on how new analytic processes such as machine learning impact the knowledge production and work practices of various groups, including digital humanities scholars. He’s also interested in questions around infrastructure, labor and design. In addition to ethnographic methods, he often works with computational methods from natural language processing and social network analysis.
The term "digital humanities" can mean a lot of things: a way of doing scholarly work, a funding ploy, an infiltration of the humanities by the corporate university. Just looking at the kinds of projects that get labeled digital humanities, we see a confusing diversity: people preserving digital materials, people preserving non-digital materials, people using digital tools for new creative works, people using digital tools for new analytic work and people talking about digital topics but not using digital tools. In this talk, I first give a broad overview of digital humanities work. I then point to several ways that digital humanities work intersects with other fields such as science and technology studies (STS) and information studies. Finally, I draw attention to lingering questions such as the role of methodology in digital humanities work and how students should be trained.
22 June 2017 / 10h30 / Anfiteatro 1
U.Porto Media Innovation Labs, Praça Coronel Pacheco, 15, Porto.