How Soon is Now:   On Being Human in the    Digital Humanities      SPENCER D. C. KERALIS  DIRECTOR FOR DIGITAL SCHOLARSHI...
Consider theRadarangeELECTRONICS AGAINBroadcasting, Telecasting (Archive: 1945-1957)31. 16 (Oct21, 1946): 198
Consider theRadarangeRADIATION LEAKLAID TO 6 HOSPITALOVENSSpecial to The NewYork Times. New YorkTimes (1923-Currentfile); ...
[After] World War II … the food                           industry [took] aim at homeThe 1950’s                 cooking pe...
…the Digital Humanities take aim                          at literary study per se, rapturouslyThe 2010’s                e...
Boom.
How soon is now?When you say its gonna happen “now”Well when exactly do you mean?See Ive already waited too longAnd all my...
Make it work.
No.
Christoper Smart, Jubilate Agno, Fragment BFor I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.For he is the servant of the Living God, dul...
Jubilate Agno
Jubilate Agno in Voyant
Destiny Manifesting?
Go Weft, Young Man
F@*# Yeah, Book History!
Paradise Loft
Digital Humanatees
John Donne, Holy SonnetsBatter my heart, three-persond God, for youAs yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;That...
Yum!
Being Human Advocacy   Self   Discipline   Scholarship Transferable Skills   Textual Analysis   Evidence-based Argu...
UNT’sDigitalScholarshipCo-Operatifve(DiSCo)http://disco.unt.edu@UNTDiSCo
How Soon Is Now?: Being Human in the Digital Humanities
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Presentation from the Austin College Digital Humanities Colloquium this week. My talk, "How Soon is Now?: Being Human in the Digital Humanities" presented three case studies for integrating data (i.e. textual evidence) and free DH tools into undergrad teaching

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  • 1945 – accidentally discovered by Perry Spencer, a self-taught engineer from Maine. Melted chocolate.1947 – first commercially available Radarange available to the public, cost about $5K, stood 5’11” tall, watercooled, weighed 750 lbs.
  • 2000s doom & gloomDeath of a DisciplineInterdisciplinary stalematesNew, next, now.
  • DH hipsterism. Feeling of marginalization within the disciplines leads to cliqueishness. Social media as vindicator. Straw men – Stanley Fish. Pannapacker – Dark Side of the Digital Humanities: That DH is insufficiently diverse. That it falsely presents itself as a fast-track to academic jobs (when most of the positions are funded on soft money). That it suffers from “techno-utopianism” and “claims to be the solution for every problem.” That DH is “a blind and vapid embrace of the digital”; it insists upon coding and gamification to the exclusion of more humanistic practices. That it detaches itself from the rest of the humanities (regarding itself as not just “the next big thing,” but “the only thing”). That it allows everyone else in the humanities to sink as long as the DH’ers stay afloat. That DH is complicit with the neoliberal transformation of higher education; it “capitulates to bureaucratic and technocratic logic”; and its strongest support comes from administrators who see DH’ers as successful fundraisers and allies in the “creative destruction” of humanities education. And—most damning—that DH’ers are affiliated with a specter that is haunting the humanities—the specter of MOOCs.
  • So what do we teach when we teach literature? What are the skills we’re trying to impart to students? What knowledge or understanding are we trying to instill in them? Are these skills and understandings unique to the humanities? To literary studies?How can the tools of digital scholarship make us better at those things, and better teachers of those things?
  • 81 lines78 instances of “For” – what about other three lines…?Word Cloud – Taporware stop words – articles, prepositions, etc.
  • 1700-1808 - 5,230,000 results for “West”
  • What did you learn from scansion exercise besides scansion itself? Can these skills be applied to other texts, genres, disciplines? Do these skills make you a better reader? Writer?
  • How Soon Is Now?: Being Human in the Digital Humanities

    1. 1. How Soon is Now: On Being Human in the Digital Humanities SPENCER D. C. KERALIS DIRECTOR FOR DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSORDIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP CO-OPERATIVE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS @HAUNTOLOGIST SPENCER.KERALIS@UNT.EDU
    2. 2. Consider theRadarangeELECTRONICS AGAINBroadcasting, Telecasting (Archive: 1945-1957)31. 16 (Oct21, 1946): 198
    3. 3. Consider theRadarangeRADIATION LEAKLAID TO 6 HOSPITALOVENSSpecial to The NewYork Times. New YorkTimes (1923-Currentfile); May 24, 1969;ProQuest HistoricalNewspapers: The NewYork Times (1851-2009) with Index (1851-1993) pg. 33
    4. 4. [After] World War II … the food industry [took] aim at homeThe 1950’s cooking per se, rapturouslyLaura Shapiro.Something From the envisioning a day when all contactOven: Reinventing between the cook and the rawDinner in 1950sAmerica. (New York: makings of dinner would beViking, 2004), xviii-xix obsolete.”
    5. 5. …the Digital Humanities take aim at literary study per se, rapturouslyThe 2010’s envisioning a day when all contactFast forward and switchfields… between the scholar and the text would be obsolete.
    6. 6. Boom.
    7. 7. How soon is now?When you say its gonna happen “now”Well when exactly do you mean?See Ive already waited too longAnd all my hope is goneThe Smiths“How Soon is Now?”Meat is Murder, 1985.
    8. 8. Make it work.
    9. 9. No.
    10. 10. Christoper Smart, Jubilate Agno, Fragment BFor I will consider my Cat Jeoffry.For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him.For at the first glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegantquickness.For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon hisprayer.For he rolls upon prank to work it in.For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.For this he performs in ten degrees.For first he looks upon his forepaws to see if they are clean.For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the forepaws extended.For fourthly he sharpens his paws by wood.
    11. 11. Jubilate Agno
    12. 12. Jubilate Agno in Voyant
    13. 13. Destiny Manifesting?
    14. 14. Go Weft, Young Man
    15. 15. F@*# Yeah, Book History!
    16. 16. Paradise Loft
    17. 17. Digital Humanatees
    18. 18. John Donne, Holy SonnetsBatter my heart, three-persond God, for youAs yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;That I may rise and stand, oerthrow me, and bendYour force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.I, like an usurpd town to another due,Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,But is captivd, and proves weak or untrue.Yet dearly I love you, and would be lovd fain,But am betrothd unto your enemy;Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,Take me to you, imprison me, for I,Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
    19. 19. Yum!
    20. 20. Being Human Advocacy  Self  Discipline  Scholarship Transferable Skills  Textual Analysis  Evidence-based Argumentation  Solid Writing  Collaboration
    21. 21. UNT’sDigitalScholarshipCo-Operatifve(DiSCo)http://disco.unt.edu@UNTDiSCo

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