@adelinekoh

Adeline Koh!
Richard Stockton College!

Postcolonial Digital
Humanities

!1

Concepts and Challenges
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco: How it Began

!2
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco

❖

Began with a Twitter hashtag"

❖

Coproduction with Roopika Risam (@roopikarisam),
assistant prof...
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco: How it Began

Tumblr: http://dhpoco.tumblr.com
!4
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco Comics

#DHPoco Comics: http://dhpoco.tumblr.com/tagged/comics
!5
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco Comics

!6
!7

dhpoco.org
@adelinekoh

Mission Statement
!8

Technology is not culturally
neutral"
Technology contains global
structural inequalitie...
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco Core Tenets

productive intersections between !
postcolonial studies and digital humanities
!9
@adelinekoh

Master’s Tools"
Master’s Language"
Human versus Computational
Languages

Intersections
!10
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco
❖

Emergent field of study"

❖

Draws from postcolonial studies and digital humanities"

❖

Goals:"
❖
...
!12
!13
!14
UN Women Awareness

!15

@adelinekoh
@adelinekoh

Algorithms as Social Mirror?

❖

Anna Jobin (@annajobin) asks: “Who is in charge when
algorithms are in charg...
@adelinekoh

Challenges

❖

Resistance"

❖

Privilege"

❖

Access"

❖

Language

!17
@adelinekoh

#DHPoco website"
dhpoco.org"
!
Accepting Submissions!

Projects
!18
!19
!20
!21
MLA 2014

!22
@adelinekoh

Opportunities to Work with #DHPoco
❖

Submit to the #DHPoco website"

❖

Host a node of the Rewriting Wikiped...
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Postcolonial Digital Humanities: Concepts and Challenges

  1. 1. @adelinekoh Adeline Koh! Richard Stockton College! Postcolonial Digital Humanities !1 Concepts and Challenges
  2. 2. @adelinekoh #DHPoco: How it Began !2
  3. 3. @adelinekoh #DHPoco ❖ Began with a Twitter hashtag" ❖ Coproduction with Roopika Risam (@roopikarisam), assistant prof. of world literature at Salem State University !3
  4. 4. @adelinekoh #DHPoco: How it Began Tumblr: http://dhpoco.tumblr.com !4
  5. 5. @adelinekoh #DHPoco Comics #DHPoco Comics: http://dhpoco.tumblr.com/tagged/comics !5
  6. 6. @adelinekoh #DHPoco Comics !6
  7. 7. !7 dhpoco.org
  8. 8. @adelinekoh Mission Statement !8 Technology is not culturally neutral" Technology contains global structural inequalities
  9. 9. @adelinekoh #DHPoco Core Tenets productive intersections between ! postcolonial studies and digital humanities !9
  10. 10. @adelinekoh Master’s Tools" Master’s Language" Human versus Computational Languages Intersections !10
  11. 11. @adelinekoh #DHPoco ❖ Emergent field of study" ❖ Draws from postcolonial studies and digital humanities" ❖ Goals:" ❖ Decolonizing digital products and cultures" ❖ Foregrounding anticolonial thought" ❖ Disrupting narratives of technological and global progress !11
  12. 12. !12
  13. 13. !13
  14. 14. !14
  15. 15. UN Women Awareness !15 @adelinekoh
  16. 16. @adelinekoh Algorithms as Social Mirror? ❖ Anna Jobin (@annajobin) asks: “Who is in charge when algorithms are in charge?” " ❖ @annajobin: “Algorithms are more than a technological issue: they involve not only automated data analysis, but also decision-making.” !16
  17. 17. @adelinekoh Challenges ❖ Resistance" ❖ Privilege" ❖ Access" ❖ Language !17
  18. 18. @adelinekoh #DHPoco website" dhpoco.org" ! Accepting Submissions! Projects !18
  19. 19. !19
  20. 20. !20
  21. 21. !21
  22. 22. MLA 2014 !22
  23. 23. @adelinekoh Opportunities to Work with #DHPoco ❖ Submit to the #DHPoco website" ❖ Host a node of the Rewriting Wikipedia Project" ❖ MLA 2014" ❖ Possible DHPoco Special Interest Group in the ADHO (Assn of Digital Humanities Organizations)" ❖ Contact Adeline Koh (@adelinekoh) or Roopika Risam (@roopikarisam) !23

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