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Debates in the Digital Humanities$
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Matthew K. Gold

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677948

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.001.0001

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There Are No Digital Humanities

There Are No Digital Humanities

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(p.133) There Are No Digital Humanities
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Debates in the Digital Humanities
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Gary Hall

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677948.003.0016

This chapter builds on the work of Jean-François Lyotard and Gilles Deleuze in The Postmodern Condition and “Postscript on Societies of Control,” respectively, to pursue the hypothesis that the externalization of knowledge onto computers, databases, and more recently mobile media environments, networked servers, and the cloud is involved in the constitution of a different form of society and human subject. It asks: To what extent do such developments cast the so-called computational turn in the humanities in a rather different light to the celebratory data fetishism that has come to dominate this rapidly emerging field? Is the direct, practical use of techniques and methodologies drawn from computer science and various fields related to it here, too, helping to produce a major alteration in the status and nature of knowledge and indeed the human subject?

Keywords:   Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze, knowledge externalization, digital humanities, society, human subject

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