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Debates in the Digital Humanities

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"This open access version of the printed book, Debates in the Digital Humanities, brings together a range of experts to discuss the theories, methods, and practices of the digital humanities. First released in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press, this hybrid version has been offered to the public as new debates emerge. The site consists of four different sections, including Debates and News, and contributions are divided into five parts hailing from over two dozen different scholars. The book is quite compelling, especially the "Critiquing the Digital Humanities" section, and information scientists, humanities folks, and others will find it most engaging."


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Encompassing new technologies, research methods, and opportunities for collaborative scholarship and open-source peer review, as well as innovative ways of sharing knowledge and teaching, the digital humanities promises to transform the liberal arts—and perhaps the university itself.

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@ernestprats Thank you for posting this!

 

To provide some context about this book, here is an excerpt  from the book's editor, Matthew K. Gold, via his blog http://blog.mkgold.net/

 

"A group of scholars – from both within and outside of the field – have assembled answers to some of those questions in a volume that I have recently edited for the University of Minnesota Press titled Debates in the Digital Humanities. In that book, contributors critique the digital humanities for a series of faults: not only paying inadequate attention to race, class, gender, and sexuality, but in some cases explicitly seeking to elide cultural issues from the frame of analysis; reinforcing the traditional academic valuation of research over teaching; and allowing the seductions of information visualization to paper over differences in material contexts."

 

This was part of a talk he gave at the 2012 MLA Panel "Debates in the Digital Humanities". See more here: http://blog.mkgold.net/2012/01/10/whose-revolution-toward-a-more-equitable-digital-humanities/ ;

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The digital vs. the analogue: Are we loosing something?

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2013 OPEN-ACCESS EDITION

Published in January 2013, the open-access edition of Debates in the Digital Humanitiesmarked not just the opening up of the printed text, but also the debut of a custom-built social reading platform. Going beyond the basic task of making the contents of the printed edition accessible, the OA platform makes the text interactive, with key features that allow readers to interact with the text by marking passages as interesting and adding terms to a crowdsourced index.

The OA platform marks a significant shift for Debates in the Digital Humanities in that it moves it from a single printed edition of collected essays to an expanded, ongoing digital publication stream that the Press plans to draw upon to publish both future editions of collection and other publications on more focused DH topics. While the first iteration of the digital platform contains only the content of the printed text, an expanded edition with new additions will appear in March 2013.

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Fake news: sharing is caring | CCCB LAB

Fake news: sharing is caring | CCCB LAB | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Algorithmic filter bubbles on the Internet limit the diversity of viewpoints we see and make it easier to spread fabricated information.
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The US elections showcased post-truth politics. The impact of false news on the results not only demonstrates the social influence of the Internet, it also highlights the misinformation that exists there. The rise of this phenomenon is also closely linked to the role of the social networks as a point of access to the Internet. Face with this situation, the solutions lie in diversifying the control of information, artificial intelligence, and digital literacy.
 
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Google launches TensorBoard API to enhance machine learning visualizations

Google launches TensorBoard API to enhance machine learning visualizations | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Members of the Google Brain team today launched the TensorBoard API to allow people training AI models to create visualizations of training as it happens. As part of the effort, the TensorBoard dashboard also got an upgrade. TensorBoard has been part of TensorFlow since it was open-sourced by Google in 2015.
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Submarine Cable Map

Submarine Cable Map | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
TeleGeography's comprehensive and regularly updated interactive map of the world's major submarine cable systems and landing stations.
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Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI

Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
It has never been easier to build AI or machine learning-based systems than it is today. The ubiquity of cutting edge open-source tools such as TensorFlow, Torch, and Spark, coupled with the…
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Useful datasets for AI training
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Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online

Media Manipulation and Disinformation Online | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
New Report Reveals Why Media Was Vulnerable to Radicalized Groups Online
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We Wear Culture - Google Arts & Culture

We Wear Culture - Google Arts & Culture | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
#WeWearCulture Discover the stories behind what we wear
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Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion
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Forget AlphaGo, DeepMind has a more interesting step toward general AI

Forget AlphaGo, DeepMind has a more interesting step toward general AI | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Researchers are testing algorithms that display human-like ingenuity in learning.
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YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network

YouTube bans ‘hateful’ videos from making money via its advertising network | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Following a backlash around brand advertising on controversial content, YouTube is making a move to clean up which videos are part of its ad network. The..
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AI algorithms are creating a frighteningly realistic fake future

AI algorithms are creating a frighteningly realistic fake future | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Thanks to machine learning, it’s becoming easy to generate realistic video, and to impersonate someone.
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Facebook says it will crack down on government-led misinformation campaigns

Facebook says it will crack down on government-led misinformation campaigns | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Facebook’s newest measure to combat disinformation and misuse of its services is a push to rid the social network of malicious, potentially state-sponsored "information operations." Th
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Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser

Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web.
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Google rolls out its 'fact check' label globally to help you avoid fake news

Google rolls out its 'fact check' label globally to help you avoid fake news | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Google News determines whether an article might contain fact checks by looking for schema.org ClaimReview markup
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OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM

OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
The researchers over at OpenAI were able to use a recurrent mLSTM character-level model trained on Amazon reviews to identify the sentiment of blocks o
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This interactive map visualizes the market value of every cryptocurrency

This interactive map visualizes the market value of every cryptocurrency | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Cryptomaps is a nifty tool that helps you follow the market value of every cryptocurrency available, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and many more.
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Fall Foliage Map 2017 & Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast

Fall Foliage Map 2017 & Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
When will the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Our 2017 Fall Foliage Map and leaf prediction tool has the answers you are looking for.
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The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?
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MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what's making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need? AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify noises
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Nonprofits, not Silicon Valley startups, are creating AI apps for the greater good

Nonprofits, not Silicon Valley startups, are creating AI apps for the greater good | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
These nonprofits are leading the charge in creating human-centered applications of the hottest AI technologies.
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The Big Brother of AI is here. Should you care?

The Big Brother of AI is here. Should you care? | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
AI is constantly touted as the next big thing. But how many of us are aware that AI is already here? While the jury is still out on whether it will be a benevolent force or an existential threat to humankind, AI is active in many facets of our daily lives and will play a larger role in the years to come.
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Google Sheets now uses machine learning to help you visualize your data

Google Sheets now uses machine learning to help you visualize your data | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Google Sheets is getting smarter today. After adding the machine learning-powered "Explore" feature last year, which lets you ask natural language questions..
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Can AI detect fake news?

Can AI detect fake news? | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Traditional media is in trouble. They are no longer the only source of news and information. Internet and social media have become the main platform for news sharing. Pew Research Center Reports indicate that 62 percent of Americans get their news from social media. The rise of social media also means that anyone and everyone can create and share news stories, whether they are true or not. Consumers are bombarded with a wealth of stories with no disclosure of whether the content is real.
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The Dark Web Isn’t Really a ‘Web’

The Dark Web Isn’t Really a ‘Web’ | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
It's a sparse and isolated place.
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The News Is Broken, and Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Plans to Fix It With His New Site, Wikitribune

That's the idea driving the creation of Wikitribune, a news platform being built by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Borrowing tools and concepts from the influential online encyclopedia, Wikitribune will be free and supported by readers, not ads.
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DeepMind's AlphaGo is back..and this time it's taking on five humans at once

DeepMind's AlphaGo is back..and this time it's taking on five humans at once | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
DeepMind will test its AlphaGo system against multiple players at once at the Future of Go summit
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Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available for Free

Data From 14 Million Papers Is Now Available for Free | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
A new organization, I4OC, is working towards making reliable, structured data of authors, reference lists, and citations accessible to the public.
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Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software

Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software | Epistemologies of computational culture | Scoop.it
Many hot new enterprise technologies are centered around free, “open-source” technology. But how can corporate customers, and investors, evaluate all..
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