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Review of Digital_Humanities in Leonardo Reviews


by Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Peter Lunenfeld, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012
176 pp.  Paper, $24.95
ISBN:  0-262-01847-0.

Reviewed by Dene Grigar
The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
Washington State University Vancouver

I begin with a simple directive:  Everyone in the academy should read Digital_Humanities, no matter the academic discipline or position, because the book provides a cogent and clear description of a growing area of research, one the authors call “an array of convergent practices” (122) that encompass design, computation, transdisciplinarity, qualitative and quantitative methods, statistical analysis, translation, communication, and a host of other interests and methods that, taken together, have the potential of transforming higher education and, thus, influencing contemporary culture.

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