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The Digital Humanities: Beyond Computing - a new issue of Culture Machine out now

I am very excited to announce a new issue of the online, open-access journal Culture Machine:



The field of the digital humanities embraces various scholarly activities in the humanities that involve writing about digital media and technology as well as being engaged in digital media production. Perhaps most notably, in what some are describing as a computational turn, it has seen techniques and methods drawn from computer science being used to produce new ways of understanding and approaching humanities texts. But just as interesting as what computer science has to offer the humanities is the question of what the humanities have to offer computer science. Do the humanities really need to draw so heavily on computer science to develop their sense of what the digital humanities might be? These are just some of the issues that are explored in this special issue of Culture Machine.


Federica Frabetti, Rethinking the Digital Humanities in the Context of Originary Technicity

Jake Buckley, Believing in the Analogico-(Digital)

Johanna Drucker, Humanities Approaches to Interface Theory

Davin Heckman, Technics and Violence in Electronic Literature

Mauro Carassai, E-Lit Works as 'Forms of Culture': Envisioning Digital Literary Subjectivity

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, The Digital Future of Authorship: Rethinking Originality

Ganaele Langlois, Meaning, Semiotechnologies and Participatory Media

Scott Dexter, Melissa Dolese, Angelika Seidel, Aaron Kozbelt, On the Embodied Aesthetics of Code

Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa, Glitch/Glitsh: (More Power) Lucky Break and the Position of Modern Technology

David M. Berry, The Computational Turn: Thinking About the Digital Humanities

Gary Hall, The Digital Humanities Beyond Computing: A Postscript



Established in 1999, the Culture Machine journal publishes new work from both established figures and up-and-coming writers. It is fully refereed, and has an International Advisory Board which includes Geoffrey Bennington, Robert Bernasconi, Sue Golding, Lawrence Grossberg, Peggy Kamuf, Alphonso Lingis, Meaghan Morris, Paul Patton, Mark Poster, Avital Ronell, Nicholas Royle and Kenneth Surin.

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