Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities & Social Justice lecture and workshop by
Alex Gil, Ph.D.
Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Affiliate Faculty, Department of English and Comparative Literature
Public lecture: “Minimal Computing, Border Technologies and Other Marginal Practices in the Digital Humanities”
Thursday, March 29
MD Anderson Library 266-C
University of Houston
This talk will explore the epistemological edges of Digital Humanities to look at recent trends that open it up to diasporic and global south practices. Minimal computing embodies a form of thinking that is planetary and emancipatory in scope, connecting it to other forms of technological disobedience found in the global south. Gil will compare some of those edge cases—pirate libraries, immigrant tech use, repurposing, etc.—to the production mechanisms of private and public enterprises in the North Atlantic world.
Alex Gil is the Digital Scholarship Coordinator at Columbia University Libraries and Affiliate Faculty of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He specializes in twentieth-century Caribbean literature and Digital Humanities, with an emphasis on textual studies. He is founder and vice chair of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities initiative and the co-founder and co-director of the Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities and the Studio@Butler at Columbia University. He serves as Co-editor for Small Axe: Archipelagos and Multilingual Editor for Digital Humanities Quarterly.
About the Digital Humanities & Social Justice Speaker Series and Workshops:
The speaker series and workshops on Digital Humanities & Social Justice explores the ethical concerns involved in creating digital projects with minority archives and digital scholarship as a site of social justice and activism. The series includes leading scholars in digital humanities who are engaging and creating ethical, socially conscious methodologies. This series is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, the Digital Research Commons at MD Anderson Library and the Houston Arts Alliance.
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