Life in the Infosphere

Originally posted on Information Structures:
What is our place in the universe? That simple question has motivated much of the history of philosophy and preoccupies a great deal of complex thinking. Information philosopher Luciano Floridi suggests that we’ve entered into a new phase of thinking that requires us to acknowledge our place in an infosphere,…

Retooling DH101

Much of the early tension driving debates about digital humanities—internally and externally—organized around two related questions. What is it? And who can claim it as their field? Recently, those questions that once inspired urgent wrangling have grown slack, so much so that many of the most prominent practitioners of digital humanities “explicitly don’t find the … More Retooling DH101

Queer Archives

I’m looking forward to visiting Virginia in a couple weeks. I’ll be there to give a talk at Lynchburg College. Thanks to Joe Aldinger for organizing the event. Unfortunately, it looks like I’m going to miss Joy Harjo by just a couple days.

Free and Open?

Originally posted on Digital Technology & Culture 101:
One of the books we saw at the CDSC contained a GNU license. As some folks pointed out, it provided many of the same possibilities for sharing as Creative Commons licenses provide. The GNU license, however, predates Creative Commons and serves as an important reminder of how open…

#BLM: Technologies of Public Protest

Video recordings of the symposium proceedings are available at the CDSC YouTube channel. Since the summer of 2013, #BlackLivesMatter has linked myriad, loosely affiliated protests against pervasive anti-Black violence in the United States. Shortly after George Zimmerman’s acquittal, Alicia Garza originated the phrase on Facebook with her affirmation, “Our Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter.” The … More #BLM: Technologies of Public Protest

Histories of Digital Labor

The semester just got underway and already I am looking forward to MLA 2017. Organizers announced panel details today, so I can share some logistics concerning Histories of Digital Labor: MLA2017, Session 649 Saturday, 7 January 5:15–6:30 p.m., Franklin 5, Philadelphia Marriott Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology “The Human Computer Project: … More Histories of Digital Labor