The growth of digital tools and methods in the humanities has had implications for the ways scholars think about and interact with texts, what with the emergence of so-called “distant reading” techniques. Relying upon software programs that can scan and/or search for key terms within a given amount of text, distant reading excites certain researchers … Continue reading Distant versus Close… or not?
“In the remainder of this book we will follow a train of thought that begins with the hypothesis—for which there is increasing evidence—that in a networked world, knowledge lives not in books or in heads but in the network itself. It’s not that the network is a super-brain or is going to become conscious. It’s … Continue reading The book, the screen, or both?