Tara McPherson Talk on 12/3: D[igital] H[umanities] by Design

D[igital] H[umanities] by Design

Tara McPherson

Thursday, December 3, 2015
4:00 P.M.
Sewall 309, Rice University
(A reception will follow; no need to RSVP.)

Many view the Digital Humanities (DH) as a scientific and quantitative endeavor, intent on blending computer science and humanities traditions. What if we instead imagined the origin story for DH to emerge from the intersection of the arts and the interpretative humanities? This talk will mine that alternative lineage and explore a series of digital projects that take their inspiration not from the sciences but from feminism, experimental aesthetics and social justice movements.

Tara McPherson is Associate Professor of Critical Studies at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and Founding Editor of Vectors, a multimedia peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the Open Humanities Press.

This event is sponsored by the John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, titled Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, please refer to the Seminar’s website.

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