Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities: Open Access

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OPEN REFLECTIONS


The Cent­re for Di­gi­tal Cul­tu­res (CDC) at Leuphana University recently started releasing a collection of keywords (from post-media to copyfight), as part of its Critical Keywords for the Digital Humanities project. I was invited to submit a contribution on open access, which you can find underneath. All the keywords are available at the CDC website under a CC-BY-SA license, and include contributions by Ned Rossiter, Mercedez Bunz and Yuk Hui, among others. Go and have a look!


From the Introduction:


In the hu­ma­nities, a re­fle­xi­ve and of­ten cri­ti­cal use of vo­ca­bu­la­ry has so far been one of its key fea­tures. With the rise of di­gi­tal me­dia and in­for­ma­ti­on sys­tems, new tech­ni­cal forms of pro­ces­sing con­tent have emer­ged. From the per­spec­tive of the hu­ma­nities, this has gi­ven way to di­ver­gent in­te­rests and me­tho­do­lo­gies: On the one hand, de­ve­lo­ping di­gi­tal tools for hu­ma­nis­tic re­se­arch al­lows one to look at…

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