Some impressions, notes, and takeaways from the high throttle, enlightening Networked Humanities conference hosted by Jeff Rice and Jenny Rice at the University of Kentucky. Thanks especially to my colleague Jana Rosinski and project adviser Derek Mueller for great conversation and even better presentations.
Time well spent, and far too much to capture in a single blog post.
Also: an abridged reading list below that I stitched together from conference presentations and conversations.
From “Networked Humanities Scholarship, or the Life of Kairos,” Cheryl Ball, Illinois State University and Douglas Eyman, George Mason University
- Scholarship as doing; what is made, beyond a critical/analytical artifact, when putting together a project? How can the design of a work do scholarship?
From “Reading in Slow Motion: Thinking With the Network” Jillian Sayre and James J. Brown, Jr., University of Wisconsin
- What are the affordances of slow reading in my own work? I’m using distant reading techniques in a project now; can/should I make moves toward slow reading techniques?
From “Developing a Digital Archive for Research in and beyond the University,” Katherine Bridgman, Stephen McElory, and
Michael Neal, Florida State University
- There is a difference between the good eye and the curious eye
From “Networked Disciplines: Convergences of Communication and Composition,” Pat Gehrke and Byron Hawk, University of South Carolina
- Move from historians to networkers; networks highlight edges and movements
- Spheres are local, fragile, complex environments that exist within networks
From “The N-Visible College: Trading in our Citations for RTs,” Collin Gifford Brooke, Syracuse University
- Shine light on networks; make the invisible visible
- Decoupled journal models as alternative to stovepipe, hierarchical models
From “Nonhuman Networks: Latour and Beyond,” Levi Bryant, Collin College and Jamie Sky Bianco, University of Pittsburgh
- The knife edge of the present (Bryant)
- Representation can not give any re-presentation (Bryant)
- In ooo, parliament is a form that makes things public (Bryant)
- Using the body to know (Bianco)
- Reclaim garbage as aesthetic (Bianco)
From “Mapping the Humanities: Place, Big Data, and the Geocoded World,” Jenny Rice, Matthew Zook, Matt Wilson, Jeremy Crampton, and Stephen Davis, University of Kentucky
- What do places want from writing?
- Inventories and descriptions of space can generate discourse, but cannot generate an experience of space
Abridged Reading List
Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things.
Brooke, Collin G. “Discipline and Publish: Reading and Writing the Scholarly Networks.”
Cyphert, Dale. “Learning to “Yo!”: Synchronicity and Rhythm in the Creation of a Public Sphere.”
Latour, Bruno. The Modes of Existance Project
Luhmann, Niklas. Social Systems.
McCullough, Malcolm. Ambient Commons.
Stewart, Kathleen. Ordinary Affects.
Phelps, Louise W. Composition As a Human Science: Contributions to the Self-Understanding of a Discipline.
Rice, Jeff. “Networked Assessment.”
Ulmer, Gregory. Heuretics: The Logic of Invention
Wilder, Colin. The Republic of Literature.