Tag: technoscience

Engagement in the Digital Humanities

Proposals for HASTAC 2017, were due on April 17th. I wrote one, and submitted it.

I wasn’t happy with it. Wouldn’t it be nice if every time we wrote a proposal we felt confident? Well, that is not the case here.

I find that I write proposals in one of two ways. In the first way, I write about the research I am doing. In the second, I write about something I want an excuse to investigate more closely. Obviously, the second approach has its problems. Proposals are much more nebulous and far less clear on outcomes and ideas. Yet, I find that it can also really help me to open up my approach and focus on areas that I wasn’t directly engaged with before. I like having that opportunity.

I feel that my proposal for HASTAC was a bit more of the second than the first. Regardless of what happens, I want to use this space to hash out my ideas a bit more with the warning that this is still very much a thought exercise in progress.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how digital rhetoricians talk about and use digital technology. How do …


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