To the top

Page Manager: Webmaster
Last update: 9/11/2012 3:13 PM

Tell a friend about this page
Print version

Digital Methods: Five Cha… - University of Gothenburg, Sweden Till startsida
Sitemap
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Digital Methods: Five Challenges

Chapter in book
Authors Bernhard Rieder
Theo Röhle
Published in Understanding Digital Humanities
Pages 67-84
ISBN 978-0-230-29264-2
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of publication Houndmills
Publication year 2012
Published at
Pages 67-84
Language en
Keywords Digital Humanities, Digital Methods, Big Data, Data Visualisation, Black-Boxing, Objectivity, Universalism
Subject categories Media and Communications

Abstract

While terms like ‘digital humanities’, ‘cultural analytics’, or ‘Web science’ are certainly buzzwords, there are many indicators for a ‘computational turn’ that runs deeper than a simple rise of quantitative or ‘scientific’ modes of analysis. Rich graphical interfaces, advanced visualisation techniques, and ‘fuzzy’ processing have led some of those who have held numbers, calculations, and computers at a safe distance for a long time to warm up to new computational possibilities. But what are we to make of all of this? If these new digital methods are more than just another set of tools in our arsenal, how do we deal with the more fundamental transformations that challenge established epistemological paradigms?

Page Manager: Webmaster|Last update: 9/11/2012
Share:

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?