a review of Scott Malcomson, Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web (OR Books, 2016) by Richard Hill ~ The implicit premise of this valuable book is that “we study the past to understand the present;… Read More ›
Reviews and analysis of scholarly books about digital technology and culture, as well as of articles, legal proceedings, videos, social media, digital humanities projects, and other emerging digital forms, offered from a humanist perspective, in which our primary intellectual commitment is to the deeply embedded texts, figures, themes, and politics that constitute human culture, regardless of the medium in which they occur.
By Michelle Moravec ~ Author’s note: this is the written portion of a talk given at St. Joseph University’s Art + Feminism Wikipedia editathon, February 27, 2016. Thanks to Rachael Sullivan for the invite and Rosalba Ugliuzza for Wikipedia data culling!… Read More ›
By Jürgen Geuter ~ The relationship of government and governed has always been complicated. Questions of power, legitimacy, structural and institutional violence, of rights and rules and restrictions keep evading any ultimate solution, chaining societies to constant struggles about shifting… Read More ›
a review of Frank Pasquale, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015) by Nicole Dewandre ~ 1. Introduction This review is informed by its author’s specific standpoint: first, a lifelong experience… Read More ›
a review of N. Katherine Hayles, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis (Chicago, 2012) by R. Joshua Scannell ~ In How We Think, N Katherine Hayles addresses a number of increasingly urgent problems facing both the humanities in… Read More ›