On Thursday, 3 November at 4:00 the Center for the Digital Humanities will be sponsoring a talk by Kim Knight (a graduate of the English Department) on “Digital Humanities: A Media Ecology”. Although this is not our normal class time, I hope you all can come. The talk will take place in the Oviatt Library, Presentation Room. Further details will be posted soon.
For now, here is a summary of her talk and a brief biography:
The Digital Humanities operates as a dynamic ecology that includes humanities computing, (new) media studies, technology studies, and digital pedagogies. Like any ecology, the field is dynamic and unpredictable, resulting in both challenges and opportunities. Knight’s talk will take us on a tour of the various landscapes of the ecology, showcasing a range of projects and their relation to traditional Humanities research. Her talk will reveal the benefits of cultivating the field as ecology, including its impact on scholarly publishing and the public role of the Humanities.
Kim Knight is Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas, Dallas. Her research and teaching interests center on technology and social media in relation to art, identity, politics, and education. Her current research project is entitled Media Epidemics: Viral Structures in Literature and New Media. Knight is a reviewer for Digital Humanities Quarterly, has been an active participant in The Transliteracies Project, and is an editorial member of The Agrippa Files: An Online Archive of Agrippa (a book of the dead).