Turning Practice Inside Out

Digital Humanities and the Eversion

Authored by: Steven E. Jones

The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138844308
eBook ISBN: 9781315730479
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315730479-27

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Abstract

What William Gibson called the “eversion of cyberspace”—its turning inside out—provides a context for understanding the emergence of the new digital humanities (DH) around 2004–2008. Digital humanities practice has both contributed and responded to the eversion. What was once understood as a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data that we move through and interact with every day, a new perspective that calls on DH practice to engage the social, locative, embodied, and object-oriented nature of our experience in the networked world.

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