DIGI 2305: Introduction to Digital Culture: September 2014 - April 2015
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Class schedule

Sep 8Introduction
Sep 10Introduction to Digital Humanities
Sep 15Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Smith, Martha Nell. “Democratizing Knowledge.” Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 26.5 (2005): 12-15. Print. online
Sep 17Introduction to Digital Humanities
• Unsworth, John. “What is Humanities Computing and What is Not?” Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie 4 (2002): 71-84. Print. online
Sep 22Media history: print and digital
• Wikipedia: “History of books
Sep 24Media history: print and digital
Sep 29Web 2.0
• Wesch, Michael. “The Machine is Us/ing Us” YouTube online.
Oct 1Digitizing the humanities
Oct 6Text analysis: introduction
Oct 8Text analysis: Google Tools
Oct 20Text analysis: OHCO model
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “What is Text Analysis, Really?” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 209-19. Print. online
Oct 22Text analysis: text encoding: XML
Oct 27Text analysis: text encoding: XML and TEIfirst assignmnet due
Oct 29Text analysis: text encoding: XML, TEI, and XSLT
Nov 3Text analysis: group project
Nov 5Text analysis: group project
Nov 10Text analysis: online tools
• Sinclair, Stéfan. “Computer-Assisted Reading: Reconceiving Text Analysis.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 175-84. Print. online
Nov 12Text analysis: online tools
Nov 17Text analysis: vector space model
Nov 19Text analysis: vector space model
Nov 24Text analysis: computational stylistics
• Craig, Hugh. “Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Print. <www.digitalhumanities.org/companion>. online
second assignment due
Nov 26Text analysis: further examples
Dec 1Review
Dec 3Mid-term test
Jan 12Digital identity
• Dominick, Joseph R. “Who Do You Think You Are? Personal Home Pages and Self-Presentation on the World Wide Web.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 76.4 (1999): 646-58. Print. online
third assignment due
Jan 14Social computing
Jan 19Social computing
• Lingel, Jessa. “The Digital Remains: Social Media and Practices of Online Grief.” The Information Society 29 (2013): 190–95. Print. online
Jan 21Social computing and text analysis
•Golbeck, Jennifer, Cristina Robles, Michon Edmondson, and Karen Turner. “Predicting Personality from Twitter.” Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing Boston, MA: 2011. 149–56. online
Jan 26Social profiling
The Numerati
Jan 28Social profiling
The Numerati
Feb 2Visualization
Feb 4Image analysis
Feb 9Image analysis
Feb 11Music analysis
Feb 23The study of digital games
• Rockwell, Geoffrey. “Gore Galore: Literary Theory and Computer Games.” Computers and the Humanities 36.3 (2002): 345-58. Print. online
fourth assignment due
Feb 25The study of digital games
Mar 2The posthuman
• Porush, David. “Post Media Human Modern: How Nature Was Finished When It Invented the Human Brain.” The Yearbook of English Studies 37.2 (2007): 146-63. online
Mar 4The posthuman
RoboCop (1987)
Mar 9Social profiling and posthuman
Mar 11Social profiling and posthuman
Mar 16Digital pedagogy
• Martinez, Monica. “Teacher Education Can’t Ignore Technology.” Phi Delta Kappan 92.2 (Oct 2010): 74-75. online
Mar 18Digital pedagogy
• Graham, Robert D. “Smart Clickers in the Classroom: Technolust or the Potential to Engage Students?” CJAR: The Canadian Journal of Action Research 14.1 (2013): 3-20. online
Mar 23Hypertext
Mar 25Hypertext
• Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Transformation of Narrative and the Materiality of Hypertext.” Narrative 9.1 (Jan. 2001): 21-39. online
Mar 30Hypertext
• Jhave. Teleport: A tiny tale of inter-body tourism. 2006. bleuOrange 4 (2011). online
• Galand, Maxime. “name dropping.” bleuOrange 6 (2012). online
Apr 1Copyright and open accessfifth assignment due
Apr 8Review
Apr 13Review

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University