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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesDigital Humanities

Approach to technology and the digital ecosystem to understand how they impact in all humanistic fields, and what are the possibilities offered by technology applied to the field of humanities.

You may not yet know that you are probably a digital humanist already. Accepting the maxim that Humanities will or will not be digital, we intend to point out how digital processes today are already a naturalized reality and that for this reason, sometimes, they even become invisible, complicating their understanding and analysis. Hypertext or the theory of social networks; the most viral processes through memes or gifs, the practice of remixing, the transmedia phenomenon, Twitter bots, gamification and the rise of data visualization, are interesting strategies and resources that you can implement in your discipline, but maybe you haven't stopped to think that all of them are also explained thanks to phenomena such as massive digitization, datafication, the logic of network circulation, the rise of software development and the adaptation and development of technological infrastructures.

In this subject, we propose you create a dialogue between the most playful and practical part of digital reality, with cultural and artistic examples that explain the changes and transformations that technology brings, with a more critical approach that allows you to identify the main characteristics of digital society, to understand its logic, adapt to changes, and implement its strategies in your branch of knowledge.


Learning Objectives


  • Understand and analyze the transformations that the use of digital technology has caused in the field of Humanities.
  • Orient yourself in the space of the media ecosystem and become familiar with the main issues around the creation and circulation of digital content.
  • Identify and relate popular digital phenomena with examples from art, literature and culture to establish dialogues between the two.
  • Develop a critical spirit that allows us to contextualize contemporary phenomena.

Contents of the Subject

Digital Humanities

  • 1. Introduction and organization of the subject and the group.
  • 2. What are DH and why are you already a digital humanist?
  • 3. Research projects in the field of Humanities. Case study.
  • 4. Internet, hypertext, networks and electronic textuality.
  • 5. Datafication (Data vs Narrative).
  • 6. Data visualization.
  • 7. Digitization and projects for institutions. Libraries and Heritage (I).
  • 8. Digitization and projects for institutions. Platforms and e-learning (II).
  • 9. Strategies of digital creation. The transmedia phenomenon.
  • 10. Post-digital ecosystem. Augmented reality.
  • 11. From objects to processes. Interactivity, gamification and participatory audiences.
  • 12. Rights and licenses. Culture and free software.
  • 13. The remix and post-production.
  • 14. Critical approaches.
  • 15. Closing session of the subject. Case studies.

Professor

LS Professor of Digital Humanities

Laura Sánchez Gómez