Data vs. Capta

Hello, all,

Here is Johanna Drucker’s piece, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display,” that I mentioned in class.

In her abstract, Drucker argues that ” the concept of data as a given has to be rethought through a humanistic lens and characterized as capta, taken and constructed.” In doing so, I feel that she helps to establish what is unique about humanities computing–that it is not computer science and humanistic study on different sides of the same coin, but rather an integration of concepts from both disciplines.

http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/1/000091/000091.html

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  1. (Martha) Joy Rose

    Riveting! Thank you so much for sharing- This really helps me process some of the concepts from Steve Jones yesterday and other issues I’ve been grappling with. There is most certainly a varying lenses through which each of us see the world and that affects our “data.” (interpretation) ~ MJR

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