From Digital Humanities to Speculative Computing

Johanna Drucker

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Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226165073
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226165097 | DOI:
From Digital Humanities to Speculative Computing

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This chapter discusses the differences between digital humanities and speculative computing. It explains that the early character of digital humanities was formed by concessions to the exigencies of computational disciplines and humanists played by the rules of computer science and its formal logic. Speculative computing, on the other hand, is a set of principles through which to push back on the cultural authority by which computational methods instrumentalize their effects across many disciplines.

Keywords: digital humanities; speculative computing; computational disciplines; computer science; computational methods; cultural authority

Chapter.  6044 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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