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Transcendental Data

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226486956
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226486970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0009
Transcendental Data

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This chapter, which provides a critical analysis of the technological terms of the postindustrial institutions led by knowledge work business, views such techno-logic through the lens of other participating institutions that, while increasingly colonized by postindustrial principles, offer an alternative perspective. The specific institutional perspective it brings to bear is that of the humanities and arts in the academy. Members of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Text Encoding Initiative, for example, have long had a hand in developing or adapting text encoding standards, and, in the last decade, major digital text and image archives at East Coast centers of humanities computing in the United States (such as Brown University and the University of Virginia) have proved the sophistication and robustness of text encoding for literature.

Keywords: knowledge work; humanities; arts; Computers and Humanities; Text Encoding Initiative; text encoding; digital text

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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