RECOMMENDED: Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities 1

Josh Honn (Northwestern University) presented a talk last week at Western University titled, “Never Neutral: Critical Approaches to Digital Tools & Culture in the Humanities” (paper is availableĀ here). Honn continues recent discussions of cultural criticism in DH, examining “how the critical curation of digital tools can lead to a cultural critique of a hegemonic Silicon Valley ideology, and a productive self-criticism within the digital humanities.”

Honn ultimately urges the digital humanities to slow down and make a dedicated effort to understand how technology works, calling on librarians especially to “take into consideration the multiplicities of human acts, meanings, and ideologies that we embed into our digital tools.”

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Jolie Braun, Natalie Bulick, Elizabeth Gushee, Justin Schell, and Krista White (Editors-at-large for the week), Caro Pinto (Editor for the week), and Zach Coble and Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib Review Editors).

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