Where Text and Code Collide: The Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series
Sponsored by the RIT Project for the Digital Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Gannett Endowment for the Humanities
Text and code translations in any digital practice are managed in marks, functions, and strings. But so much more happens in these domains of translation. Sophisticated and sublime.
We can ask how our computers interact with us, as we ponder the ways we interact with our computers. We now have access to digitized global cultural heritage materials, and interfaces for archives and collections once available on-site only. And we will experience art through hypertexts, digital repositories, and multimedia installations.
As the humanities intersect with sciences and technology-related fields, our engagement with the humanities in all areas becomes tech-savvy: archaeology, art history, classics, comparative literature, history, music, performing arts, philosophy, postcolonial studies, religious studies, theatre, and more.
Mew messages become possible, access becomes prioritized, and different information can be managed or ignored. When text collides with code we might describe a process of “awaking code and making language aware.”