24 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2016
    1. In the digital humanities community, most projects are replete with collaborators, and resources are continually shared, reused, and remixed; yet even in such a context, data-mining methodologies stand out as being particularly dependent on collaboration.

      quite possibly the beauty(?) of digital humanities. Collaboration is essential.

    2. As rhetoric or practical criticism: “the examination of diction and syntax, rhythm and repetition, and the various figures of speech” (6) As philosophy or the “potential expression of truth and knowledge” (7)2 As art or a unique aesthetic construct—a form of discourse inherently other, of which the objective is the “pleasure of representation” and the “pleasure of recognition,” or the pleasure “of taking in impersonations, fictions, and language creations of others and recognizing their justice” (17) As “cultural production”—“for its political role, its exposure of the state of a given society” (9)

      just a personal tidbit: personally found this useful while planning out my final project on a digital visualization project of "Bartleby"

    3. “to explore both the nature of Stein’s art and certain wider questions about linguistic and literary meaning

      going off of Kate's comment, I think a 21st century Stein might possibly embrace the concept of "digital mapping" to explore literary meaning of novels.

  2. Apr 2016
    1. “[P]eople and machines are both embodied, and the specifica-tions of their embodiments can best be under-stood in the recursive dynamics whereby they coevolve with one another”

      what about in terms of the colloquial term "internet addiction". I could suppose that many people get too connected in the online world.

    2. In Second Life and in almost all massively multiplayer online role-playing games, such as World of Warcraft, fungible goods and ser-vices and currency (in Second Life, “Lindens”) can be purchased with dollars on eBay and can be exchanged across the border of the vir-tual world and the real world (Castronova)

      completely supports his argument made earlier - e.g. cyberspace being images of capitalism.

    3. n any session, you may have to consult maps and signs to know which building is the one you are looking for

      literally a "second world"

    1. Even the Wikipedia entry on The Sims also (as of this writing) notes that “It has been described as more like a toy than a game” (Wikipedia)

      I find it troubling calling "The Sims" a "toy", still more of an RPG in my opinion. All the quantifiable definitions of a "game" aside, I would still call it a game.

    2. But others would say that, while The Sims may have sold well, it is not a game. Rather, they say, The Sims is a “toy” or “simulation.”

      I fail to see the difference between RPGs and simulation games. It seems all the same to me

    3. The notion that we could have gotten similarly clubby, trying to exclude someone else’s work in new media, now seems repulsive

      sort of funny how "clique-y" the literary community is when it should be imperative to embrace new ideas and media

    4. the other is designed to employ the contents of net-work RSS feeds and web page

      sadly admit that I'm not quite aware of the purpose of RSS feeds

  3. Mar 2016
    1. really love the fact that Drucker calls the ebook qualities "kitsch-y". The animations are simulating physical books, but most ebook readers read them for convenience and sans the page turning etc.

    1. After this, nothing more could be said; though, indeed, Captain Delano could hardly avoid some little tinge of irritation upon being left ungratified in so inconsiderable a wish, by one, too, for whom he intended such solid services

      Even though Delano didn't participate in the slave trade, he did participate in the industry of sealing. Found this from NYU.edu website w which was called a "barbaric industry that fueled conspicuous consumption"


    2. superstition

      I found it interesting that Melville opted to not include Delano's passage about seamen's superstitions. I thought this added another dimension to Delano's persona.

    3. Marking the noisy indocility of the blacks in general, as well as what seemed the sullen inefficiency of the whites it was not without humane satisfaction that Captain Delano witnessed the steady good conduct of Babo.

      Interesting to see the overall attitude towards natives is similar in Delano's Narrative with senses of a "religious exceptionalism" and "blessing" them with their religious practices. A holier-than-thou sentiment when he mentions that the natives can now have an accomplished civilization from the white men.

  4. www.jstor.org.proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu www.jstor.org.proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu
    1. We most conveniently use paper and rejoice in the prin-ters; this way of writing is so easy that leisure is not more pleasant thanwork.”

      "rejoice in the printers" :/

    1. a lot of Barthes' comments, specifically about the "breaking down" of certain words, reminded me of Saussure and the concept of "sign, signified, signifier" model.

    1. This the negroes have since said; * * * that one of the ship-boys feeling, from Captain [pg 262] Amasa Delano's presence, some hopes of release, and not having enough prudence, dropped some chance-word respecting his expectations, which being overheard and understood by a slave-boy with whom he was eating at the time, the latter struck him on the head with a knife, inflicting a bad wound, but of which the boy is now healing; that likewise, not long before the ship was brought to anchor, one of the seamen, steering at the time, endangered himself by letting the blacks remark some expression in his countenance

      Seems that Melville is either critiquing white's attitudes of slaves and slavery or really good at perpetuating racist caricatures

    2. Captain Delano took to negroes, not philanthropically, but genially, just as other men to Newfoundland dogs

      these are extreme racist attitudes. I'm curious if Melville purposefully included these as a form of criticism of racist stereotypes or if he is mirroring racist attitudes from ignorance as a white male during his time.

    3. The whites, too, by nature, were the shrewder race. A man with some evil design, would he not be likely to speak well of that stupidity which was blind to his depravity, and malign that intelligence from which it might not be hidden? Not unlikely, perhaps. But if the whites had dark secrets concerning Don Benito, could then Don Benito be any way in complicity with the blacks? But they were too stupid

      totally confusing reasoning of thought here. Delano's comparisons of race are pretty paradoxical. He is sort of a racist -- but doesn't mind blacks, but still uses some racially-charged in the vernacular

    4. "You generalize, Don Benito; and mournfully enough. But the past is passed; why moralize upon it? Forget it. See, yon bright sun has forgotten it all, and the blue sea, and the blue sky; these have turned over new leaves.

      Delano appears to connect things through the trope of nature...here with Benito's attitude

    5. There is some one above.

      Delano alludes to the idea of a god

  5. Feb 2016
    1. By contrast, the open architecture of the World-Wide Web, which posits “a global distributed medium in which anyone can be a publisher, and a hypertext document structure in which it is trivial to jump from a newspaper article to an academic essay to an encyclopedia entry in a matter of seconds,” makes for a far more open system of annotation and discovery.[4]

      This is why it was(is) beneficial for the English department to consider courses with DH. It makes sense

    2. Annotation is of course far older than the web. For as long as there has been writing, there have been readers who follow along and “write back.”

      never thought of it this way, but valid point.

    1. socially computed reading may even experimentally deform literature to discover new truths about the significance of literature.

      interesting idea