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Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities: Volume 2 Coming Soon

In the humanities, the field of “social knowledge creation” has helped define how social media platforms and other collaborative spaces have shaped humanistic critique in the twenty-first century. The ability to access and organize information and people has been profoundly liberating in some online contexts, but social media also presents many issues which come to light in the often-overlapping domains of politics, media studies, and disinformation. While these countervailing influences are all around us, the essays collected in this volume represent a humanistic ethics of generosity, compassion, and care. Social knowledge creation refreshingly returns to humanist values, emphasizing that people matter more than networks, facts matter more than opinion, and ideas matter more than influence. As a result, the speed and scale of digital culture has challenged humanists from many disciplines to more clearly define the values of education, collaboration, and new knowledge in pursuit of human justice and equality. In short, online culture has presented a new opportunity to define how and why the humanities matter in the age of social media.

AARON MAURO is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Brock University in the Centre for Digital Humanities. He teaches on topics relating to digital culture, natural language processing, and app development. He has published articles on U.S. literature and culture, which have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Mosaic, and Symploke among others. He has also published on issues relating to digital humanities in Scholarly and Research Communication, Digital Studies and Digital Humanities Quarterly. His forthcoming monograph is called Cybersecurity and the Humanities.

 

 

In the humanities, the field of “social knowledge creation” has helped define how social media platforms and other collaborative spaces have shaped humanistic critique in the twenty-first century. The ability to access and organize information and people has been profoundly liberating in some online contexts, but social media also presents many issues which come to light in the often-overlapping domains of politics, media studies, and disinformation. While these countervailing influences are all around us, the essays collected in this volume represent a humanistic ethics of generosity, com...

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book Details

  • Page Count:

    514 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2021

  • Publisher:

    Iter Press
  • Series:

    • New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 8

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