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The language of new media
"In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses
Trending: The Promises and the Challenges of Big Social Data
Since its formation in 2008, NEH Office of Digital Humanities has been systematically creating grant opportunities to help humanists work with large data sets to address how "big data" changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences.
Software Takes Command
Offering the the first theoretical and historical account of software for media authoring and its effects on the practice and the very concept of 'media,' Lev Manovich develops his own theory for this rapidly-growing, always-changing field.
The Practice of Everyday (Media) Life: From Mass Consumption to Mass Cultural Production?
The explosion of user-created media content on the web (dating from, say, 2005) has unleashed a new media universe. (Other terms often used to refer to this phenomenon include social media and
Database as Symbolic Form
The article discusses the connection between theComputer's ontology - the way the computer's organisation of data represents the world - and the new cultural forms privileged by computer culture such as database and considers the works of such filmmakers as Peter Greenaway and Dziga Vertov as part of the tradition which can be called 'database cinema'.
The poetics of augmented space
How people experience spatial forms when they are filled in with dynamic and rich multimedia information; spaces such as shopping or entertainment areas or other spaces where various information can be accessed wirelessly are discussed.
Zooming into an Instagram City: Reading the local through social media
The affordances provided by the Instagram interface are analyzed and the ways this interface and the application’s tools structure users’ understanding and use of the “Instagram medium” are analyzed.
The Science of Culture? Social Computing, Digital Humanities and Cultural Analytics
This article discusses the characteristics of two of the main approaches of research related to the study of broad data bases: Social Computing and Digital Humanities. It shows how these perspectives
Understanding scanlation: how to read one million fan-translated manga pages
Using computational techniques, the first project in digital humanities which uses digital image analysis and visualization for the study of a massive image collection - one million manga pages is presented.
Selfiecity: Exploring Photography and Self-Fashioning in Social Media
User-generated visual media such as images and video shared on Instagram, YouTube and Flickr open up fascinating opportunities for the study of digital visual culture and thinking about the