The Digital Humanities: An Accidental Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[Submitted by Adam Foster] Past blogs[1] I’ve written have argued there is an inherent politics to academia. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze’s notion of State philosophy – that is to say, a philosophy that renders the thinker“a strictly dependent organ with an autonomy that is only imagined yet is sufficient to divest those whose job it […]

The Political Aesthetics of Digital Humanities Environments

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[Submitted by Adam Foster]             My previous blog for INKE (See “Policing The State of Scholarship” [1]) conceived of scholarship and academia as being akin to a state, with strict laws, rules, regulations and norms akin to modern civilization; only certain things are allowed, and one must adhere to the rules of society. To elect […]

The Predicament of Coded Language

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[submitted by Marc Muschler] Over the course of the last several weeks I have attempted to code a modular adapter for NewRadial. Adapters are what make NewRadial work so efficiently; they allow for communication between NewRadial and a database by converting the responses received from a web service into the native format that NewRadial utilizes. […]

Policing Of The State of Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[submitted by Adam Foster] One of the most progressive aspects of studying humanities in the digital era is that the potential for complete access to all scholarship exists. Ventures such as Worldcat and Zotero seek to catalogue the entirety of scholarly manuscripts and articles, and make them accessible to any scholar. This seems like a […]

NewRadial and the Digitization of Scholarship

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[submitted by Marc Muschler] INKE’s ongoing investigation into the digitization of scholarly material has led to some interesting conclusions regarding the nature of scholarship and its future within electronic environments. This is particularly pertinent in relation to programs like NewRadial, which facilitates the visualization of this data in an electronic format. Roger Schonfeld recently released […]

Topography and/(or) Narrative in The Work of Scholarship

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[Submitted by Adam Foster] As a researcher for INKE’s Modelling and Prototyping division, a great deal of what has guided my work has been a critical attitude towards the idea of narrative in scholarship. But why be critical of narrative? Before that question can be answered, it is important to be clear what narrative means […]

A City-based Model for Topographical Thinking

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[Submitted by Adam Foster] This model has two direct influences, and those are Gilles Deleuze and Sim City 4.  Bridging the notions of space presented in these seemingly disparate sources offers the possibility for an exciting new model for engaging in criticism. In A Thousand Plateaus, Deleuze (and Guattari) argue for the binary of interiority […]

A Reconsideration of Edges

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Marc Muschler] Edges are the connections that can be made within the NewRadial environment which visually demonstrate a relationship between nodes and allow for users to comment on that relation. They are a fundamental aspect of NewRadial through their generation of discourse between users, but this is complicated by the utilization of critical […]

INKE’s Modelling and Prototyping As Nomad Thought

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping

[Submitted by Adam Foster] After having talked about the rhizome and its relationship to the act of scholarship in my last blog post, I wish to move on to what I think are the consequences of using it are; or, in other words, the shift in thinking that I would argue the rhizome engenders. To […]

The Narrative Dilemma of NewRadial

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Blog, Modeling/Prototyping, Projects

[Submitted by Marc Muschler] In his most recent blog post, Adam Foster brings to light the idea of cartography in relation to the NewRadial engine and how the program can be utilized to essentially map one’s way through the critical scholarship of a particular field to visually represent an argument or discussion. This is an […]

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