“Digital Humanities: A Media Ecology”
A lecture by Kim Knight
November 3, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room
The Digital Humanities operates as a dynamic ecology that includes humanities computing, (new) media studies, technology studies, and digital pedagogies. Like any ecology, the field is dynamic and unpredictable, resulting in both challenges and opportunities. Knight’s talk will take us on a tour of the various landscapes of the ecology, showcasing a range of projects and their relation to traditional Humanities research. Her talk will reveal the benefits of cultivating the field as ecology, including its impact on scholarly publishing and the public role of the Humanities.
Kim Knight is a graduate of both our undergraduate and graduate programs at CSUN. She is now Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas, Dallas. Her research and teaching interests center on technology and social media in relation to art, identity, politics, and education. Her current research project is entitled Media Epidemics: Viral Structures in Literature and New Media. Knight is a reviewer for Digital Humanities Quarterly, has been an active participant in The Transliteracies Project, and is an editorial member of The Agrippa Files: An Online Archive of Agrippa (a book of the dead).
This lecture is generously supported by the CSUN Distinguished Visiting Speakers program.