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The YouTube Generation

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble employs evidence of racism and sexism in search results to argue that search algorithms are reinforcing and propagating already present stereotypes and institutional racism of minority groups and … Continue reading

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The Colonizer and the Colony

With a name like New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy I was expecting a rather boring theoretical outlook on the field of Digital Humanities.  I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find concise arguments over the … Continue reading

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Human Computers

“The History of Humanities Computing” by Susan Hockey was a concise and digestible history of the Digital Humanities including a clear start point with an engaging story of Father Robert Busa’s struggle “to make an index verborum of all the … Continue reading

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Humanity, Colorblindness, and Modes of Control

Kim Gallon’s Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities challenges fundamental understandings of humanity. Gallon asks for scholars of the humanities to consider “humanity as a social construction and subject to change over time and place.” Central to this … Continue reading

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Black Digital Humanities

From what I can gather, Black Digital Humanities is a space where we can explore questions of black humanity as it relates to the digital domain. My main questions stem from where, exactly, African American Studies and digital humanities intersect. … Continue reading

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