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Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities

Volume 2

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.

524 pages | 37 color plates, 5 halftones, 42 figures | 6 x 9

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Table of Contents

The Influence of Social Media on the Humanities
Aaron Mauro

Part 1
The Page: Its Past and Future in Books of Knowledge
Christian Vandendorpe
Digital Radio and Social Knowledge Creation in the Humanities
John F. Barber
Collocating Places and Words with TopoText
Randa El Khatib
Open Source Interpretation Using Z-axis Maps
Alex Christie, with the INKE and MVP Research Groups
“Digital Zombies in the Academy”: At the Intersection of Digital Humanities and Digital Pedagogy
Juliette Levy

Part 2
Projects to Pedagogy: On the Social Infrastructure of Consortial Collaboration in Digital Scholarship
Jacob Heil and Ben Daigle
Rethinking Social Knowledge Creation in the Liberal Arts: The History and Future of Domain of One’s Own
Martha Burtis, Nigel Haarstad, Jess Reingold, Kris Shaffer, Lee Skallerup Bessette, Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris
Waste at the Temple of Knowledge: A Personal Reflection on Writing, Technology, and the Student Public to Come
Erin Rose Glass
Reassembling the Bacon: Crowdsourcing Historical Social Networks in the Redesign of Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
John R. Ladd
Shaping New Models of Interaction in Open Access Repositories with Social Media
Luis Meneses, Alyssa Arbuckle, Hector Lopez, Belaid Moa, Richard Furuta, and Ray Siemens
Social Knowledge Creation in the Digital Humanities: Case Studies
Cara Marta Messina, Sarah Connell, Julia Flanders, Caroline Klibanoff, and Sarah Payne

Part 3
Open Social Scholarship Annotated Bibliography
Randa El Khatib, Lindsey Seatter, Tracey El Hajj, and Conrad Leibel, with Alyssa Arbuckle, Ray Siemens, Caroline Winter, and the ETCL and INKE Research Groups

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