The Rhetoric of Disruption

Date: June 6, 2016 ·Views: 6486 ·Posted in: Digital Edition

by Meg Worley

I started out hating the title of this volume. Disruption has a special place in the mythology of my native land of Silicon Valley: Every startup promises disruptive technologies that will change the industry forever, and “Don’t think outside the box — blow up all the boxes!” is

Lowriding Through the Digital Humanities

Date: January 6, 2016 ·Views: 9267 ·Posted in: 2016 MLA Position Papers, Digital Edition

by Annemarie Perez

Note: The title of this piece is shamelessly borrowed from Barbara Noda’s “Lowriding Through the Women’s Movement,” a piece which creatively addresses the power a group made up of women of color could have on individuals during the women’s movement. It was published in the classic, This Bridge

Computer Vision as a Public Act: On Digital Humanities and Algocracy

Date: January 6, 2016 ·Views: 4938 ·Posted in: 2016 MLA Position Papers, Digital Edition

by Jentery Sayers

Computer vision is generally associated with the programmatic description and reconstruction of the physical world in digital form (Szeliski 2010: 3-10). It helps people construct and express visual patterns in data, such as patterns in image, video, and text repositories. The processes involved in this recognition are incredibly

Universal Design and Its Discontents

Date: January 6, 2016 ·Views: 11163 ·Posted in: 2016 MLA Position Papers, Digital Edition

by Rick Godden and Jonathan Hsy


Our online position paper is a two-headed reflection on disability and universalism in the fields of Digital Humanities (DH) and Universal Design (UD). One of the authors, Richard H. Godden, considers how particular experience of disability shapes his use of media and also informs his reactions

Race as “Disruptive Innovation” for Restorative Social Justice in DH: Virtual Heritage and 3D Reconstructions of South Africa’s Township Histories

Date: January 6, 2016 ·Views: 4050 ·Posted in: 2016 MLA Position Papers, Digital Edition

by Angel David Nieves

This précis is part of a forthcoming essay in Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel, Disrupting Digital Humanities (New York: Punctum Books, forthcoming). This is published here as part of the MLA 2016 (Austin) panel presentation, “Disrupting the Digital Humanities: New Radical Publics.” Do not copy or quote without