Those excluded from the publishing industry can ultimately overwhelm its bigotry—if they all work together.
Tag: Digital Humanities
What are the most-assigned films in college classrooms? Three film studies professors talk about the rankings and what they mean.
If you play a videogame and you avoided or never met a particular queer character, did they exist in the game for you?
America’s premier literary magazine promises to offer a cosmopolitan view of the world beyond New York City. Does it deliver?
There has long been a fear that media only makes room for one Black writer at a time. But that’s always been difficult to prove—until now.
A fundamental truth about bestseller lists? They are not a neutral window into what the public is really reading.
What kind of world does Spotify—through its algorithmic sorting of millions of users’ desires, through our aggregated listening—produce for us to hear?
Industry is already using data to remake culture. To reverse the tide—to make culture more equitable—we need to decode that data for ourselves.
”When you work here, you work in the interest of the people in the community, not just your own personal goals.”
“What would it mean to create a sanctuary for all?”
We talk of “making discoveries” as if forming them out of clay. Yet, for Samuel Johnson, discovery is an action rather than an object.
The humanities have a replication crisis of monumental proportions: so many theories have never been adequately tested or validated.
Despite welcome diversification, literary culture is also becoming more tied to elite educational institutions, and more difficult to enter.
The Anthropocene has long been discussed in terms of hard science. What do the humanities have to teach about this human age?
While most American fiction focuses on national concerns, its high-end, prize-winning fiction looks around the globe. Why the divide?
If Cloud Atlas is any guide, one of the best ways to sound like a bygone novelist is to make your narrator sound like a racist.
What new cultural forms are developing in the vast universe of the internet? How can observers and scholars keep up with the accelerated pace of human creativity online?
Digitizing works of fiction by Black writers catalyzes history, so that it can build new futures.
Are our phones the bane of critical thought? Or might they be our latest texts to read and interpret—objects worthy of inquiry and analysis?
Big data shows that those fighting eviction today need not be constrained by today’s ideas or laws of property.