Over the weekend I launched Ring Log, which is simultaneously a critique of surveillance culture and a parody of machine vision in suburbia. In the interactive artist statement I call Ring Log an experiment in speculative surveillance. “Speculative” in this context means what if? What if Amazon’s Ring doorbell cams began integrating AI-powered object detection…

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Given the years, the money, expertise and energy we’ve spent on creating and managing archaeological data archives, the relative lack of evidence of reuse is a problem. Making our data open and available doesn’t equate to reusing it, nor does making it accessible necessarily correspond to making it usable. But if we’re not reusing data,…

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Early this summer, we (authors Brandon and Amanda!) planned a post about job search materials, but finishing up the draft got delayed by several weeks. In the intervening time, a small Twitter debate on the subject of academic job advice occurred, and we ended up holding off this post for a few months while discussing…

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Embedded in the (digital) archive are structures of power. The Native American Petitions Dataverse shifts those structures by attributing authorship to tribal and Native individuals in hundreds of colonial and early American era petitions and memorials. However, is attributing authorship the sole responsibility of those curating digital collections? And even more simply, how does one…

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Today is the Global Climate Strike. I don’t know how anyone can look at the world around them and not be worried about how the climate is changing and how we are not taking action to prevent disaster. About a year and a half ago I started thinking more seriously about the relationship between libraries…

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Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until September. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great semester! A very big thank you goes to our dedicated community of volunteer editors-at-large for being so generous with their time and expertise. This semester’s editors-at-large included: Jessica Dauterive, LaQuanda Walters Cooper, Greta Swain, Jajwalya Karajgikar, R. J….

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