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The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets: An Introduction

The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets: An Introduction THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL METHODS FOR COMPLEX DATASETS: Our call in early 2015 for discussions of digital methods for `complex data' drew a range of responses, from fields of study including library and information science, informatics, literary studies, English, and computer science. This focus on methods rather than datasets, technical infrastructures, or theoretical possibilities was deliberate. Digital methods1 like those discussed in this issue cross disciplinary boundaries, but the ways in which they are applied and the questions they serve in constructing and interrogating complex datasets potentially allow a multiplicity of insights into the possible futures of digital research. The projects discussed here, and those presented in the wider discourse within digital humanities and related fields, are crafted and constructed through the choices of disciplinary frameworks as much as technical platforms or the choice of team members. We initiated this call as an attempt to understand where complexity intersected with the digital humanities; in their essays, authors drew on methods from fields such as new media and software studies, science and technology studies as well as the digital humanities to provide suggestions and insights into our shared disciplinary future. Initially, we drew the desire to discuss complexity from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing Edinburgh University Press

The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets: An Introduction

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2016
Subject
Special Issue: The Future of Digital Methods for Complex Datasets; Historical Studies
ISSN
1753-8548
eISSN
1755-1706
DOI
10.3366/ijhac.2016.0155
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Abstract

THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL METHODS FOR COMPLEX DATASETS: Our call in early 2015 for discussions of digital methods for `complex data' drew a range of responses, from fields of study including library and information science, informatics, literary studies, English, and computer science. This focus on methods rather than datasets, technical infrastructures, or theoretical possibilities was deliberate. Digital methods1 like those discussed in this issue cross disciplinary boundaries, but the ways in which they are applied and the questions they serve in constructing and interrogating complex datasets potentially allow a multiplicity of insights into the possible futures of digital research. The projects discussed here, and those presented in the wider discourse within digital humanities and related fields, are crafted and constructed through the choices of disciplinary frameworks as much as technical platforms or the choice of team members. We initiated this call as an attempt to understand where complexity intersected with the digital humanities; in their essays, authors drew on methods from fields such as new media and software studies, science and technology studies as well as the digital humanities to provide suggestions and insights into our shared disciplinary future. Initially, we drew the desire to discuss complexity from

Journal

International Journal of Humanities and Arts ComputingEdinburgh University Press

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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