[Humanist] 23.389 metaphors, roles, constructions
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 389.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 20:48:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Francois Lachance <lachance at chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Metaphors, Roles, Disciplinary constructions
In an effort to enrich the discussions about disciplinary activity in the 21st century, I turn to a book published late in the last century: _Internet Dreams: Archetypes, Myths, and Metaphors_ edited by Mark Stefik.
Stefik presents four metaphors:
digital library (The Keeper of Knowledge)
electronic mail (Communicator)
electronic marketplace (Trader)
digital world (Adventurer)
I wonder how these map out, if they do, onto the various roles assumed by the players who sustain and
publicize the work of humanities computing.
Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
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