[Humanist] 25.862 one question

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Mar 30 07:07:48 CEST 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 862.
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  [1]   From:    orlandi at rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it                          (11)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?

  [2]   From:    Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>                  (11)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?

  [3]   From:    lachance at chass.utoronto.ca                                (16)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?

  [4]   From:    peter jones <h2cmng at yahoo.co.uk>                          (20)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question? Conceptual Space(s)


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        Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:56:08 +0200 (CEST)
        From: orlandi at rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?
        In-Reply-To: <20120329053203.D9AEA27987A at woodward.joyent.us>

> If you had to choose one question whose pursuit is or could be central
> to the digital humanities *and* would engage research in the greatest
> number of other disciplines, what would that be? I do not mean technical
> matters such as better retrieval mechanisms, image analytics, encoding
> structures and the like, which I would think are really for computer
> science, rather a question in the humanities that is or could be central
> to the digital humanities.

Simple. It is a question which is BOTH a humanities AND
(as you say) a technical question, viz.: what is
computation?

Cordially, Tito Orlandi

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Tito Orlandi  (olim Univ. di Roma La Sapienza)
Centro Linceo Interdisciplinare Beniamino Segre - Roma
Hiob Ludolf Zentrum (Asien-Afrika-Institut, Univ. Hamburg)
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Roma
http://rmcisadu.let.uniroma1.it/~orlandi



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        Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:56:30 +0100
        From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel at ualberta.ca>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?
        In-Reply-To: <20120329053203.D9AEA27987A at woodward.joyent.us>

Great question. Here is my candidate:

How might we think?

Yours,

Geoffrey R.



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        Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:53:04 -0400 (EDT)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question?
        In-Reply-To: <20120329053203.D9AEA27987A at woodward.joyent.us>

Willard

One question:

How can computers be used to understand cross-modal processing (auditory
and visual) of textual objects?

It may not be a central question but it does have the potential of
touching upon a number of disciplines.


Francois Lachance
Scholar-at-large
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance



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        Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 17:12:10 +0100 (BST)
        From: peter jones <h2cmng at yahoo.co.uk>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.861 one question? Conceptual Space(s)
        In-Reply-To: <20120329053203.D9AEA27987A at woodward.joyent.us>


My question would be (is):


If each discipline can lay claim to 'threshold concepts' (those concepts that lie at that discipline's core - what students must master) then is there a ('grand'?)* conceptual space such that the overlap across and the distinct conceptual boundaries between disciplines would be exposed?


Background sources:

Gärdenfors, P. Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought, Cambridge; 2000.

Threshold Concepts Conference:
http://www.nairtl.ie/index.php?pageID=27&eventID=310 

*Influence of emerging Giant Global Graph & Semantic Web


Peter Jones
Lancashire
UK
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