[Humanist] 30.813 hands on

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Mar 8 07:18:28 CET 2017


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 813.
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        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:23:31 +0100
        From: Tim Smithers <tim.smithers at cantab.net>
        Subject: Re:  30.811 hands on
        In-Reply-To: <20170307064907.AC6898A82 at digitalhumanities.org>


Dear Willard,

My doctor told me 

  A hands-on making a day 

  keeps the dualism away.

-- Tim

> On 07 Mar 2017, at 07:49, Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
> 
>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 811.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> 
>  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (23)
>        Subject: the popularity of 'hands on'
> 
> --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------------
>        Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2017 06:31:23 +0000
>        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>        Subject: the popularity of 'hands on'
>        In-Reply-To: <20170305064957.57C098588 at digitalhumanities.org>
> 
> As Editor of Humanist I take particular interest when a topic proves 
> quite popular. 'Hands on' has been among the most recently 
> comment-provoking topics. One reason for this is likely to be that there 
> are a number of people here who have had their hands on making things 
> with computers (though the Raspberry Pi et al. haven't been mentioned, 
> alas, except by implication in Gabriel Egan's note a while back). 
> Another reason could be that having hands on the humanities by means of 
> computing has special and wide appeal. A friend recently proposed 
> renaming digital humanities "digital semiotics", a term with strong 
> appeal, I'd think, though perhaps too much in the head.
> 
> How difficult it is to avoid the mind/body dualism, however false and 
> pernicious we may think it is. As an undergraduate discovering 
> calligraphy (at Reed College) was a revelatory experience because, I 
> remember thinking, it provided a way to bring the two together, to work 
> out their mutual affinity and allow the rest to take its course. But 
> then, by then, I had had many years of experience coding :-).
> 
> Yours,
> WM
> -- 
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
> Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney
> University and North Carolina State University; Editor,
> Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)




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