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Towards a Digital Epistemology

Aesthetics and Modes of Thought in Early Modernity and the Present Age

Authors: Ingvarsson, Jonas

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  • Presents the notion of digital epistemology
  • Argues that early modern aesthetic practices can be productively related to expressions in digital culture
  • Merges media archaeology with digital humanities research
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This book explores the concept of digital epistemology. In this context, the digital will not be understood as merely something that is linked to specific tools and objects, but rather as different modes of thought. For example, the digital within the humanities is not just databases and big data, topic modelling and speculative visualizations; nor are the objects limited to computer games, other electronic works, or to literature and art that explicitly relate to computerization or other digital aspects. In what way do digital tools and expressions in the 1960s differ to the ubiquitous systems of our time? What kind of artistic effects does this generate? Is the present theoretical fascination for materiality an effect or a reaction to a digitization? Above all: how can early modern forms such as the cabinets of curiosity, emblem books and the archival principle of pertinence contribute to the analyses of contemporary digital forms?

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Jonas Ingvarsson is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature, Digital Humanities and Editorial Practices at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the author of books and articles on posthumanism and culture, media archaeology and digital epistemology. He is currently heading a research project on the history of literary criticism, combining discourse analysis with text mining and big data analysis.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Digital Epistemology
Book Subtitle
Aesthetics and Modes of Thought in Early Modernity and the Present Age
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56425-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56425-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56424-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 140
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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