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I'd say most people would agree that "digital humanities" extends to these institutions too, plus a whole host of amateur/non-academic writers/artists/etc applying digital tools to humanities problems.</li> <li>You can do "digital humanities" research on very old, old media. Text-mining (big keyword searches over old digitized texts) are the most noteworthy example.</li> <li>Academics don't always agree with industry people about what constitutes new media, or what kinds of new media are particularly interesting. Academics also don't always agree with each other about what constitutes new media, let alone what is/isn't a "media studies" approach.</li> <li>You can also take a very traditional, analog approach to studying new media: interviews, reviewing archives, doing content-based critique.</li> <li>Not all digital tools have the same "cred" in digital humanities. Whipping up PowerPoints, bar graphs, or Google searches aren't quite as big-time is writing code and creating new digital tools. (In an older era, this is analogous to the division between lit-theory people who'd glossed Paul de Man and Foucault and folks who were reading late-era Heidegger in German.)</li> </ul> <em>Replying to @<a href='http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/profile/jonvoss'>jonvoss</a>'s <a href="http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-827">post</a>:</em> </p> jonvoss on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-827 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:29:41 +0000 jonvoss 827@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Thanks for the feedback on this folks. I'm not coming from an academic perspective but of that of a technologist, so it's interesting to see that there are different definitions depending on where you're coming from, within academia, and also from various industries. Looking at it from outside of the academy, I see a lot of the overlap as well. However, it seems it can be argued that "digital humanities" may be limited to an academic pursuit. For instance, the NEH-ODH defines their mission this way: "Our primary mission is to help coordinate the NEH's efforts in the area of digital scholarship." "New media" may have academic implications, but it's certainly not limited to that sector. </p> kfitz47@gmail.com on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-826 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 23:55:12 +0000 kfitz47@gmail.com 826@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p><em>Replying to @<a href='http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/profile/mjboyce'>mjboyce</a>'s <a href="http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-825">post</a>:</em></p> <p>Sure, but I think what the question is after is the difference between "digital humanities" and "new/digital media studies." And I'm with Patrick here: they have different vectors of approach but so much overlap until thinking about conjunctions might be more productive. </p> mjboyce on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-825 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:28:38 +0000 mjboyce 825@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>Strictly speaking, isn't Digital Humanities a discipline of research and study, whereas New Media is an industry and category of technology? There is cross-over, of course, in that the one attends to and makes use of the other. </p> Patrick Murray-John on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-824 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:07:03 +0000 Patrick Murray-John 824@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>I think that there is a lot of overlap, in no small part because definitions here are very, very fuzzy -- fuzzy enough that I'd through Ed. Tech. into the Venn diagramming fun.</p> <p>I've seen "new media" used to describe just about anything on the web, and so it overlaps DH and Ed.Tech. Elsewhere, "new media" is a little more like A/V 2.0 -- knowledge of codecs, recording and conversion tools, best practices for audio and video on the web, etc. (N.B. I don't mean "A/V 2.0" in a disparaging way at all. We're not talking about filmstrips and setting up a VCR anymore!)</p> <p>It might be interesting to see <a href="http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/what-help-questions-are-you-asked-most-frequently">this thread about common help questions in a DH shop</a>. (Once we got on a role, it also got somewhat amusing a cathartic). The same questions come up in Ed. Tech. groups, and it's notable how many of them are about "new media" in one guise or another.</p> <p>So I'm clearly not giving info about a difference, but examples of how, healthily, I think, there's too much overlap to pursue a statement of difference. </p> kfitz47@gmail.com on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-817 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:05:49 +0000 kfitz47@gmail.com 817@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>I hope you'll forgive me for responding with a link rather than an answer, but I wrote about exactly this Venn diagram, as well as the institutional stakes involved in drawing it, <a href="http://www.plannedobsolescence.net/the-stakes-of-disciplinarity/">a while ago</a>. It's one take on what's a pretty knotty set of issues. </p> jonvoss on "What's the difference between Digital Humanities and New Media?" http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/topic/whats-the-difference-between-digital-humanities-and-new-media#post-816 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 23:43:03 +0000 jonvoss 816@http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ <p>What are the differences within and outside an academic context? Is there much overlap? </p>