[A Digital Humanities Manifesto]
There are 29 separate points in the UCLA Digital Humanities Centre's manifesto but these stood out for me:
"The first wave was quantitative, mobilizing the vertiginous search and retrieval powers of the database. The second wave is qualitative, interpretive, experiential, even emotive. It immerses the digital toolkit within what represents the very core strength of the Humanities: complexity.Interdisciplinarity/transdisciplinarity/multidisciplinarity are empty words unless they imply changes in language, practice, method, and output.The digital is the realm of the open: open source, open resources, open doors. Anything that attempts to close this space should be recognized for what it is: the enemy."
Each paragraph has links to comments from readers too...quite a few are critical...but good for discussion (say hello Digital Cultures' students!!)