Defining digital humanities might be an endless debate if we stick to the discussion about the boundaries of this concept as an academic “discipline”. In an attempt to concretely identify this field and its actors, this paper shows that it is possible to analyse them through Twitter, a social media widely used by this “community of practice”. Based on a network analysis of 2,500 users identified as members of this movement, the visualisation of the “who’s following who?” graph allows us to highlight the structure of the network’s relationships, and identify users whose position is particular. Specifically, we show that linguistic groups are key factors to explain clustering within a network whose characteristics look similar to a small world.
The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World
26 February 2020, 16:00 to 18:00
In this public seminar, Mikkel Flyverbom (Copenhagen Business School) will give a presentation on his recently launched book The Digital Prism: Transparency and Managed Visibilities in a Datafied World (Cambridge University Press), alongside Jennifer Pybus (King’s College London) and Clare Birchall (King’s College London) who will provide interventions around associated themes.
This event is part of an ongoing seminar series on critical inquiry with and about the digital hosted by the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. If you tweet about the event you can use the #kingsdh hashtag or mention @kingsdh. If you’d like to get notifications of future events you can sign up to this mailing list.
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