• Pliny: Four perspectives

    Author(s):
    John Bradley (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Research, Methodology
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    GSLIS Metadata Roundtable
    Meeting Org.:
    GSLIS, University of Illinois
    Meeting Loc.:
    Urgana-Champaign, Illinois
    Meeting Date:
    21 July 2010
    Tag(s):
    Practice-Led Research, Annotation, Digital humanities research and methodology
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/rtrm-w477
    Abstract:
    The presentation focused on four ways in which the Pliny project was a research project: (1) Pliny is a piece of software that I developed over the past few years as a kind of thought-piece about tools for humanities scholarship, including and Engelbartian approach to considereng some of the potential that arises out of developing software that supports annotation and notetaking for the Humanities; (2) Pliny is a device to help think about some aspects of what interpretation is about in the humanities, and draws on works in Computer Science and Social Sciences; (3) Pliny provides a way of thinking about software development for humanities tools that promotes interaction between tools and exposing a way of thinking about connecting DH software tools (say, a text mining environment) with personal scholarly interpretation; (4) Pliny was a kind of "practice-led" research where the research came out of the construction of the Pliny software prototype. The end of the presentation described ways in which the Pliny Project was failing in its mission to engage the digital humanities.
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    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial

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