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DTC 560: Final Post

I believe that it is fairly telling that when I first walked into our 560 course, there is no way that I would have believed that my final Scalar project was a digital humanities project.

While I came to WSU planning to pursue the DTC certificate, my understanding of the digital humanities was limited. I have been interested in creating and analyzing digital texts since I was an undergraduate, and my understanding of the digital humanities really did not extend beyond that tool-centered mindset. Of all the early readings, Tara McPherson’s “Why Are the Digital Humanities So White? or Thinking the Histories of Race and Computation” really blew my initial idea of DH out of the water, and eventually became the foundation for the approach to my Scalar project.

While I do specifically call on McPherson’s theorization of lenticular logics in my Scalar project, I actually believe her work to de-neutralize and historicize digital technologies had a broader influence on my work for this course…

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