Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 107. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-06-13 23:29:02+00:00 From: Francois Lachance
Subject: Third Spaces Willard, I am often intrigued by the details that surface in parataxis. One recent example is from the acknowledgments to Warren Sack's _The Software Arts_ where he makes special mention of the spots he worked in while composing his book. [quote] Many of the pages I have written have been composed next to the Centre Pompidou at the Café Beaubourg in Paris and on Pacifica Avenue in Santa Cruz at Lulu Carpenter's. I thank the respective owners and staff of these two cafés for their hospitality and their production of third spaces with food, drink, and just the right balance of social interaction and isolation. [/quote] The shoutout marking the material conditions of production resonates with a passage found later in the introduction about "computational participation": [quote] "Computational thinking," promoted by the US National Science Foundation, the website code.org, supported by a coalition of largely corporate concerns, and other educational initiatives deploy a discourse of computation-as-thinking so abstract that it seems to apply to everything but refers to nothing in particular. Nevertheless, thinking is always about something, and it is always thinking with other people[*] [*] Computer science educator Yasmin Kafai suggest that we consider "computational participation" as a more appropriate framework instead of "computational thinking," for exactly this reason. See Yasmin B. Kafai and Quinn Burke, _Connected Code: Why Children Need to Learn Programming_, John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014). [/quote] While transcribing this passages for Humanist, I am intrigued about the history and potential of third spaces in digital humanities. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ François Lachance Scholar-at-large Wannabe Professor of Theoretical and Applied Rhetoric http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance https://berneval.hcommons.org to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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