Theorists and Theory

Theorists and theory

Links relating to Alan Liu, Michel Foucault, and to the Digital Humanities and how they are changing (for better or worse) the academic and cultural landscape

Alan Liu– Digital Humanities and Academic Change:
http://liu.english.ucsb.edu/digital-humanities-and-academic-change-cambridge-u/

Alan Liu– Where is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities?:
http://liu.english.ucsb.edu/where-is-cultural-criticism-in-the-digital-humanities/

The Digital Humanities (an insider’s perspective):
http://www.samplereality.com/2011/05/25/the-digital-humanities-is-not-about-building-its-about-sharing/

The Digitization of the university and of knowledge (a critique):
http://www.edu-factory.org/wp/about/

Alan Liu– The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226486990

Technology journalist Marc Parry explores the Google Books project and how it might impact learning and the university:
http://marcparry.org/articleschegoogle/

Michel Foucault– Prison and Surveillance:
http://www.humanities.uci.edu/mposter/books/Chp4.html

Foucault’s methodology of history (from a philosophy PhD who blogs about Foucault):
http://foucauldians.blogspot.com/2007/12/foucaults-historical-method.html

Foucault and a very young Noam Chomsky debating power and freedom (English and Danish subtitles):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kawGakdNoT0

Deluze on Foucault:
http://books.google.com/books/about/Foucault.html?id=ywgy9PAoVS4C

Conversation between Deluze and Foucault:
http://foucaultblog.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/foucault-and-deleuze-conversation-online/

Sparks Notes on Foucault’s Archeology of Knowledge:
http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/arch

A few links about Foucault and his connections (or lack thereof) to Structuralism:
http://foucault.info/Foucault-L/archive/msg04994.shtml
http://inputs.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/foucault-quote-for-january-2009/
http://www.amazon.ca/Michel-Foucault-Beyond-Structuralism-Hermeneutics/dp/0226163121

A quote from legendary football coach Vince Lombardi on (as Foucault would put it) the “problematic of the origin”:
http://www.quotes.net/quote/1373

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