The Culture Gabfest discusses the Los Angeles Review of Books’ interview series.

The Culture Gabfest Reviews the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Interview Series

The Culture Gabfest Reviews the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Interview Series

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May 26 2016 1:54 PM
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Technology Ate My Humanities Homework

The Culture Gabfest discusses pros and cons of the digital humanities.

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In March, the Los Angeles Review of Books began an interview series with leaders and critics of the budding and seemingly contradictory digital humanities field. This week, Culture Gabfest hosts Stephen Metcalf, Laura Miller, and Julia Turner share their thoughts on the interview series and debate the value of digital humanitarians in academia.

What can we learn from hooking up patients to MRIs while they read Jane Austen? Can this intersection of computer science and the humanities save unemployed English majors around the world, or is it threatening the essence of the humanities? Keep listening to hear what they think.

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