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Making Things and Drawing Boundaries - Experiments in the Digital Humanities

edited by Jentery Sayers
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University of Minnesota Press
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“I Don’t Know All the Circuitry” | Jentery Sayers   1

Part I. 
Making and the Humanities
   1. The Boundary Work of Making in Digital Humanities
     | Julie Thompson Klein   21
   2. On the “Maker Turn” in the Humanities | David Staley   32
   3. Vibrant Lives presents The Living Net   42
   4. A Literacy of Building: Making in the Digital 
     Humanities | Bill Endres   44
   5. Project Snapshot: MashBOT   55
   6. Making Humanities in the Digital: Embodiment and Framing 
     in Bichitra and | P. P. Sneha   57

Part II. 
Made by Whom? For Whom?
   7. Making the RA Matter: Pedagogy, Interface, and Practices
     Janelle Jenstad and Joseph Takeda   71
   8. Reproducing the Academy: Librarians and the Question 
     of Service in the Digital Humanities | Roxanne Shirazi  86
   9. Looks Like We Made It, But Are We Sustaining Digital Scholarship?
     Chelsea A. M. Gardner, Gwynaeth McIntyre, 
     Kaitlyn Solberg, and Lisa Tweten   95
   10. Full Stack DH: Building a Virtual Research Environment 
     on a Raspberry Pi | James Smithies
   11. Project Snapshot: Mic Jammer   115
   12. The Making of a Digital Humanities Neo-Luddite
     Marcel O’Gorman   116
   13. Made: Technology on Affluent Leisure Time   128
   14. Reifying the Maker as Humanist | John Hunter, Katherine Faull, 
     and Diane Jakacki   130
   15. All Technology Is Assistive: Six Design Rules on 
     Disability | Sara Hendren   139

Part III. 
Making as Inquiry
   16. Thinking as Handwork: Critical Making with Humanistic 
     Concerns | Gabby Resch, Dan Southwick, Isaac Record, 
     and Matt Ratto   149
   17. Project Snapshot: Bibliocircuitry and the Design of the Alien 
     Everyday, 2012–2013   162
   18. Doing History by Reverse Engineering Electronic Devices
     | Yana Boeva, Devon Elliott, Edward Jones-Imhotep, 
     Shezan Muhammedi, and William J. Turkel   163
   19. Electronic Music Hardware and Open Design Methodologies 
     for Postoptimal Objects | Ezra Teboul   173
   20. Project Snapshot: Glitch Console   185
   21. Creative Curating: The Digital Archive as Argument
     Joanne Bernardi and Nora Dimmock   187
   22. Reading Series Matter: Performing the SpokenWeb Project
     | Alexander Flamenco, Lee Hannigan, and Aurelio Meza   198
   23. Project Snapshot: Loss Sets   205
   24. Dialogic Objects in the Age of 3D Printing: 
     The Case of the Lincoln Life Mask | Susan Garfinkel   206

Part IV. Making Spaces and Interfaces
   25. Feminist Hackerspaces: Hacking Culture, 
     Not Devices (the zine!) | Amy Burek, Emily Alden Foster, Sarah Fox, and 
     Daniela K. Rosner   221
   26. Project Snapshot: Fashioning Circuits, 2011–Present   232
   27. Making Queer Feminisms Matter: A Transdisciplinary 
     Makerspace for the Rest of Us | Melissa Rogers  234
   28. Project Snapshot: Movable Party   249
   29. Disrupting Dichotomies: Mobilizing Digital Humanities 
     with the MakerBus | Kim Martin, Beth Compton, and Ryan Hunt   251
   30. Project Snapshot: Designs for Foraging: Fruit Are Heavy, 2015–2016   257
   31. Experience Design for the Humanities: Activating Multiple 
     Interpretations | Stan Ruecker and Jennifer Roberts-Smith   259
   32. Project Snapshot: AIDS Quilt Touch: Virtual Quilt Browser   271
   33. Building Humanities Software That Matters: The Case of Ward 
     One Mobile App | Heidi Rae Cooley and Duncan A. Buell   272
   34. Placeable: A Social Practice for Place-Based Learning and 
     Co-design Paradigms | Aaron D. Knochel and Amy Papaelias   288
   35. Making the Model: Scholarship and Rhetoric in 3D Historical 
     Reconstructions | Elaine Sullivan, Angel David Nieves, 
     and Lisa M. Snyder   301

Part V. Making, Justice, Ethics
   36. Beyond Making | Debbie Chachra   319
   37. Making It Matter | Jeremy Boggs, Jennifer Reed, 
     and J. K. Purdom Lindblad   322
   38. Ethics in the Making | Erin R. Anderson and 
     Trisha N. Campbell   331

Acknowledgments   343

Contributors   345