As part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016), the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto, in collaboration with the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, is pleased to present “Digital Humanities: a critical perspective on a global phenomenon” a lecture by Domenico Fiormonte, Università Roma Tre. The discussion will be moderated by Paolo Granata, University of Bologna, Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto.
This lecture offers a critical introduction to the core technologies underlying the Internet from a humanistic perspective. It provides a cultural critique of computing technologies, by exploring the history of computing and examining issues related to writing, representing, archiving and searching. The book raises awareness of, and calls for, the digital humanities to address the challenges posed by the linguistic and cultural divides in computing, the clash between communication and control, and the biases inherent in networked technologies.
Domenico Fiormonte teaches Sociology of Communication at the Department of Political Sciences of the University of Roma Tre. His research interests include digital humanities, digital philology, social and cultural criticism of digital media. His latest book is The Digital Humanist. A critical inquiry (Punctum 2015) with T. Numerico and F. Tomasi.