As Luck Would Have It: Discovery in the Digital Age
Deb Verhoeven, Director, HuNI
September 19, 2017 · 12:00 pm—1:20 pm · B Floor, Firestone Library
Center for Digital Humanities
Public Workshop: As Luck Would Have It: Discovery in the Digital Age
Discovery and innovation in humanities research, has traditionally rested on researchers making serendipitous connections
by meandering along knowledge trails and proposing unexpected conceptual links. Emerging digital research tools are producing even richer
opportunities for connectivity in the humanities but are often designed for efficient information retrieval rather than serendipitous discovery.
Interrogation techniques based on networked information models or collection visualisations as well as more general discovery tools offer
promising new avenues for discovery but don’t always align with approaches to the production of knowledge used by humanities scholars. This
workshop will engage participants in a computational platform specifically designed to co-create a new and imaginatively revised “ordering” of the world.