Plenary 3

Saturday 14:00 - 15:30

High Tor 2

Chair: Michael Pidd


  • Matthew Gold

The City University of New York

How do we make sense of texts -- especially those networked texts written in collaborative form with and through social media -- at a moment when our words are both inscribed on local hard drives and consigned to the “cloud”? What new forms of control and surveillance do such cloud-based infrastructures make possible, and what kinds of collectivities do they write into being? To what extent can we see such large-scale textual corpora as spaces for agency and for algorithmic exploration and play? What are the problems, processes, and possibilities of the modern, text-based cloud, and to what extent should DHers explore them?