Typecasting the digital humanities

The carnival of digital-humanities metacommentary takes a curious and compelling turn in Daniel Anderson‘s Waves, a screencasting remix of blog posts using captured keystrokes and cut-and-paste, text autocomplete, and a collage of videos.

The piece features (very much inter alia) the interactive documentary and metaLAB touchstone Welcome to Pine Point and the text of a blog post by yours truly. I’m not sure what the conclusion is, but I find the texture of the piece energizing and evocative—and I like the mantra-cum-manifesto offered by Anderson, who is professor of rhetoric and Director of Studio for Instructional Technology and English Studies at UNC Chapel Hill: “you don’t study digital composing, you perform it.” —via Amanda French.