University of Victoria
Jentery Sayers
Spring 2015


Seminar Notes: Meeting 3 (Permanence + Ephemerality)

Before we discuss “The Enduring Ephemeral, or the Future Is a Memory”, let's quickly review Manovich's five principles of new media. And then during our discussion, let's focus on the following remarks that Chun makes in her article:

Where are there overlaps and tensions between how Chun and Manovich approach new media?

Elsewhere, in "Media Studies and the Digital Humanities," Tara McPherson writes:

And in "Why Are the Digital Humanities So White?" she writes:

Why make these arguments right now? What are the ostensible benefits of McPherson's suggestions? Why might we be reluctant or skeptical?


How are new media studied as scholarly objects, and how are they integrated into modes/means of scholarly production?

How can we make arguments about mediation through new media, and to what effects on our expectations of scholarly communication?

How and under what assumptions do we approach new media as historical material? For instance, when and why does it matter that we are studying digital versions of analog/print materials? Or what assumptions motivate references to "source" code?