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Day of DH 2009-2011 -- David Robey, Oxford University, UK
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DH is all about freedom.  Humanity is the producing animal (Marx) or the symbol-using animal (Kenneth Burke).   The humanities have always studied what people create in the realm of freedom.  The whole point of putting things in the digital realm is the freedom it gives us, to turn the physical into symbols that we can manipulate as freely as in a video game.   You might not find anyone in the academy more concerned with freedom than digital humanists.    -