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The Digital-Humanities Bust by Timothy Brennan

 The frequent appeal of DH to „crowdsourcing” and to „building user communities” in order to circumvent professorial authority sounds at first very democratic. But it has a dark side — weaponizing an already potent techno-discourse in the general culture and cutting the legs out from under innovative malcontents and nonconformists. The scattered aggregate of atomized individual contributions in supposedly „collaborative work” inevitably migrates to the safety of social norms. The crowd remains a crowd.

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