My definition of digital humanities is the application of digital technology that provides humans more information about topics such as history and society One site that Professor Urban shared with us that supports my personal definition of digital humanities is the Guantanamo Public Memory Project. In the Guantanamo Public Memory people online can comment and share their stories about the Guantanamo so interaction among humans is showcased.The ability for interaction is important because it allows us to be able to express our opinions and views about that topic.For example Facebook ,a popular social media site, asks its users the question Whats on your mind?. By asking that question Facebook is encouraging its users to speak on anything from politics, religion, music, etc. whatever they want to share with other users. It shows that the opinions we have does matter because we are being asked to participate in conversation.
Digital humanities provides people with opportunities to learn old ideas in a new way.For example because of digital humanities someone can learn more about the Sistine chapel and actually experience and see the Sistine chapel in your own living room. http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/index_sistina_en.htm. Digital humanities provides that visual experience that can not be duplicated in a text.