The New Media: Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities in Text

The Digital Humanities showcase human behavior, speech, images, and interaction through digital communication. This includes all of social media. It is the use of digital mediums to get your information out in cyber space. The Guantanamo Bay Public Memorial blog provided an excellent example of Digital Humanities. It has a a balance of photos and information to get to help the reader further absorb the information.The photos of the children were specifically chosen to involve the reader in the experience. The impact you get after seeing the images proves that digital humanities is so important in providing information. Each post could be commented on to further engage the reader and to add another voice to the discussion. The post is not information was not just limited to the blog post because the comments provided more thought and insight.

On the contrary, this blog uses digital media to offer a different prospective on what it is to be at Guantanamo Bay. It gives us the opportunity to get a first hand view of what the average person would see if they were to visit. “Inside Guantanamo Bay, ” an article by Bob Strong on Photographers Blog exemplifies Digital Humanities. It offers the blogger to tell about their experience in Guantanamo Bay. The photographs offer the reader a chance to see Guantanamo first hand. It creates a more personal sharing experience and it gives the reader a better idea of what the  blogger went through. why?

With the access of digital media today we can get an inside look at what life was like as a prisoner of Guantanamo bay. The video below shows you how one survives in an infamous prison.

Using digital media to get to know someone and understand their life is extremely important in broadening your intellectual understanding of the world today. Without using this new form of media, stories like these would be buried in a book on the shelf,lost among the other millions of texts.


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