Over forty scholars from around the world have contributed to this collection. It builds on a successful series of workshops and lectures held over the past few years, under the auspices of the Digital Humanism Manifesto. All of the short chapters explore the rapidly developing relationships between people and digital technologies. Many of the contributors are computer scientists who are concerned about some of the directions being taken. These include loss of privacy, surveillance, and concentration of economic power in a small number of corporations.
My contribution is called Interdisciplinarity: Models and values for digital humanism. I explain differences between mono-, inter-, and trans-disciplinarity. To do so, I use examples from collaborations between computer scientists on the one hand and social science or humanities scholars on the other.
Some chapters will be translated into Spanish, and will be available on the website of Collateral Bits.