Knowledge Machines Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities

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New book of interest:

Eric T. Meyer and Ralph Schroeder,  Knowledge Machines Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities (MIT Press, 2016), https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/knowledge-machines

In Knowledge Machines, Eric Meyer and Ralph Schroeder argue that digital technologies have fundamentally changed research practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Meyer and Schroeder show that digital tools and data, used collectively and in distributed mode—which they term e-research—have transformed not just the consumption of knowledge but also the production of knowledge. Digital technologies for research are reshaping how knowledge advances in disciplines that range from physics to literary analysis.