"All data is credit data"; or, on Close Reading as a Reciprocal Process in Digital Knowledge Environments

  • John C. Hunter Bucknell University
Keywords: online privacy, close reading, machine reading


 This paper argues that the reciprocal nature of digital networks means (1) that the privacy issues that we face online are not radically different from those of the pre-internet era and (2) that we need to reconceive close reading as an activity of which both humans and computer algorithms are capable.

Author Biography

John C. Hunter, Bucknell University

John Hunter is associate professor of Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA USA 17837. Email: jchunter@bucknell.edu