chapter  26
Turning Practice Inside Out
Digital Humanities and the Eversion
BySteven E. Jones
Pages 7

What William Gibson called the “eversion of cyberspace”—its turning inside out—provides a context for understanding the emergence of the new digital humanities (DH) around 2004–2008. Digital humanities practice has both contributed and responded to the eversion. What was once understood as a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data that we move through and interact with every day, a new perspective that calls on DH practice to engage the social, locative, embodied, and object-oriented nature of our experience in the networked world.