Is the Dove “Evolution” commercial a part of the Digital Humanities?
Artifact one is a part of digital humanities, because it is “expanding the reach and impact of knowledge in the Humanities disciplines”. This definition was found in page 7 of the Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0 reading. This artifact expands knowledge in the humanities discipline, because this video shows how advertisers make these billboards based on their understanding of human psychology. – Douglas
I would argue that this artifact is digital humanities. The video deals with altering a view of beauty to the highest extreme. I would argue that this concept falls under ethics, witch is a topic of the humanities. Using video to disassemble the process of the product in ethical question would easily fall under Digital Humanities. –Herbert
To be clear, Photoshop is the toolset used and can be used in a variety of ways just as a pencil can be used to solve math problems or to create a fine work of art. In this particular case Photoshop was used to make a lady look different to send a message regarding how we perceive beauty. On its own, using a program to alter reality is not digital humanities, but as soon as you pick it apart and use the picture to take a deeper look into gender binaries, one might be able to argue that this advertisement plays an integral role in digital humanities. – Joey