Daniel C S Wilson
Daniel C S Wilson is a historian of science and technology and a senior researcher at The Alan Turing Institute, where he works in the computational humanities on the history and politics of data and machines. He makes use of both paper and digital archives, such as large collections of 19th-century maps and texts; he spends his time collaborating daily with software engineers, librarians and curators, including at the Science Museum
Working at scale: what do computational methods mean for research using cases, models and collections?
This essay gives an overview of how ‘scale’ operates as a keyword within digital humanities as well as a number of cognate fields, including History and English Literature as a way of exploring its possible implications for a computational approach to research on museum collections.