An Account of Randomness in Literary Computing

Modern Language Association (Boston)
January 3, 2013
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133. Reading the Invisible and Unwanted in Old and New Media

5:15–6:30 p.m., The Fens, Sheraton

Presiding: Lori A. Emerson, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

1. “Apple Macintosh and the Ideology of the User-Friendly,” Lori A. Emerson

2. “OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and the Vestigial Aesthetics of Machine Vision,” Zach Whalen, Univ. of Mary Washington

3. “Lost in Plain Sight: Microdot Technology and the Compression of Reading,” Paul Benzon, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

4. “An Account of Randomness in Literary Computing,” Mark Sample, George Mason Univ.

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