Digitizing is questioning, or else Professor Willard McCarty

Digitizing is questioning, or else Professor Willard McCarty

Digitizing is questioning, or else Professor Willard McCarty Kings College London staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/ ~wmccarty/ Long Room Hub Lecture Series, Trinity College

Dublin, 16/4/08 2 1. The problem 2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say 5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse 7. An improvisational companion to criticism?

3 Herbert Simon, untitled lecture notes, Operations Research Society of America meeting, 14 November 1957 4 Not a menial tool but a telescope of

the mind that may change our outlook. Times Literary Supplement, 27 April 1962 5 Globe and Mail, 16 November 1965

Scientific American, May 2001 6 7 www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P32 44/ www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=

9547 8 Next step is to be truly imaginative Scholars primary involvement is with the creative act

Reorganizati on of thinking for the new age Computers and the Humanities 1 (1966: 3-6) 9 the problem is our

limited conceptu al framewor k and the unexamin ed concept of text Our range of

vision has not been enlarge d Computers and the Humanities 11 (1978): 211-15 10 11

1. The problem 2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say 5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse 7. An improvisational companion to criticism? 12 Computers and the Humanities 11

(1978): 211-15 In Companion to Digital Humanities, ed. Schreibman, Siemens and Unsworth (Blackwells, 2004) 13 1. The problem 2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say

5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse 7. An improvisational companion to criticism? 14 Keyword-in-context concordancer 15 Relation

al database diagram A typical ontology diagram Literary concepts & their interrelations expressed in software

16 Commentary in an annotation tool 17 Traces of stylistic features from a statistical analyzer 18

On-screen output from a keyword-incontext concordancer Phrasal concordance to the Bible, 16C 19 9C glossed ms of

Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii (Leiden 48) Annotated scholarly article using Pliny 20 Relational database diagram of entites, attributes and relationships

Cosmological diagram showing the Great Chain of Being 21 1. The problem 2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say 5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse

7. An improvisational companion to criticism? 22 Modelling relations internal logic Formal/ abstract

system Based on Rosen 2000: 159 and Geertz 1993/1973: 93. modelling of Natural system/ artefact

internal logic modelling for 23 Improvisatio nal modelling internal logic

Formal/ abstract system Various temporary construals ? 24 1. The problem

2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say 5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse 7. An improvisational companion to criticism? 25 Computational analogy of

mind: human brain cells grown in tissue culture on a Motorola 68000 chip Judy Trogadis, Toronto Western Hospital, 1985 26 1. The problem

2. Lessons of history, 1957-1989 3. The matchmakers tasks 4. What the tools say 5. Turning to confront the context 6. Bridging discourse 7. An improvisational companion to criticism? 27 IVANHOE

Scotts original text Possibl e Ivanhoe s Various players 28

133, 759Dsq) Odo Cluniacensis, Dialogus de musica (late 10C), Synopsis 4 (Migne, Vere, inquam, magistrum mirabilem mihi dedisti, qui a me factus me doceat, meque docens ipse nihil sapiat. Imo propter patientiam et obedientiam sui eum maxime amplector; cantabit enim mihi

quando voluero, et numquam de mei sensus tarditate commotus Indeed, I say, you gave me a verberibus velmaster, iniuriis wonderful who made by me teaches me, and teaching me cruciabit. ?

himself knows nothing. Rather I embrace him in submission and obedience; truly he will play to me when I wish, and never will he torment, with floggings or blows, the thoughts that move slowly from me. 29

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