Player Piano: Mechanizing the Humanities

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James Smith
MITH, University of Maryland
@jgsmith
MITH Conference Room
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
12:30 pm

Using music and imagery, James Smith considers what it means to compute the humanities. From recognizing faces to understanding music to reading text, the pace at which we experience media impacts how we understand it. The speed with which we compute determines how we interpret our computation, from simply pushing buttons to get a particular result to creating works of art. How can we elevate the computer to be a participant in our own artistic and humanistic endeavors?

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