"Shakespeare and the Book" seminar
exceptions -- how to read them?
"ENTAILMENT" -- Michael Witmore and Jonathan Hope on genre; genre "entails" certain pronouns
Nehemas, "Writer Text Work Author" -- alternative to Foucault's "What is an Author?"
Puttenham on parentheses
"Shakespeare and the Cut" plenary
Bruce Smith, "Rethinking the Cut in an Age of Distraction
- fetishizing cuts today
- omissions only became 'cuts' in 1670s; 18c 'cut' becomes established term, perhaps because of editions
- film gave the term new currency
- need a phenomenology of cutting: perception, materials/technology, aesthetics
- Smock Alley promptbooks, late 17c, Dublin; G. Blakemore Evans argument about them
- cutwork in construction of Shx mss
- "seamed" -- Cavendish uses this term as a metaphor for writing plays
- importance of cutwork in costumes
- Burroughs -- Shakespeare cut-ups; Los Angeles Museum of Art (most cuts have already been processed/typed up)
- difference-making engine of cutting
- not adaptation but displacement; projective, not retrospective
- "On Algorithmic Theatre"
"The Way We Think Now: Shakespearean Studies in the Digital Turn" panel
- using Frances Yates, thinking about Camillo's theatre of memory as proto-digital knowledge structure
- Camillo -- sense of loss; attempting to recapture fluency of thought; Camillo prefigures virtual sense of the past -- digital virtualizations/visualizations can do the same
- "simulation of a sense of the past"
- frequent failure of digital media to achieve epiphanic fluency of thought -- resurgence of Camillo
- artificial memory performs the gaps in the original
- glitchiness -- "almost but not quite being there" of theatre history
- Rothko restoration through projection: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/05/a-light-touch-for-rothko-murals/
- Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: http://sixdegreesoffrancisbacon.com/
- Jacob Moreno -- sociogram; history of social network visualizations
- "intellectual history of thinking the relation"
- Arendt -- study of human condition is also a study of social networks that produce that condition
- Hope and Witmore -- "buckets"; more fluid categories of relationality
- what relations do we want to count, categorize, compare?
- John Wilkins -- language through relations
- wearable electric technology at end of 19c -- Trouvé
- possible this stick pin never did what it said it would - eyes roll, jaw snap
- lab prototyping this pin
- Trouve may have been first to remediate telegraph sounder into jewelry
- doing similar making with born-digital materials is harder; lacks opaqueness of materiality
- Trouve's skull pin "has no digital vernacular"
"Form, Complexity, and Computation" seminar
"how do we operationalize certain effects?" -- how to turn back from corpus-wide perspectives back to specific moments
Augmented Criticism Lab: http://acriticismlab.org/
computer as "unsupervised system"
Early Modern Print: Text Mining Early Printed English: http://earlyprint.wustl.edu/
Carl Stahmer -- feature point extraction in image matching in EBBA; actually using text matching from extracting feature points when you search -- automatically extracted info from feature points and keywords added by users; essentially turning images into text
Mike Witmore -- thought experiment: MRI brain scan while reading a play; can it show it's a comedy? better than a computer analysis?