I am a a doctoral student in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I split my time between reading incredibly dense texts that make little sense to me and a vibrant home life that includes an Italian greyhound and a mostly-dachshund, at least seven unfinished knitting projects, and a rather healthy addiction to running for 45 minutes at a time.
My first contact with the algorithmic world was through Zork in the early 1980’s on my friend Greg Donohoe’s Macintosh Classic. It is surprising that I am able to write any code at all, and chalk any computer ability up to the fact that I learn languages pretty easily. As long as I tell myself it’s a language and not a symbolic mathematical system, I’m set. The minute any math happens, I used regress to my second-grader self, crying helplessly because I couldn’t understand borrowing. Now, I seek out the mathematical in the humanities, and think a lot, but not very successfully, about the mathematical and ethical implications of humanities computing.
Zeros and Ones,