About

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,

Courtney Lawton

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello My Dear! HAD to write immediately……..just wondering, though, if one needs to spell cerrectly to dialogue with you! Congrats on the endeavour! Will read what you write later when I can actually focus on it! Blessings. Constance

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