Well- it happened. I talked about computers in front of people who know things about computers. Anxious as I was, I hope a few decent thoughts came out. I briefly explained what got me into making twitterbots and how I consider the play of language to be a remarkable facet of the internet. I like twitterbots because I like jokes and I like grammar.
What fascinates me about DH in general and what these sorts of experiments reveal to me:
- how so much of computing is predicated on the structure of language
- how readers can fluidly reconcile errors and synthesize meaning
I hope you enjoy my slides.