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UCLDH guest speaker: Willard McCarty, 'What does Turing have to do with Busa? In celebration of the centennary plus one of Roberto Busa's birth'

Start: Mar 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM

We sometimes act as if the two -- the odd Englishman who invented digital computing and the formidable Italian who in the standard account began digital humanities -- were remote strangers to each other as much in thought as they were in life. In this talk I argue for their cognitive if not spiritual brotherhood. I argue that the coming together of digital computing machinery and traditional humanistic questions could be more obviously and more fully a bi-directional transformative collision with deeply fructifying outcome if only we ceased treating those two great progenitors as alien to each other.