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WGS Intellectual Forum: Nick Montfort

Prof. Nick Montfort will present Gender and Computational Poetry. He will read from and discuss 2x6 (a multilingual collaboration with six others), Sea and Spar Between (written with Stephanie Strickland), The Truelist, and other computational poetry. Looking beyond how computers have reinforced rigid gender models, we will take up how computing can participate in a poetics that questions our cultural and individual stereotypes and assumptions. Montfort invites humanists and artists to explore computer programming in this way, offering the work he has done as free/open-source software -- for instance, for use in other literary and artistic projects or as examples for learning and for work in other directions.

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