Computation and Culture in the Era of Digital Media: a transdisciplinary roundtable

Date Range
Wed October 5th 2022, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)
Building 160, Wallenberg Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 160, Stanford, CA 94305
Wallenberg 433A

How do recent developments in Natural Language Processing (NLP), particularly in the area of large language models, challenge existing disciplinary specializations, practices, and boundaries? How does it change how we understand culture, literature and communication? How might future advances in NLP change our relationship to language, narrative, meaning, and one another?

A transdisciplinary roundtable will consider these questions and more. The roundtable will feature:

  • Mark McGurl, Albert Guérard Professor of Literature, Stanford University
  • Xiaochang Li, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Stanford University
  • Richard Jean So, Associate Professor, Department of English, McGill University
  • Diyi Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University

Moderated by Will Fenton, Associate Director of Research at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis.

The conversation will take place at the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis in Wallenberg 433A.

Informal reception to follow.