Ontologies of Datafication: An Ongoing History
This talk is related to the MLA panel, “The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Artificial Intelligence” and a recent virtual panel, “Victorian AI: A Call to Arms” (2023).
Lauren M.E. Goodlad is Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature Rutgers as well as the chair of Critical AI @ Rutgers and the editor of Critical AI, a new journal published by Duke University Press. She is the author of The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience as well as the co-editor of What Is and Isn't Changing: Critique After Post-Critique a December 2020 special issue of MLQ. Her work on AI-adjacent topics includes "Now the Humanities Can Disrupt AI," (an essay in Public Books co-authored with Samuel Baker), "A Study in Distant Reading: Genre and the Longue Durée in the Age of AI" (MLQ) and "Adapting College Writing for the Age of Large Language Models Such as ChatGPT" (co-authored with Anna Mills). She is the lead PI for Design Justice AI, a Mellon-CHCI Global Humanities Institute to take place at the University of Pretoria in 2024.
Light refreshments will be served.