Andrew Piper is William Dawson Scholar and associate professor of German and European literature at McGill University. He is the director of .txtLAB, a digital humanities laboratory at McGill and author most recently of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (Chicago).
Richard Jean So is an assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Chicago Text Lab. He specializes in critical and computational approaches to the study of modern US culture. His book, Transpacific Community: America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network, is forthcoming from Columbia UP.
Matthew Sims is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Chicago. He serves as the research developer for Culture After Computation, contributing extensive experience in information extraction and natural language processing. His scholarship examines the relationship between American literature and the history of computing.
Nasr Maswood is the research assistant for Culture After Computation. He is a junior at the University of Chicago, majoring in Computer Science. He helps perform a number of essential tasks for the project, including web scraping, data parsing and analysis. He has extensive expertise in all of these areas, as well as other CS-related work.
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