Co-director of the Culture After Computation Project, Richard Jean So, was interviewed by the LA Review of Books to discuss how digital methods are transforming the humanities. Interview here. In the interview, he talks about new ways of analyzing culture both within the academy and beyond in the age of big data and data science.
This past weekend I participated in an interview with Jeanette Kelly on the CBC to discuss our new work on using computers to predict bestsellers and prizewinning novels. In it I discuss the Devoir challenge in which local Quebec writers try to impersonate a bestseller using our data and our successful attempt at predicting this year’s Giller Prize winner that was foiled by my misjudgment of committee behaviour.
Here is a link to the interview.