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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 343–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and discrimination. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 algorithms American poetry data profiling race In the neoliberal data age, discrimination is regarded as not only excusable but prudent. Credited with taking personal responsibility, consumer-citizens are lauded as discriminating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... called the Latent Dirichlet Allocation algorithm, of which they say they are using one of the simplest versions ( Goldstone and Underwood 2014 , 9n10). We will take their word for this, Alan Sokal be damned. 3 For two of many critical takes on Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature , see Corry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
...” may mount a “resistance to reading” in the very forms of reading their algorithms have produced and reward, while also ferociously monetizing the kinds of interactivity that may once have promised some measure of real fulfillment. Do data analytics represent one mode of both the subsumption...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
...—grow up, go to MIT, and join an “interdisciplinary research team” that develops a computer algorithm “that would take any amino acid sequence and predict exactly how it would fold up” (355): In such a vat, people might create molecules to do anything. The team found itself staring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... of an influential contemporary expo- nent of Darwinism who treats the biologist’s theory of evolution as speaking 474 Gertrude Stein’s Lively Habits to a blind, predictable mathematical algorithm of genetic variation, see Daniel Dennett. 14. See for example The Descent of Man, where Darwin puts...