Scalable Reading

dedicated to DATA: digitally assisted text analysis

...the broad circumference
Hung on his shoulders like the Moon, whose Orb
Through Optic Glass the Tuscan Artist views
At Ev’ning from the top of Fesole,
Or in Valdarno, to descry new Lands,
Rivers or Mountains in her spotty Globe.
(Paradise Lost, 1. 286-91)

Monthly archive March, 2015

Best Buy and Curation en passant

I went to Best Buy to reduce the clutter of remote controls in my living room and simplify my life. Logitech’s Harmony may be the answer. Cheap it isn’t, but then ‘cheap’ and ‘simple’ are hardly synonyms–witness the very simple and very expensive white KPM china of the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. I paused at the...

From Shakespeare His Contemporaries to the Book of English

 Introduction and Summary This is a report about “Shakespeare His Contemporaries”  of SHC, my project for creating an interoperable digital corpus of plays that in addition to Shakespeare’s include most of the plays written within a generation before and after his active career as a playwright. Its keywords are “query potential”, “digital surrogate”, “algorithmic amenability”, and...