“Computation, Interpretation, and Mediation”
Join the Internet Cultures Working Group for a talk by Paul Kockelman on Friday, November 3 at noon in Loria, 190 York Street, room B51. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
In advance of the meeting, please read chapter 6 from The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation. For an electronic copy of the reading, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Internet Cultures is a teaching and learning initiative at Yale University that aims to 1) create a seminal advanced undergraduate and graduate-level course on the diverse histories, technologies, and cultural practices of the Internet, and 2) develop outreach and resource-sharing practices in the humanities for public high school students in New Haven, Connecticut.
Paul Kockelman is Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. He has undertaken extensive ethnographic and linguistic fieldwork among speakers of Q’eqchi’ (Maya) living in the highlands of Guatemala. His most recent book is The Art of Interpretation in the Age of Computation (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is also the author of The Chicken and the Quetzal: Portable Values and Incommensurate Ontologies in Guatemala’s Cloud Forest (Duke University Press, 2016), Language, Culture, and Mind: Natural Constructions and Social Kinds (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and Agent, Person, Subject, Self: a Theory of Ontology, Interaction, and Infrastructure (Oxford University Press, 2013).