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Data mining as literary criticism

December 18, 2009

At THATCamp, I will be displaying Distant Readings I (text visualization, 2009), an installation that explores the aesthetics of data mining.  “Distant reading” is the term invented by the literary critic Franco Moretti to mean the opposite of “close reading,” which is the very focused analysis of the elements of a single text.  With “distant reading,” Moretti means […]

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