[Milton-L] Digital Milton

Olin Bjork olin.bjork at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 13:01:25 EST 2018


Thanks to John Rumrich for seconding Hugh Richmond's recommendation of the
Digital Milton collection and for his kind words about my JLS article.  I'd
like to add that John also contributed to the collection and that my
article, titled "Selfridge's Milton: The Legacy of Pand(a)emonium in
Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence," is freely available at
http://www.literatureandscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BJORK-FINAL.pdf

Happy holidays,

Olin

Olin Bjork, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
University of Houston-Downtown





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> For those interested in the subject of *Digital Milton,* Olin Bjork (who
> also contributed to the collection referenced by Hugh Richmond, superbly
> edited by David Currell and Islam Issa), has had another fascinating
> article published, in *Journal of Literature and Science*.  It shows how
> Milton's *Pandaemonium* inspired the computer scientist Oliver Selfridge's
> Pandemonium, which is a model for some of the first pattern recognition
> programs to simulate a neural network.
>
> Best holiday wishes to you all.
>
> John
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> On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 4:50 PM Hugh M. RICHMOND <hmr at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
> > Users of the site at *Milton Revealed* may find the following reference
> > of interest:
> >
> > Hugh M. Richmond "Milton for Millenials : Sponsoring Digital Creativity
> > Through *Milton Revealed*" in *Digital Milton, * ed. David Currell and
> > Islam Issa,  Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 225-43.
> >
> > *Digital Milton *is the first volume to investigate John Milton in terms
> > of our digital present. It explores the digital environments Milton now
> > inhabits as well as the diverse digital methods that inform how we read,
> > teach, edit, and analyze his works. Some chapters use innovative
> > techniques, such as processing metadata from vast archives of early
> modern
> > prose, coding Milton?s geographical references on maps, and visualizing
> > debt networks from literature and from life. Other chapters discuss the
> > technologies and platforms shaping how literature reaches us today, from
> > audio books to e Readers, from the OED Online to Wikipedia, and from
> > Twitter to YouTube. *Digital Milton* is the first say on a topic that
> > will become ever more important to scholars, students, and teachers of
> > early modern literature in the years to come.
> >
> > This book gives visibility and coherence to editorial, curatorial,
> > data-driven, networked, and student-centred scholarship on Milton in
> > digital environments. It reflects upon the history of digital engagements
> > with Milton, places these engagements within the wider context of the
> > methodological revolutions of the ?digital turn? in literary studies and
> > the humanities more broadly, and exemplifies original and cutting-edge
> work
> > at the intersection of Milton and the digital.  It also eflects the
> variety
> > of exciting approaches taken within this field.
> >
> >
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