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Sunday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Synopsis of Abstract Machine Humanities GIS

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Jenni Lund, Wheaton College

Abstract Machine Humanities GIS is a new book by literary scholar Charles B. Travis (Esri Press 2015). Travis describes several ways he uses GIS to turbocharge traditional literary analyses. This is quite a different thing from using traditional GIS methods to study humanist topics. In one case study, he creates an attribute table with locations in Dublin and the roles that those locations play in the meaning and metaphor of a novel. In another, he geographically correlates maps from different fictional works to demonstrate how a modern author incorporates the symbolism of a medieval author. It is a slim volume, generously illustrated, written for his fellow humanists. If you are interested in the topic but unfamiliar with humanist terms such as phenomenology, ergodicity and deformance, this synopsis might save you some Googling.

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Sunday November 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Green Mountain B

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