The Identity Issue in Cultural Analytics

The NovelTM group is pleased to announce a special issue of Cultural Analytics on “Identity” edited by Susan Brown and Laura Mandell. You can read Laura Mandell’s and Susan Browns’s introduction now! This special issue of Cultural Analytics tackles the urgent question of how social identities can be addressed through computational methods. In particular, it probes the…

Notre Dame a hub for springtime NovelTM activity

Congratulations to NovelTM co-investigator Matt Wilkens (University of Notre Dame) on the success of Cultural Analytics 2017! The symposium on 26-27 May brought together a number of individuals from the NovelTM team as well as external researchers and members of the public to discuss new research in computational and data-intensive cultural studies. In the lead-up to this exciting event, Prof…

How Andrew Piper predicted the Giller Prize

This Fall we created a lab challenge to see if anyone could predict this year’s Giller Prize winner using a computer. The winner was announced last night, and it turns out I correctly predicted the winner. But I still lost the challenge. In this lies an instructive tale about humans, computers, and predicting human behaviour.…