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621. Reading, Reading Machines, and Machine Reading

Tuesday, 5 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Gardner, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Media and Literature

Presiding: Jessica Pressman, American Council of Learned Socs.

1. "Phonographic Reading Machines," Matthew Rubery, Univ. of London, Queen Mary Coll.

2. "Mechanical Mediations of Miniature Text: Reading Microform," Katherine Wilson, Adelphi Univ.

3. "Between Human and Machine, a Printed Sheet: The Early History of OCR (Optical Character Recognition)," Mara Mills, New York Univ.


  • General Literature – Film, Television, and Other Media

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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