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1 What’s going on? Willard McCarty Reader in Humanities Computing King’s College London staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/ Countries, cultures, communication: digital innovation at ucla, 10 May 2007

2 2 “What’s going on?” 1.The question that won’t go away 2.Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’ 3.Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for 4.Disciplines & what’s happening in them 5.What is to be done 6.Bridge-building

3 3 Erving Goffman ( )

4 4 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building Brian struggling to prophesy in Monte Python, Life of Brian (1979)

5 5 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building

6 6 Figure 1, from Brian Cantwell Smith, “The Limits of Correctness” (1985): 21

7 7 “Computing” is a participle!

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9 9 End-user End-maker

10 10 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building

11 11 Struder model of St Gall Monastery,

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13 13 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building

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16 16 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building

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18 18 “What’s going on?”  The question that won’t go away  Modeling & ‘the alternativeness of human possibility’  Analytic modeling of and synthetic modeling for  Disciplines & what’s happening in them  What is to be done  Bridge-building

19 19 Artificial vs natural (Paul Wegener, Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam, 1920) Constructing resources for (synthetic) Modeling VR reconstruction : Struder model, St Gall Project Modeling for possible worlds Inventing new genres Ivanhoe Game Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England The Visible Human at The Social, a punk, skin & rudie hangout, in Second Life of (analytic)

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