UPDATE: This production has been cancelled due to recent advances with the COVID-19 Outbreak. Please see “Important Update About Ada and the Engine” for more information.
Join us on Wednesday, April 29th for a post-show conversation with Jim Cocola.
Professor Cocola will respond to the themes presented in Ada and the Engine in relation to digital humanities work. In particular, the application of artificial intelligence to poetry and music. Professor Cocola will also share the exciting insights from a program he built to analyze Byron’s poetry.
Jim Cocola is associate professor and associate head for humanities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he also serves as academic director and poetry instructor in the local branch of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities. Author of Places in the Making: A Cultural Geography of American Poetry (Iowa, 2016), his articles have appeared in College Literature, Discourse, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900, and Studies in American Jewish Literature. Past president of the Modern Language Association’s Forum on Italian American Language, Literature, and Culture, his honors include a prize from the American Comparative Literature Association and fellowships from The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center and The MacDowell Colony.