hi fediverse, I just posted transcripts of a few talks and lectures I've given over the past few years, mostly concerning the connections between machine learning, language and poetry: https://posts.decontextualize.com
(notes and summaries in individual posts below)
"Desire (under)lines: Notes toward a queer phenomenology of spell check" asserts that spell check is a "straightening device" (following Sara Ahmed's use of that term) that attempts to curb spelling's material, expressive, and sensual qualities. Includes a fun proto-Indo-European etymology aside https://posts.decontextualize.com/queer-in-ai-20
(originally prepared for the EACL 2021 Queer in AI Social)
@aparrish i loved it all!
i hadn't thought about the etymology of "correct", so interesting!
because of spanish (?) i was aware of the relationship of "derecho" (something straight) and "derecha" (right) - and also "recto" (straight, or non-corrupt (?)). interestingly, "derecho" also refers to "law" 🤔
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