Computer Science Events

May 7

CS Tea Time

Come weekly to the "tea time" with CS faculty and students. Anyone interested in CS is welcome. Daniel Levin Becker will be giving a talk.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 209

Daniel Levin Becker, 4 PM on Thursday, May 7th

Constraints vs. Computers

Despite looming large on the landscape of “inspirationless art,” the Oulipo — a Parisian literary collective dedicated to exploring the generative potential of formal structures and constraints — has neglected most mechanical technologies, notably computers, as aids to production. Daniel Levin Becker, the youngest member of the Oulipo, will offer some historical background on this apparent estrangement, but also spotlight some oulipian forms and works that maintain a connection with algorithmic and procedural models of creation, pointing to the divergent but compatible notions of computation underpinning these traditions.

Sponsored by Computer Science. Contact: Sue Jandro