Artificial Reading (Mk II)

Will Slocombe


This essay re-reads Roxanne Lapidus’s translation of Pierre Lévy’s “La Lecture artificielle” in the context of recent developments in the field of literary criticism, particularly in relation to the emergence of computer-based interpretative practices and text-creation programs, examining the ways in which such activities can be considered to be “artificial.”


artificial intelligence, narrative generation, hypertext, distant reading, Pierre Lévy, computerized creativity

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