Division 863 - Residential College Core 334
Special Topics, Section 002   Winter 1997

Language and Computing: Principles and Practice

Professor John Lawler
TuTh 11-12:30, 35 Tyler and F 1-2, 122 AMH
4 Credits     Distribution: Excluded

Recent public attention to the World Wide Web has thrust one tip of the informational iceberg into prominence; but there are many others as well. The Web has achieved its current status by the refiguration of the computer as an instrument of communication, in addition to its roles in writing, figuring, drawing, and storing information. All of these activities are based, figuratively and practically, on the human institution of Language. This class will focus on the mythological, historical, social, and technical aspects of this phenomenon.

Topics studied in this class include:

Assignments include:

Class Web Page (under development)

RC 334 pages