October 22, 2019

Time capsule 56: Theo Lutz or the discovery of digital poetry

panel discussion with Toni Bernhart (Institute of Literary Studies, University of Stuttgart) Nils Reiter (Institute of Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart), Claus-Michael Schlesinger (Institute of Literary Studies, University of Stuttgart) and Sandra Richter (Institute of Literary Studies, University of Stuttgart)

October 22, 2019 7:30 PM  

In 1959, a Stuttgart student studying mathematics, physics and electronics made literary history. He programmed an algorithm for literature on the computer Z22 and wrote the first German electronic text. The student's name was Theo Lutz, who published political essays in the Stuttgart cultural magazine “ja und nein”, was interested in cybernetics, listened to Max Bense, worked for IBM, and would later become Professor of Computer Science. Even in the 1960s, he was already thinking about the concept of electronic brains. His legacy lies in the Deutschen Literaturarchiv Marbach, and we would like to dedicate this evening to him

Tickets: €7 / discounted tickets €5 / €3.50 for members of the DSG.

Literaturmuseum der Moderne
Schillerhöhe 8-10
71672  Marbach am Neckar
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