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SPOTLIGHT Presentation=> The Romantic Engineer: Poetry Meets Technology

  • 12/11/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom only


The Romantic Engineer: Poetry Meets Technology => "Shall I compare thee to the latest iPhone?"  If anything, poetry seems to clash with technology, and technology feels like it moves us out of the world of poetry. Yet poetry itself is a technology, combining techniques to create emotional effects. And technologies can move us---both literally and figuratively---in unexpected ways. Join Win in exploring how poetry can help us contemplate the artificial as well as the natural world.

No registration needed; just come out on Zoom with an open mind and join in the ongoing discussion of artificial intelligence!

The Zoom link is available on the WISE Event Links tab on the WISE Events page.

Win Treese is a software consultant, writer, teacher, and poet. Among other projects, he currently teaches computer security at Brandeis University. Win helped start Open Market, one of the first Internet commerce software companies, and later led software development at SiCortex, a Maynard-based supercomputer startup. He has also worked as an independent consultant as well as on staff at MIT and Boston University.

Win is a current member of the Wayland Board of Library Trustees and served several terms on the School Council for Wayland High School, as both parent and community member.  As a volunteer at the library, he helped start the Girls Who Code program at the Wayland Library and led the team of facilitators for four years before the pandemic.

 His most recent book is "In the Cloud: Poems for a Technological Age", and he previously co-authored the book "Designing Systems for Internet Commerce."  

 He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.

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