I’m Avery J. Wiscomb, a graduate student and digital-humanities researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) working on contemporary studies of the cultural history of science and technology. In terms of literature and the book, my main interest are in the connections between modernist and realist literature and computer scientists, as well as the history of machine learning.

Originally from Orcas Island, Washington in the Pacific Northwest, I earned my BA from The Evergreen State College, an experimental, public liberal arts college, then moved east to study Great Books at St. John’s College, Annapolis, Rhetoric at Carnegie Mellon University, and Philosophy at The New School for Social Research.

Subsequently, I worked as a writing consultant for data scientists and engineers at CMU and companies such as Google and Disney, and managed communications and special projects for a backend technology company in New York City, before beginning a Ph.D. program in English in 2016.

Since then, my life has been consumed by books and computers, and big ideas about what they mean to each other and why that matters.

My “About” page describes what I do for work. The “Projects” page describes some of what I’m working on. If you’re interested in collaborating on teaching, research, or digital efforts, I can be reached at awiscomb@andrew.cmu.edu.