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Special Subject: Architectural Computation — Reading Seminar

The Computation Reading Seminar is a collective space in which graduate students in the Computation Group read and discuss texts selected jointly with the instructor and PhD student coordinator. Each week, a different student takes the role of coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for assigning the reading for the forthcoming meeting and proposing general questions during discussion. Other students are encouraged to propose titles relevant to the assigned reading, and to participate in the documentation of a bibliography at the end of each meeting. The goals of the Seminar are to establish a research community where the Computation Group members identify the intersections of their interests and use these intersections to inform the content of their research; to initiate a process of collaborative reading opening texts to a multitude of interpretations; and to create a growing repository of book titles, articles and papers mapping the current interests of the Group, in anticipation of future extension.