Geoffrey Rockwell

GeoffreyDr. Geoffrey Martin Rockwell is a Professor of Philosophy and Digital Humanities at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and worked at the University of Toronto as a Senior Instructional Technology Specialist. From 1994 to 2008 he was at McMaster University where he was the Director of the Humanities Media and Computing Centre (1994 - 2004) and he led the development of an undergraduate Multimedia program funded through the Ontario Access To Opportunities Program. He has published and presented papers in the areas of artificial intelligence and ethics, philosophical dialogue, textual visualization and analysis, humanities computing, instructional technology, computer games and multimedia. He was the project leader for the CFI (Canada Foundation for Innovation) funded project TAPoR, a Text Analysis Portal for Research, which has developed a text tool discovery portal at He has published a book Defining Dialogue: From Socrates to the Internet with Humanity Books and a book titled Hermeneutica (with Stéfan Sinclair) with MIT Press. This book is part of a hybrid text and tool project with Voyant, an award winning suite of analytical tools.