|Born||1974 (age 43–44)|
Zachary Mason (born 1974) is a computer scientist and novelist. He wrote The Lost Books of the Odyssey (2007; revised edition 2010), a variation on Homer, and Void Star (2017), a science fiction novel about artificial intelligence. In 2018, he published Metamorphica, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Mason grew up in Silicon Valley, attended Bard College at Simon's Rock, and received a doctorate from Brandeis University, publishing his thesis A computational, corpus-based metaphor extraction system in 2002. He works for a Silicon Valley startup.
- Rohter, Larry (February 9, 2010). "A Calculus of Writing, Applied to a Classic". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- Haynes, Natalie (18 October 2018). "Metamorphica by Zachary Mason review – mish-mash of Graeco-Roman myth". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
- Mason, Zachary. A computational, corpus-based metaphor extraction system. Brandeis University.
- "The Machine Edda," by Zachary Mason in Guernica - April 26, 2008
- A.I., the Simulated Annealing Search, and The Lost Books of the Odyssey: An Interview with Zachary Mason - Washington City Paper, Mar. 4, 2010
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