Sean Silver completed his Ph.D. in 2008 at the University of California, Los Angeles and is now Associate Professor of Literature at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  He has written widely on the literature, philosophy, and sciences of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain.  He is author of The Mind Is a Collection, an award-winning exhibit catalogue and virtual museum of objects used to model cognitive processes in 17th- and 18th- century Britain and Europe.  Please visit at  As a NOMIS Fellow at eikones he will be studying complexity in the seventeenth- and eighteenth- century arts, a project blending computer-aided network modeling with readings of early-modern philosophical and literary texts.