Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet–Fall 2012


The Internet is home to a panoply of varieties of human interaction. Social media, interactive games, telepresence, online environments, and simple text e-mails now mediate our normal experiences of education, medicine, politics, business, sociality, collective action, and more. As the Internet has become an infrastructure for social life and society itself, our ability to measure and represent that society is also transforming. ┬áIn this cross-disciplinary university-wide speaker series and affiliated graduate seminar we will investigate the rise of “culture as data:” that is, the use of widespread networked computation to quantify, analyze, explain, and navigate our relationships to social institutions and each other.

CAS Resident Associate Karrie Karahalios (Computer Science) leads this initiative.

Cosponsored by the Center for People & Infrastructures

SPRING 2012 event

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Mary L. Gray
Critical Studies as BIG DATA
5:00 PM
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Philippe Petit and Elizabeth Streb
7:30pm
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