Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet–Spring 2013
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. In 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