[NetBehaviour] "The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data."

Joel Weishaus weishaus at pdx.edu
Wed Nov 17 17:17:56 CET 2010


Perhaps, unlike information, knowledge is discrete and discovered in uncanny 
places?

-Joel


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon Biggs" <s.biggs at eca.ac.uk>
To: "NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity" 
<netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:40 AM
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] "The next big idea in language,history and the 
arts? Data."


Manovich has been banging this drum for a couple of years now. Of course he
is right - but it is a rather self-evident point. Data-mining methods have
become standardised practice in many of the social sciences, especially in
areas like cultural geography. The humanities have been getting in on the
game too.

Manovich's possible motivation might be that he is seeking funding for a
research lab at UCSD looking into the cinematic and artistic potential of
data visualisation techniques employing quantitative methods of analysis.

Best

Simon


Simon Biggs
s.biggs at eca.ac.uk  simon at littlepig.org.uk
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Research Professor  edinburgh college of art
http://www.eca.ac.uk/
Creative Interdisciplinary Research in CoLlaborative Environments
http://www.eca.ac.uk/circle/
Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice
http://www.elmcip.net/
Centre for Film, Performance and Media Arts
http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/film-performance-media-arts


> From: Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org>
> Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 13:03:34 +0000
> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Subject: [NetBehaviour] "The next big idea in language, history and the 
> arts?
> Data."
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
>
> "The next big idea in language, history and the arts? Data.
>
> Members of a new generation of digitally savvy humanists argue it is
> time to stop looking for inspiration in the next political or
> philosophical ³ism² and start exploring how technology is changing our
> understanding of the liberal arts. This latest frontier is about method,
> they say, using powerful technologies and vast stores of digitized
> materials that previous humanities scholars did not have."
>
> [Via @manovich on Twitter.]
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