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

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Thu Nov 18 00:29:49 CET 2010


Quantitative poetics, anybody?

Best

Simon


Simon Biggs
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> From: Stephanie Strickland <stephanie.strickland at gm.slc.edu>
> Reply-To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 16:08:26 -0500
> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] "The next big idea in language, history and the
> arts? Data."
> 
> As Simon says (below)--    The point is perhaps not self-evident with
> respect to the production of poetry, as you suggest.   S
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Simon Biggs <s.biggs at eca.ac.uk> wrote:
> 
>> 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
>> Skype: simonbiggsuk
>> http://www.littlepig.org.uk/
>> 
>> 
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