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Digitization in the Humanities Workshop
Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2013
Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice Student Center
In this workshop we will build on the fundamentals of network analysis and graph theory to explore a data set of social interactions on a popular book piracy forum. Participants will learn to use Gephi–an open-access platform for visualizing and exploring networks and complex systems. Topics covered will include the data cycle, exploratory data analysis, network metrics, clustering algorithms, and elements of visual design.
Big Data and Digital Scholarship Seminar
When? 6 pm Monday, February 11 2013
Where? Faculty House, Columbia University
The concept of an interpretive community is an argument for social constructivism: the idea which holds that meaning is contingent on its context. Using some rudimentary network analysis tools, this talk examines evidentiary standards in several discrete knowledge domains to find evidence both in support of and in disagreement with the prevailing theory. The preliminary results also tell us something interesting about the deeply-rooted tension implicit in big-data scholarship–a persistent thread in many of the seminar’s discussions and one that is particularly relevant to research in the humanities and the social sciences.
NME: New Media in Education Conference 2013
Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
Mark Phillipson and Dennis Tenen
When are notes in the margins of a library book vandalism, and when does such previously “unauthorized” activity pass into the archive as a shared trace, itself worthy of study and preservation? This panel focuses on the changing relationships between teaching, research, and preservation — reconfigured by the affordances of emerging technology and in the context of the rapidly developing field of digital humanities.