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CAS Initiative-Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet-Orwant

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Coordinated Science Laboratory, Room B02, Auditorium; 1308 W. Main, Urbana
Date
Mar 5, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Jon Orwant, Research manager, Google
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
Views
2967
Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

Big Data

For the first time in our history, it's possible to analyze the entire output of our society at once. All the books, all the pictures, all the videos, all the people: each is a corpus of information now amenable to computational processing. In this talk I'll give some examples and talk about the implications of being able to crunch data on the largest possible scales.

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