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Culture as Data: Social Spaces on the Internet

Event Type
Other
Topic
academic
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
CSL Auditorium (B02)
Date
Mar 5, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Jon Orwant, Research Manager, Google
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CSL General Event Calendar

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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