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

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Center for Advanced Study
Coordinated Science Laboratory, Room B02, Auditorium; 1308 W. Main, Urbana
Mar 5, 2013   4:00 pm  
Jon Orwant, Research manager, Google
Free and Open to the Public
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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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