Marshall Scott Poole, Director of ICHASS
GroupScope: A Multimodal System for the Study of Large Group Dynamics
Interested in collective action, tracking emergence service providers (live world tracking)...want to track large groups (hundreds...)
GroupScope: an envionment that will develop technologies to understand social interactions with a fidelity that enables breakthrough social research.
Claims that he hopes the computer will do the drudgery and leave him to do the fun stuff; however, as the group of us work on coding the agenda...that is still requiring some of the drudgery (and the agenda is a short text!)
Learning about HathiTrust (large text archive/corpus)
Open Lab to work and collaborate.
1:00pm Advanced Visualization 3D Lab
1:45pm: XSEDE (funding/support), Alan Craig
eXtreme Science & Engineering Discovery Environment
provide service to supercomputing & data analysis systems
currently 1290 projects
4 of 1290 are from the humanities
Don't define your project based on what your machine can handle.
10 Things to Consider...
How to work in computational humanities or a collection of irresponsible metaphors
*Think like a fountain, not like a pond
*Knowthe branches of CS you want to work with...homework is good
*Think big, then work backwards...
*...Towards a proof of concept that can get you a publication or a grant
*You are a bat in a cave. Use your sonar.
*Your technical and scientific colleagues will learn from you
*Sometimes alliances of talented people make great research ideas, instead of great research ideas making alliances of talented people
*You are important specifically because you do not see everything as quantitative data
*But understanding which tiny pieces (or what kinds) of quantitative data (or descrete tasks) may fuel your broader analysis is crucial.
*Tech for discovery, not just implementation.
*The bridging of low level data features to high level semantic concepts is not just a challenge facing DH; it is one of the signal challenges of the information age.