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Cultural Analytics y producción algorítmica de metateoría (i) | francescllorens.eu

Cultural Analytics y producción algorítmica de metateoría (i) | francescllorens.eu | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
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En una observación superficial, este gráfico y el anterior presentan un rasgo semejante. Una elevación extrema, en forma de meseta, para uno de los gramas. Ahora es el grama “Einstein” el que muestra valores elevados entre los años 1694 y 1700. (Ngram)

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Se conceptualice como era del petabyte, era del Big Data, era de los algoritmos o comoneocuantitativismo, lo cierto es que, desde que la evolución de la tecnología ha convertido en despreciable el coste de almacenamiento de la información y ha vuelto más barato guardar todos los datos que decidir cuáles se guardan y cuáles no, estamos asistiendo a una revolución, quizás aún subterránea para la mayoría, pero muy evidente para las empresas tecnológicas y para determinados paradigmas de explicación de la cultura que, como la analítica cultural, se plantean una revisión, o en todo caso una extensión de los modos en que puede ser generado el conocimiento que comúnmente llamamos científico.

Chris Anderson[i] declaró muerto el método científico tradicional, allá por 2008, a manos de los nuevos sistemas algorítmicos de obtención de patrones y modelos predictivos. Concordemos o disintamos, las humanidades digitales, la investigación semiótica, la historia de la literatura, la teoría de la comunicación, la geografía, las visualizaciones de datos, el diseño gráfico y un amplio abanico de disciplinas, tradicionales o embrionarias, se apropian a velocidad creciente de métodos de investigación cuantitativos, que recurren generalmente a visibilizar relaciones numéricas que permanecían ocultas en la producción gigantesca de raw data (datos brutos) a través de Internet.

 

Un repaso, siquiera somero, a los proyectos de Lev Manovich[ii], a las líneas de trabajo de Alejandro Piscitelli[iii] o Carlos Escolari[iv], a la reflexión crítico-filosófica de Pierre Lévy[v] o a los estudios numéricos “distantes” de Franco Moretti[vi] bastarán para darnos cuenta de que estamos ante algo más que una moda o un producto colateral de las tecnologías de tratamiento de datos. Posiblemente debamos reconsiderar el papel de los modelos positivistas en la formación de determinado tipo de conocimiento futuro (y, obviamente, su más que probable ligazón con la ideología), revisar nuestro concepto de determinismo y prepararnos para recibir, combatir, o ambas cosas, una epistemología imparable que, por cierto, procede en algún sentido de aunar lo consciente y lo inconsciente, lo verdadero y lo falso, y que aún está por ver a qué tipo de exigencia validatoria someterá sus hipótesis o qué tolerancia a errores considerará aceptable. A toda teoría de la verdad debe yuxtaponerse la correspondiente teoría del error.

 

Este artículo, sin embargo, no explorará el marco teórico que subyace a la generalización de los modelos algorítmicos, ni particularmente algún aspecto filosófico asociado a él. En cambio, mi objetivo aquí es alcanzar ciertas reflexiones finales a partir del estudio de caso de un instrumento de análisis de patrones basados en información numérica ingente[vii]. Tal instrumento es el software de análisis de referencias bibliográficas de Google denominado Ngram Viewer[viii].

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International Symposium on Immersion and Experience (20-24 May 2015, Montreal)

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Symposium international de la créativité immersive présenté à Montréal du 20 au 24 mai - International symposium on immersive creativity presented in Montréal from May 20 to 24.
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DHSI | Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, and preservation in different disciplines.
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The Digital Humanities Situation | The Transducer

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Let’s be honest—there is no definition of digital humanities, if by definition we mean a consistent set of theoretical concerns and research methods that might
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Should we still be calling it Big Data?

Should we still be calling it Big Data? | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
Several months ago, I was talking to some CIOs about their business problems. During these conversations, I asked them about their interest in Big Data. One sophisticated CIO recoiled almost immediately saying that he believes most vendors are really…
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Open Access and the Humanities - Cambridge Books Online - Cambridge University Press

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Big Data, Machine Learning, and the Social Sciences

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Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
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Stand Up and Be Counted: Why social science should stop using the qualitative/quantitative dichotomy

Stand Up and Be Counted: Why social science should stop using the qualitative/quantitative dichotomy | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
Qualitative and quantitative research methods have long been asserted as distinctly separate, but to what end? Howard Aldrich argues the simple dichotomy fails to account for the breadth of collect...
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Building a complete Tweet index | Twitter Blogs

Building a complete Tweet index   | Twitter Blogs | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it

Today, we are pleased to announce that Twitter now indexes every public Tweet since 2006. Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday h...

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‘Defining Digital Humanities’ or ‘Why Not Defining Digital Humanities Is Good For Literary Criticism’

‘Defining Digital Humanities’ or ‘Why Not Defining Digital Humanities Is Good For Literary Criticism’ | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
For those new to the Digital Humanities, defining it as a discipline can seem daunting. This conversation within DH itself shows no sign of slowing down, if one is to judge by the girth of the rece...
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Vatican Library Puts 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free

Vatican Library Puts 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website.
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Something über interesting = the Vatical library

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The Exceptional and the Everyday: 144 hours in Kiev

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Using computational and data visualization techniques, we explore 13,208 Instagram images shared by 6,165 people in the central area of Kiev during 2014 Ukrainian revolution (February 17 - February 22, 2014).

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Digital Humanities Quarterly: Agent-Based Modeling and Historical Simulation

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This essay discusses agent-based modeling (ABM) and its potential as a technique for studying history, including literary history. How can a computer simulation tell us anything about the past? This essay has three distinct goals. The first is simply to introduce agent-based modeling as a computational practice to an audience of digital humanists, for whom it remains largely unfamiliar despite signs of increasing interest. Second, to introduce one possible application for social simulation by comparing it to conventional, print-based models of the history of book publishing. Third, and most importantly, I’ll sketch out a theory and preliminary method for incorporating social simulation into an on-going program of humanities research.

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English Literature & Digital Humanities Librarian at University of Notre Dame

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English Literature & Digital Humanities Librarian at University of Notre Dame
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Digital born scholarship: Stanford University Press Blog

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The author behind SUP’s first digital humanities publication discusses digital-born scholarship.
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New interactive data visualization

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 The genre of interactive charts is leaping ahead of static graphicsIT IS becoming clear that the native form for data is alive, not dead. Online, interactive...
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Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich

Painting with Data: A Conversation with Lev Manovich | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
As big data has infiltrated our everyday lives, Lev Manovich and his collaborators have explored the data of everyday life as a window on social transformation.
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La segunda oralidad

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Tras la aparición del lenguaje oral, se suelen señalar tres grandes momentos, como los principales hitos en el campo de la comunicación humana. Son las ll...

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i ❤ data

i ❤ data | Digital Humanities for beginners | Scoop.it
beautiful, insightful, touching, interesting stories with data
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