Big Data Made Sensible ? Making Big Data Meaningful ?
Lots of confusion out there under the buzz word of ‘big data’ that conflates issues of form and content of large
data streams. One interesting area that allows new approaches to make sense of large data sets is complex network
science= where insights on the structure and interconnections of data can be obtained. Leonardo for the past few
years has been championing the research and creative community that is linking the arts, humanities and complex networks
through annual Leonardo Day Symposia at the NETSCI conferences. The latest one is June 4 in Copenhagen.
A Leonardo ebook now brings together the work of 45 artists and researchers :
(note- if you bought previous editions of this ebook, you automatically get the annual updates free).
The work ranges from the study of archeological remains, to social media networks, to biological to art history to
network music that sonifies the structure of the web.
We are also having a great evening at the Medical Museum in Copenhagen
in the old dissection theater
on The Data Body on the Dissection Table= on complex networks and medicine
Note of related interest; the Leonardo ebook Art and Atoms looks at connections between the arts and chemistry
and the nano sciences.
There is no doubt set as data sets get bigger there are new research areas that become ‘enabled’- for instance the
study of rare events or unusual relationships is facilitated when data sets become very large. Digitisation also brings
topics into the reach of numerical methods topics which until then remain elusive or apocryphal ( eg the evolution of
language through analysis of millions of texts over 300 years).
However big data enthusiasts need to remember Einstein’s warning that :
Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
PS you can find the abstracts of the ebook at:
Collectivizing the Barr Model
A Diverse Menu of Cinematic Delicacies that do not Expire
Linked Sources. A Network Approach to the Repertory of Sixteenth-Century Polyphony
Stylistic Evolution in Networks: Delayed Dynamics in Style Emergence
Computer Network Music
Mind the Graph! A Discussion on the Design of the Network
Narratives in Network Visualization
The Communion of the Saints: Networks and the Study of Iconography
Hybrids are Hubs: Transdisciplinary, the Two Cultures and the Special Status of Artscientists
Protestant Letter Networks in the Reign Of Mary I
“The network does not exist, it has to be created”
Whisper 1.0: When and where is a story dispersed?
ORBIS – Modeling Transportation in the Roman World
Networks and fields of artistic taste: Exploring the dualities
Network Science and Literary History
Human Navigation in Complex Networks
Historical Relevance Feedback Detection by Text Re-use Mining
Designing Visualizations for Biological Research
Music Recommendation Networks
Sustaining A Global Community: Art And Religion In The Network Of Baroque Hispanic-American Paintings » video
The Making of Sixty-Nine Days of Close Encounters at The Science Gallery » video
Artfacts.net » video
Pursuing The Work Of Jacques Bertin
Complex Networks In Archaeology: Urban Connectivity In Iron Age And Roman Southern Spain » video
Culture, Data And Algorithmic Organization
Network Science: A New Method For Investigating The Complexity Of Musical Experiences In The Brain » video
A World Map Of Knowledge In The Making: Wikipedia’s Inter-Language Linkage As A Dependency Explorer Of Global Knowledge Accumulation »video
Evolution of Romance Language in Written Communication: Network Analysis of Late Latin and Early Romance Corpora
Documenting Artistic Networks: Anna Oppermann’s Ensembles are Complex Networks!
Model Ideas: From Stem Cell Simulation to Floating Art Work
The Mnemosyne Atlas and the Meaning of Panel 79 in Aby Warburg’s Oeuvre as a Distributed Object
Net-Working with Maciunas
Networks of Photos, Landmarks and People
Tell Them Anything but the Truth: They Will Find Their Own. How We Visualized the Map of the Future with Respect to the Audience of Our Story
Building Network Visualization Tools to Facilitate Metacognition in Complex Analysis » video
Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0
The Social Network of Dante’s Inferno