Editorial: L|R|Q – Leonardo Reviews Quarterly, No. 2

Big Data, Citizen Science and the Death of the University by Roger Malina As Michael Punt mentions in his editorial in this issue of L|R|Q, a number of commentators have been recently discussing the topic of “big data”, noting the transition that many disciplines are seeing from an age of data scarcity to an age …

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Abstract: Making Reality Really Real Conference

Consciousness Reframed 11 | Trondheim, November 4-6, 2010, More information Earth, Wind, Water, Fire, Quintessence, Data: The Art and Science of Data Gathering in Moist Reality Roger F Malina Director Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence We live in the petabyte era, with instruments everywhere generating large and growing volumes of data. Many of these instruments …

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The Impact of Computers on the Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Abstract : Intimate Science and the End of Theory in Astronomy Modern astronomy has been transformed by the computer sciences in a number of ways. Large computerized instruments now collect almost all our information about the universe. This data is deposited into large databases called Virtual Observatories. This data, unlike photographic plates in general, is …

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