Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data


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Although the sciences and quantitative social sciences have embraced new information technologies, the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences have adapted and adopted them more unevenly and with varied enthusiasm. Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data will help move BGSU humanities forward by fostering dynamic interactions among ideas, theories, and critical perspectives within the broad area of digital technologies.

This weeklong, interdisciplinary institute is devoted to the digital humanities and all the opportunities they present. This will be a week in which participants from the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences — whether novices or well versed in new technologies — can come together to educate ourselves and one another in a community-building environment that marks the beginning of a changing culture on campus.

Areas of inquiry will include digital art and new media, electronic literature, digital scholarship and publishing, digital democracy, the Digital Divide and the politics of Big Data, the public humanities, and grant writing.

The institute will feature a digital art exhibition plus lectures, workshops, and discussions with seven scholars of digital culture and keynote addresses by two foundational figures in the field: Dr. N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of English at Duke University; and Dr. Lev Manovich, Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center; director of the Software Studies Initiative at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and a visiting professor at the European Graduate School.

Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data will be the ideal occasion to find opportunities for transdisciplinary work involving the arts, humanities and qualitative social sciences. This institute is free and open to the public. BGSU graduate students may also receive a certificate in Digital Cultures for participating.


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