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Culturomics: Unlocking Culture with Raw Data

  • Town Hall 1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 USA (map)

Town Hall hosts Erez Aiden for a discussion on culturomics and his new book, Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture.

"In Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture, authors Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel chronicle their research of Google’s 15 million digitized books, which led to the creation of the Ngram Viewer. This tool is, as they suggest, “a lens on human culture.” Aiden, a Harvard Fellow and Visiting Faculty at Google, will show us that in our increasingly technological world, it only makes sense to track our history by crunching the numbers. With their help, we can learn the methods of culturomics and utilize raw data to analyze history, cultural trends, technology and possibly predict the future."


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