This seminar brings key contributors to the first decade of internet research to address various challenges related to “data.
Where and when: University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Room 24.4.01, October 16, 2012. http://ccc.ku.dk/calendar/2012/found_and_made/
Hosted by: Center for Communication and Computing, Copenhagen University.
ABOUT - Communication on the internet and in other digital media is continuously recording itself – these data are there to be found. They include meta-data – data about data – that carry much information beyond the actual messages that are ‘sent’ and ‘received.’ Meta-data situate these messages in relation to their contexts – the source of information, its connections with other items of information, their trajectories across sites and servers, and the local users of the information, who, perhaps, add their own meta-data. At the same time, various other kinds of data must be made in order to account for the place of digital media in social interaction on a global scale. The resulting challenges to research are as massive as the amounts of data involved – what is referred to in both academia and industry as big data.