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Cultural analytics

TitleCultural analytics
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsRidgway R
Series Titlen.e.w.s
Keywords* cultural analytics * culture visualization * data-mining * global digital cultures * information aesthetics * user-generated content, Amazon, Asian Art Archive, Autostad, Boyack, China, Cyworld, dataesthetics, Deleuze, Dziga Vertov, Eastern Europe, Flickr, Gapminder, Google books, Hans Rosling, IAC, ISEA 2008, Klavans, Lev Manovich, Marcel Duchamp, Mellon Foundation, MOMA, MySpace, New York Times, Pandora, Singapore, South America, Volkswagen, Walter Benjamin, YouTube

After the launch of n.e.w.s. at ISEA2008 in Singapore I did get attend Lev Manovich's lecture, author of the seminal work, The Language of New Media, (2001) MIT Press, Cambridge Mass, USA, where he pitched his 'cultural analytics' research project, as an ad for data-mining and fancy animations in academia, soon to takeover the world.