POST: The Red Herring of Big Data 1

Brian Croxall (Emory University) has shared text and slides from an August 2013 talk entitled, “The Red Herring of Big Data,” in which he offers an engaging overview of the ways that digital humanities scholars can use digital technologies to go beyond pattern recognition and into humanities interpretation. Croxall reviews recent projects concerned with both big data and small data, and demonstrates that:

  • Data need interpretation
  • Data don’t have to be big
  • Data aren’t always the answer

 

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