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.
This seminar brings key contributors to the first decade of internet research to the Copenhagen Centre for Communication and Computing in order to address these challenges in an interdisciplinary dialogue. Each presentation is followed by Q&A, and the seminar concludes with a panel debate and plenary discussion.
The seminar is open and free – no registration is required. For further information, please contact Kasper Rasmussen <kasper.r>
Time: 2012-10-16 9:45 to 16:30
Place: University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Room 24.4.01
Organizer: Centre for Communication and Computing