Monthly Archives: October 2014

cory doctorow seminar

how does Big Data change the scientific method? – drive to publish all sorts of data even negative values for peer review, to reexamine ‘beloved’ experiments. — large scaled data harvesting (marginalized people, privacy) — is there trouble in deciding why privacy is important..e.g. domestic violence -privacy is not so much a thing but a […]

Math/music

“The ancient Greeks understood that musical pitches have clear mathematical relationships to one another, and most music is built on time signatures, chords, and melodic structures that can be represented with numbers. In that sense, turning music into data comes relatively naturally.” “When computers listen to music, what would they hear”: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/07/07/when-computers-listen-music-what-they-hear/hzdqdfgsIgEPiWPRe66U8J/story.html _______ messiness that relies […]