The aim of this annual public lecture series is to celebrate and promote work in Digital Humanities: the application of computational techniques within the arts, humanities, culture and heritage. Prof Meghini spoke on ‘What can be said, can be said clearly? The role of ontologies in the Digital Humanities’.
The lecture was well attended, with over 100 people registered, and attendees had plenty to discuss afterwards over a glass of wine.
The lecture was filmed and is now available to view on the UCLDH website.
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Sandra Rendgen describes the history of “data” the word and where it stands in present day.
All through the evolution of statistics through the 19th century, data was generated by humans, and the scientific methodology of measuring and recording data had been a constant topic of debate. This is not trivial, as the question of how data is generated also answers the question of whether and how it is capable of delivering a “true” (or at least “approximated”) representation of reality. The notion that data begins to exist when it is recorded by the machine completely obscures the role that human decisions play in its creation. Who decided which data to record, who programmed the cookie, who built the sensor? And more broadly – what is the specific relationship of any digital data set to reality?
Oh, so there’s more to it than just singular versus plural. Imagine that.
I went to bed at 8 last night, as I had to get up at 3 for a flight. When I woke up, my watch said 9:30, and I flipped out! Why hadn’t my alarm gone off? I’ve missed my flight! I was all the way up and making the bed before I realized: p.m. In my defense, it was still light out.