DMS604 / ARC598, Reg.#17243, Mon/Wed 15:00-16:50

The internet is producing data on unprecedented scales while data mining and data visualization methods struggle to manage the increasing data deluge. This seminar will investigate data, underlying numeric representations, numbering systems and numeric protocols in order to better understand how our relationship to numbers and numbering practices is changing in the wake of Big Data. The seminar will include an overview of significant milestones in the development of numbering practices and attempt to show how even numerical procedures can be subject to cultural forces, and how cultural vectors in turn are altered in the wake of new numeric opportunities.

The seminar will include programming exercises (in python and processing) that will allow students to experiment with data aggregation and visualization. Exercises will include Internet-of-Things datasets available through open source applications.

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