• Big Data in the Digital Humanities. New Conversations in the Global Academic Context

    Author(s):
    Antonio Rojas Castro (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Library and information science, Museum studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    digital humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6434X
    Abstract:
    After analysing the meaning of the expression “Big Data”, this article highlights the cultural nature of data and defends the validity of theories, models and hypotheses for carrying out scientific research. Lastly, it discusses the dialectic between privacy and control. In a sense, this issue escapes the traditional field of the humanities, but it also deserves our attention as twenty-first-century citizens interested in the cultural practices of the present. Humanists no doubt have much to contribute to ethical and epistemological debates on the use of the data generated by citizens, recalling the “captured” and cultural nature of data, and bringing their experience to analysing particular cases bearing in mind the general context.
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