How can data science and the arts and humanities learn from one another? The growing digitization of the cultural record and the explosion of new data generation, collection, and analysis practices create a new state of cultured data: culture as data, and data as a driver of culture.
The Cultured Data Symposium will address how analytic techniques can unveil new understandings of culture and how the proliferation of data in everyday life changes how culture is produced, distributed, and influenced.
The two-day symposium will consist of four panels per day, each focused on one intersection of data science and the arts and humanities. Each panel will have four speakers drawn from academia, industry, and the arts, giving attendees a well-rounded viewpoint on the topic. Detailed schedule available here.
Day 1 | Friday, February 7 | 1-7 PM | Qualcomm Institute
The first day of the symposium will be held at the Qualcomm Institute on campus with a related arts exhibition, STREAMING, which explores networked culture streams and their ecological and social costs.
Day 2 | Saturday, February 8 | 8:30 AM-7 PM | Bread & Salt Warehouse
The second day will be hosted at Bread & Salt, a popular arts warehouse in Barrio Logan, and will conclude with evening performances.
All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public—registration required. Attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts about this programming on social media using #CulturedData.
The Cultured Data Symposium is made possible by generous support from the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, UC San Diego Library, Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Division of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Arts and Humanities, and the Department of Visual Arts.