adam bradley – Data, digital humanities, and the problem of instrumentalism

A talk by Adam Bradley, to the CMD community. Slow analytics – allowing space for human reflection, contemplation, exploration and discovery. BIG DATA != DEEP MEANING Data as an opportunity for interaction. Factual vs. Rhetorical data/knowing Metaphors and motivation – what it MEANS Gap between object and subjective – experiential knowledge How to not get away from the ART? Distant reading –> too much data, not art. How to retain the experience of “letting it wash over you“?...

November 29, 2016 · 2 min

some light reading on technology and robots as tutors

Bartneck, C., Kuli, D., Croft, E., & Zoghbi, S. (2008). Measurement Instruments for the Anthropomorphism, Animacy, Likeability, Perceived Intelligence, and Perceived Safety of Robots. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1(1), 71-81. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12369-008-0001-3 Burgard, W., Cremers, A. B., Fox, D., & Hähnel, D. (1998). The interactive museum tour-guide robot. Aaai/Iaai. Castellano, G., Paiva, A., Kappas, A., Aylett, R., Hastie, H., Barendregt, W., et al. (2013). Towards Empathic Virtual and Robotic Tutors....

June 23, 2016 · 6 min

Giant Walkthrough Brain

I was lucky to have been taken to a masters’ student seminar by Tatiana Karaman yesterday 1, to see some work on a number of her related neuroanatomy projects as part of the Computational Media Design Program at the University of Calgary. Tatiana sat through a 45-minute MRI head scan in order to get high quality 3D data to work with. She took the data and made a series of slices, which she then fed into a 3D printer....

December 16, 2015 · 2 min