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

performance-based assessment

Portfolio model of documenting, assessing, reflecting on performance over time. [See Morrow et al (2016). Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance] What if the goal of performance recording (what to call this?!?) is to build a repository of a person’s work over time? High fidelity snapshots of performance, reviewed, collected, and presented as part of personal reflection and formative assessment?

November 23, 2016 · 1 min

research methods discussion + reflection

omnimedia recorded data processed through relevant frameworks and perspectives, rather than pre-filtering what is recorded based on these. Could interpret through lenses of: Scenography Action research Communities of inquiry Classroom community Practice research Interaction Activity theory Grounded theory Sociology – group Anthropology Scholarship of teaching and learning Performance – actions Human computer interaction Need to look at the environment as a dynamic system. Primary research – capture ALL data and interpret later (rather than pre-filtering data before recording, based on expected interpretation)...

October 31, 2016 · 1 min

thoughts on computational sociology

Continued improvements in machine learning algorithms likewise have permitted social scientists and entrepreneurs to use novel techniques to identify latent and meaningful patterns of social interaction and evolution in large electronic datasets. from the generic Wikipedia page on computational sociology questions begged: Content analysis? Of what? Who picks the content that is analyzed? How it is analyzed? etc… Social network analysis? What is the input? rough sketch on how data might be collected in a session:

October 25, 2016 · 1 min

artifacts from a performance

September 25, 2016 · 0 min