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HC-50011-12
"Media Systems" Workshop
Noah Wardrip-Fruin, University of California, Santa Cruz

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The Prison-House of Data (Article)
Title: The Prison-House of Data
Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Abstract: Certainly a grasp of data -- the historical record, our cultural heritage -- is a great strength of the humanities. But in the digital world, the storage, mining, and visualization of large amounts of data is just one small corner of the vast space of possibility and consequence opened by new computational processes.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/03/20/essay-digital-humanities-data-problem
Primary URL Description: Original publication location
Access Model: Open access
Format: Magazine
Periodical Title: Inside Higher Education

Envisioning the Future of Computational Media: The Final Report of the Media Systems Project (Report)
Title: Envisioning the Future of Computational Media: The Final Report of the Media Systems Project
Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Author: Michael Mateas
Abstract: Envisioning the Future of Computational Media begins by describing a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary research field: computational media. This field brings together people knowledgeable about the arts, the humanities, and the sciences -- particularly computer science, but also the social sciences -- to pursue questions that could only arise, and only be answered, through interdisciplinary research. Envisioning the Future of Computational Media then goes on to describe some of the remarkable opportunities and persistent challenges that face the field. The opportunities include ongoing growth of economic and cultural impact, powerful approaches for addressing national priorities, and the potential for establishing new centers for education and research. The challenges include the need for basic and applied interdisciplinary research, the need for more interdisciplinary practitioners and greater diversity, the need for deeper, more accessible collections of computational media artifacts, and others. In order to seize the opportunities, and address the accompanying challenges, Envisioning the Future of Computational Media describes 12 field-shaping recommendations, with concrete examples of potential interventions. These recommendations -- along with the field description, opportunities, and challenges -- are synthesized from a national convening of diverse field experts, along with more than a year of follow-up conversation and research (made possible by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Microsoft Studios, and Microsoft Research).
Date: 3/21/2014
Primary URL: https://mediasystems.soe.ucsc.edu/report
Primary URL Description: Media Systems project site
Secondary URL: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/9z95w96h
Secondary URL Description: University of California digital repository
Access Model: Open access


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