Big Data, Small Stories: Collaborationg, Community, and User Experience in the Age of Digital Cultural Heritage

Big Data, Small Stories: Collaborationg, Community, and User Experience in the Age of Digital Cultural Heritage

Talk for the 2012 Microsoft Faculty Research Summit

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Ethan Watrall

July 13, 2012
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  1. BIG DATA SMALL STORIES Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology

    MATRIX: The Center for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate community, collaboration, & user experience in the age of digital cultural heritage
  2. big data! big data! big data! big data! big data!

    big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big what? big data! #smalldata! @captain_primate | #FacSumm big data! big data! big data! big data! big data!
  3. seriously, what is big data anyway? @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  4. ummm, ok? BIG DATA: DATA SETS THAT ARE SO LARGE

    OR COMPLEX THAT THEY BECOME DIFFICULT TO WORK WITH USING TRADITIONAL TOOLS OR METHODS @captain_primate | #FacSumm
  5. @captain_primate | #FacSumm www.sdss.org

  6. @captain_primate | #FacSumm www.lhc.ac.uk

  7. @captain_primate | #FacSumm SOCIAL & CULTURAL BEHAVIOR

  8. @captain_primate | #FacSumm books.google.com/ngrams

  9. @captain_primate | #FacSumm CAN WE DO MORE?

  10. BIG DATA SMALL STORIES @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  11. @captain_primate | #FacSumm matrix.msu.edu

  12. QUILT INDEX   SLAVE BIOGRAPHIES quiltindex.org slavebiographies.org @captain_primate |

    #FacSumm
  13. @captain_primate | #FacSumm quiltindex.org

  14. @captain_primate | #FacSumm quiltindex.org www. Alliancefor AmericanQuilts.org

  15. 40 INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTORS: MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, ETC. >

    70,000 QUILTS IN THE REPOSITORY EACH WITH AS MANY AS 274 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA > 10,000 PIECES OF QUILT EPHEMERA IN THE REPOSITORY (BOOKLETS, PUBLISHED PATTERNS, DIARIES) EACH WITH AS MANY AS 40 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA > 11,000 UNIQUE VISITORS TO QUILTINDEX.ORG EVERY MONTH @captain_primate | #FacSumm quiltindex.org
  16. @captain_primate | #FacSumm www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplaynew.php?kid=4-15-23 TITLE: DATE: 1853 (before April) ORAL

    NARRATIVE: Made by Philena Cooper Hambleton's female relatives & friends to take to Iowa when she & her husband migrated there from Ohio in 1854. Quilt passed from Philena to her daughter, Angelina Craver, then to Angelina's son, Arthur Hambleton Craver, then to Arthur's daughter, Florence Philena Oberholtzer. It became part of an estate sale in Danville, CA in 1995 when Florence died & was purchased from an antique shop in CA in 2001. Philena Cooper Hambleton's Quaker Friendship Quilt
  17. @captain_primate | #FacSumm slavebiographies.org

  18. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY @captain_primate | #FacSumm slavebiographies.org

  19. DOCUMENTS FROM MULTIPLE NATIONAL SOURCES: FRENCH (1719-1769), SPANISH (1770-1803), AND

    EARLY AMERICAN (1804-1820) CORE OF > 100,000 RECORDS (INDIVIDUALS) IN THE REPOSITORY EACH WITH AS MANY AS 100 UNIQUE PIECES OF METADATA PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS INCLUDE ESTATE INVENTORIES, PROBATE DOCUMENTS, AND SALES NOT INVOLVING PROBATE DOCUMENTING THE MOVEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS THROUGH SPACE & OVER TIME & QUANTIFYING KINSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS @captain_primate | #FacSumm slavebiographies.org
  20. @captain_primate | #FacSumm slavebiographies.org

  21. @captain_primate | #FacSumm kora.matrix.msu.edu

  22. BIG DATA BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  23. Community of institutional contributors, community of lay scholarly contributors (quilts

    & research), significant social media presence (Facebook & Twitter) QUILT INDEX @captain_primate | #FacSumm Community of scholarly contributors (both raw data and dialog around data sets & best practices), eventual interaction with repository by general public and stakeholders. SLAVE BIOGRAPHIES
  24. @captain_primate | #FacSumm www.quiltindex.org/~quilti/wiki

  25. BIG DATA BUILDING USER EXPERIENCES AROUND @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  26. @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  27. @captain_primate | #FacSumm www.pixelsense.com

  28. @captain_primate | #FacSumm ONLY POSSIBLE WITH...

  29. OPEN @captain_primate | #FacSumm

  30. silos = bad (a grain solo, just in case you

    didn’t know) @captain_primate | #FacSumm
  31. middlesavagery.wordpress.com quantserve.com. www.youtube.com youtube.com. maps.google.com www.google-analytics.com msu.edu. www.diggirl.com diggirl.com. blogblog.com.

    4.bp.blogspot.com blogspot.com. lh3.google.com photo.goodreads.com goodreads.com. lh3.ggpht.com ggpht.com. img2.blogblog.com wid pipes.yahoo.com yahoo.com. 2ge1ffhdgsaom3padg8i2jd5pke1ajbt-a-fc-opensocial.googleusercontent.com r1rk9np7bpcsfoeekl0khkd2juj27q3o-a-fc-opensocial.googleusercontent.com www-fc-opensocial.googleusercontent.com csi.gstatic.c gstatic.com. archaeopop.blogspot.com jnasconeart.blogspot.com captureanimpression.blogspot.com iamyojan.wordpress.com adventureswithyandm.blogspot.com art-envelope.blogspot.com spaceship-envelope.blogspot.com photosbysusannunn.blogspot.com sdupreefamily.blogspot.com dauentina.blogspot.com victoriafine.blogspot.com asorblog.org asorblog.org. dhiban.wordpress.com jnk-do.blogspot.com scottkennedyartist.blogspot.com sisujournal.blogspot.com www.mud-brick.co mud-brick.com. www.thegamersgirl.com thegamersgirl.com. publishingarchaeology.blogspot.com 3.bp.blogspot.com creativecommons.org creativecommons.org. bloggingpompeii.blogspot.com understandingsociety.blogspot.com wideurbanworld.blogspot.com blogs.plos.org plos.org. calixtlahuaca.blogspot.com www.psychologytoday.com psychologytoday.com. savageminds.org savageminds.org. googleadservices.com. pubads.g.doubleclick.net doubleclick.net. iles.wordpress.com whereinthehellami.wordpress.com whereinthehellami.files.wordpress.com passiminpassing.blogspot.com 2.bp.blogspot.com matthewlaw.wordpress.com bonesandcupcakes.wordpress.com human-rights-archaeology.blogspot.com www.gravatar.com www.jasonquinlan.com jasonquinlan.com. www.tollanfilms.com tollanfilms.com. www.thamesdiscovery.org thamesdiscovery.org. web.prm.ox.ac.uk ox.ac.uk. botd2.wordpress.com mediterraneanworld.files.wordpress.com botd.wordpress.com sharethis.com. sharethis.com. sharethis.com. edge.sharethis.com skimresources.com. r.skimresources.com interdisciplinary & connected @captain_primate | #FacSumm
  32. @captain_primate | #FacSumm culture of sharing

  33. QUESTIONS? Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center

    for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate FIN