Big Data, Small Stories: community, collaboration, & user experience in the age of digital cultural heritage

Big Data, Small Stories: community, collaboration, & user experience in the age of digital cultural heritage

Deck from my talk at SXSW 2013 in the "Big Heritage, Big Quilts & Big Canvases" session (http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_IAP4032). N.B. this presentation is pretty much a carbon copy (with some additions and updates) of the talk I gave at the 2012 Microsoft Faculty Summit

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Ethan Watrall

March 09, 2013
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  1. BIG DATASMALL STORIES community, collaboration, & user experience in the

    age of digital cultural heritage Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate
  2. big data! big data! big data! big data! big data!

    big data! big what? big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big data! big what? big data! #smalldata! @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata
  3. seriously, what is “big data” anyway? @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  4. ummmm, ok? @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata HIGH VELOCITY HIGH VARIETY

    HIGH VOLUME BIG DATA IS:
  5. www.sdss.org @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  6. www.lhc.ac.uk @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  7. genome.gov @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  8. CULTURE HERITAGE &

  9. books.google.com/ngrams @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  10. CAN WE DO MORE? @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  11. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata BIG DATASMALL STORIES

  12. anthropology.msu.edu @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  13. matrix.msu.edu @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  14. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata  QUILT INDEX  SLAVE BIOGRAPHIES

    quiltindex.org slavebiographies.org
  15. quiltindex.org @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  16. www. Alliancefor AmericanQuilts.org quiltindex.org @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  17. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata 40 INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTORS: MUSEUMS, LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES,

    HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, ETC. quiltindex.org > 80,000 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
  18. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata quiltindex.org 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.
  19. slavebiographies.org @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  20. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata slavebiographies.org MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF

    HISTORY
  21. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata 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 & UNCOVERING KINSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS slavebiographies.org
  22. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata slavebiographies.org

  23. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata kora.matrix.msu.edu

  24. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata BIG DATA BUILDING COMMUNITY AROUND

  25. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata QUILT INDEX Community of institutional contributors,

    community of lay scholarly contributors (quilts & research), significant social media presence (Facebook & Twitter) SLAVE BIOGRAPHIES Community of scholarly contributors (both raw data and dialog around data & best practices), eventual interaction by general public and stakeholders.
  26. www.quiltindex.org/~quilti/wiki @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  27. BIG DATA AROUND BUILDING USER EXPERIENCES @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  28. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  29. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata

  30. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata ONLY POSSIBLE IF...

  31. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata OPEN

  32. SILOS = BAD (a grain solo, just in case you

    didn’t know) @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata
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    thawte.com. flickr.com. fonts.googleapis.com googleapis.com. themes.googleusercontent.com farm4.static.flickr.com ssoc-amazon.com assoc-amazon.com. ws.amazon.co.uk amazon.co.uk. images-amazon.com. zon.co.uk campusarch.msu.edu msu.edu. www.di diggirl.c blo 4.bp.blogspot.com blogspot.com. photo.goodreads.com goodreads.com. ggpht.com. 2ge1ffhdgsaom3padg8i2jd5pke1ajbt-a-fc-opensocial.googleuserco r1rk9np7bpcsfoeekl0khkd2juj27q3o-a-fc-opensocial.g www-fc-opensocial.googleusercontent.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 dhiban.wordpress.com jnk-do.blogspot.com scottkennedyartist.blogspot.com sisujournal.blogspot.com th 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. saraperry.wordpress.com googleadservices.com. pubads.g.doubleclick.net doubleclick.net. saraperry.files.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. electricarchaeologist.wordpress.com middlesavagery.files.wordpress.com platform.twitter.com static.technorati.com technorati.com. twitter-badges.s3.amazonaws.com web.prm.ox.ac.uk ox.ac.uk. botd2.wordpress.com safebrowsing.clients.google.c www.aptur api.tweetmeme.com tweetmeme.com. mediterraneanworld.wordpress.com mediterraneanworld.files.wordpress.com botd.wordpress.com w.sharethis.com sharethis.com. sharethis.com. sharethis.com. edge.sharethis.com seg.sharethis.com s.skimresources.com skimresources.com. r.skimresources.com @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata INTERDISCIPLINARY & CONNECTED
  34. @captain_primate | #SXSW #deepdata CULTURE OF SHARING

  35. FIN Dr. Ethan Watrall Department of Anthropology MATRIX: The Center

    for the Arts, Letters, & Social Sciences Online Michigan State University @captain_primate (THE END)