Culture Analytics – Senior fellow à UCLA


My application has been accepted as a senior fellow for the Culture Analytics long program at UCLA / IPAM. During more than 3 months, I’ve learned the very up to date digital humanities methodologies, working with 40 researchers from arts and humanities, computer science and applied mathematics.


Description of the Culture Analytics long program :

« The explosion in the widespread use of the Internet and social media and the ubiquity of low cost computing have increased the possibilities for understanding cultural behaviors and expressions, while at the same time have facilitated opportunities for making cultural artifacts both accessible and comprehensible. The rapidly proliferating digital footprints that people leave as they crisscross these virtual spaces offer a treasure trove of cultural information, where culture is considered to be expressive of the norms, beliefs and values of a group. This program encourages the exploration of the unsolved mathematical opportunities that are emerging in this cultural information space. Many successful approaches to the analysis of cultural content and activities have been developed, yet there is still a great deal of work to be done. In this program, we aim to promote a vigorous collaboration across disciplines and devise new approaches and novel mathematics to address these problems of culture analytics, by bringing together leading scholars in the social sciences and humanities with those in applied mathematics, engineering, and computer science. »

Organizing Committee :
Tina Eliassi-Rad (Rutgers University, Computer Science)
Mauro Maggioni (Duke University, Mathematics and Computer Science)
Lev Manovich (The Graduate Center, CUNY, Computer Science)
Vwani Roychowdhury (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Electrical Engineering)
Timothy Tangherlini (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Scandinavian Languages)

General description of IPAM long programs :

« Long programs bring together researchers from mathematics and other disciplines, or multiple areas of mathematics, with the goal of facilitating collaborative, cross-disciplinary research. Senior, mid-career and junior researchers from around the world convene at IPAM for three months.  The long program opens with a week of tutorials, which are followed by several (usually four) workshops on topics related to the overall theme of the program, and a culminating workshop at UCLA’s Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. Between the workshops, the participants organize a seminar series and other activities. »