Lecture: Google’s Knowledge Graph & Future-Histories of Thought
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Dr. Alexander Monea, is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities serving jointly in George Mason’s English Department and Cultural Studies Program. His current research focuses on examining computation and its attendant technological implementations and peripheral supports. In particular, his book project analyzes the history of computation through genealogies of numerical mediation, ‘big’ data, predictive analytics, and other points of entanglement between computation, governmentality, and/or capital. His recent publications range from analytical work focused on specific computational apparatuses, like Google’s Knowledge Graph, to more theoretical critiques of speculation, to methodological meditations on doing politically meaningful media studies research.
This presentation looks to draw on Dr. Monea’s recent publications in Computational Culture and Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies on graph databases, and Google’s Knowledge Graph in particular.