effectiveness of scaling data and its relationship to anthropology questions
- Why do anthropology people care about questions so much?
- why not the patterns in the code?
- why “more is different”
- “More Is Different” 177 (1972): 4.
- human related sciences have stopped themselves from having simple solutions, but we should not mistake that for no solution
- almost weissenshaft like, where we believe that with enough comptuation, most of these problems are solvable
- Halevy, Alon, Peter Norvig, and Fernando Pereira. “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data.” IEEE Intelligent Systems 24, no. 2 (March 2009): 8–12. https://doi.org/10.1109/MIS.2009.36.
- data even without questions can provide you answers, and even more so, it can provide you actual questions
- on digital humanities programs - to me digital humanities programs are butterfly collecting, but we can scale to very large
- obsession with “conversations” and “questions” is largely due to academia incentives, not real answers
- engaging in knowledge sectarianism in some senses if you define this as a way of carving up knowledge
- moore’s law, econometrics