Here’s a typology for the different types of data in TV. 1. What types of data are available for TV? 2. Examples: 3. How can these data types be used by producers / broadcasters?
Slides from a talk I gave to the 3rd-year media students at Regent’s University in London a few days ago. Lots of examples from TV and from my own experience. The title was: How Data Can Make You More Creative. The deck contains a framework for understanding the many different types of data available in the TV industry. […]
Joanne Garde-Hansen again: Facebook is a database of users for users; each user’s page is a database of their life. I disagree. Facebook does have a huge database, but it’s how it uses that data that is important. Its real strength is using context to create meaning. Check this out. A user (in this case, my […]
Espen Ytreberg reports an interview with a Norwegian TV viewer who was describing the experience of sending an SMS and seeing it appear on the TV. Interviewee: It’s great fun… You get that return message, ’Your message will be screened within so and so long’, right? That’s a real kick, you have to try it too. […]
As we enter the age of ‘Big Data’, we’re at risk of excluding ourselves from decision-making a little too hastily. danah boyd and Kate Crawford quote Chris Anderson, ex-Editor-in-Chief of Wired, speaking in praise of what he terms ‘The Petabyte Age’: This is a world where massive amounts of data and applied mathematics replace […]