About this Event
Meet A Data Scientist-Lindsay Thomas | 4:00 -5:00PM This lecture series is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
TALK TITLE: “When Are Texts Data? Views from a Data Humanist”
The Meet a Data Scientist series is a chance to get up close and personal with top-level data science professionals. Join us for a talk with Professor Lindsay Thomas who teaches at the intersections of cultural and media studies, contemporary US literature, and the digital humanities.
The purpose of the Meet a Data Scientist lecture series is to introduce our audience to the people behind the data, their lives, interests, career choices, their work, and passion for how they can use data to solve grand challenges in their respective fields. Join us as we peer behind the curtain and meet the data scientists behind the data!
Lindsay Thomas is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami. Her research and teaching focus on the digital humanities, cultural studies, and contemporary US literature. She is the author of Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 (2021), a book about how the post-9/11 national security state uses fiction to train people to accept disaster as part of everyday life. From 2017-2021, she was co-director of WhatEvery1Says, a public humanities project that used machine learning to explore the shape of contemporary public discourse on the value of the humanities. She has published articles on post-9/11 national security and contemporary fiction and film, and she is a co-curator of the WhatEvery1Says datasets, which include over 9 million news articles and social media posts about the humanities today.
Read more at: https://lindsaythomas.net/