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Description - Big Data in the Arts and Humanities by Giovanni Schiuma

As digital technologies occupy a more central role in working and everyday human life, individual and social realities are increasingly constructed and communicated through digital objects, which are progressively replacing and representing physical objects. They are even shaping new forms of virtual reality. This growing digital transformation coupled with technological evolution and the development of computer computation is shaping a cyber society whose working mechanisms are grounded upon the production, deployment, and exploitation of big data. In the arts and humanities, however, the notion of big data is still in its embryonic stage, and only in the last few years, have arts and cultural organizations and institutions, artists, and humanists started to investigate, explore, and experiment with the deployment and exploitation of big data as well as understand the possible forms of collaborations based on it.

Big Data in the Arts and Humanities: Theory and Practice explores the meaning, properties, and applications of big data. This book examines therelevance of big data to the arts and humanities, digital humanities, and management of big data with and for the arts and humanities. It explores the reasons and opportunities for the arts and humanities to embrace the big data revolution. The book also delineates managerial implications to successfully shape a mutually beneficial partnership between the arts and humanities and the big data- and computational digital-based sciences.

Big data and arts and humanities can be likened to the rational and emotional aspects of the human mind. This book attempts to integrate these two aspects of human thought to advance decision-making and to enhance the expression of the best of human life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781498765855
ISBN-10: 1498765858
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 214
Imprint: Productivity Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 8-May-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Giovanni Schiuma

Dr. Giovanni Schiuma is Professor of Innovation Management at University of Basilicata (Italy) and Visiting Professor of Arts Based Management at University of the Arts London, where he founded and develop the Innovation Insights Hub. He is widely recognised as one of the world's leading experts in the arts in business and strategic knowledge management. He is an inspiring speaker and facilitator, with extensive research management expertise and excellent ability to coordinate complex projects and lead research teams. Creative and innovative with an openness to address and solve key strategic research and organisational challenges, Giovanni is widely renowned for his work on the use of the arts for business, as well as his work on assessing and managing knowledge assets.Dr. Daniela Carlucci has a Ph.D. in Business Management and is Senior Lecture at the University of Basilicata (Italy). Her research interests focus mainly on knowledge assets; intellectual capital assessment management within private and public organisations, including healthcare organizations; project evaluation and management; performance measurement and management; decision support methods and mapping tools; innovation; organisational behaviour; and arts in business for innovation and organizational development. She has authored and co-authored of more than 100 publications, including chapters of books, articles, conference papers, research reports on a range of research topics. Her researches have been published in internationally indexed journals such as Expert Systems with Applications, Production Planning and Control, Healthcare Management Science, Measuring Business Excellence, Knowledge Management Research and Practice and many others.

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