Latent Big Data*

By Marcus on 25. November 2017 — 1 min read

So I went to RE:TRACE – 7th International Conference for Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

And all I brought was this lousy T-Shirt.

In fact my head is still spinning. I have a bunch of notes, a lot of photos of slides hastily taken on a mobile phone, there is a folder on my computer, there are half empty documents and stuff being written down in the notes app that I barely use and normally never open, there are emails that I sent to myself, there are WhatsApp Messages from Instagram screenshots sent to my wife, there is a 360 degree story and there are wild scribblings on the paper version of the program having been folded more than multiple times and there is my browser history and some bookmarks.

I decided to document parts of the talks and stuff that i found interesting by typing in the title of the talks or the mentioned names into the Google Image Search in order to screenshot the first lines of results.

















* There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know. Donald Rumsfeld

** The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. Arther C. Clarke