Making Sense(s) Wonders and Cabinets and Knowledge and Representations
Wunderkammer - Cabinet of Wonders: (Wiki)
European historical periods of claiming lands
good for expansion of knowledge
rising middle class -> moving into capitalists
people buy stuff to represent accomplishments (personal museum)
not just collection, but culture
what does it mean to have a collection
what is the point of making a replica of a collection
how do we contain
how do we represent
how do we sense
how do we make sense
how do we wonder
What is a representation?
Representation is an abstract idea that shows the most important value of a thing.
answer: representation is a part of the event (representation and meaning are together, there is no so called "original")
What can we address in this class?
TODO: Read Week 1 Texts: essay, summary of representation, video on representation theory (see calendar for detail)
Like NLP, each word in the sentence is defined as the vector of all words around it.
Sampling bias resulted in biased representation, including minority (or rare cases) could solve it.
Biased representation hurts minority and establishes inequality.
Minority can't be easily heard -> Data Compression Effect (our memory is limited)
resonance: using the context and prior knowledge of the world to produce greater meaning
wonder: evoke attention
you should consider how other will interpret your work before starting the work
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