An XLab Brown Bag with Dr. Jada Watson: What Can Big Data Tell Us About Music Genres?
November 13, 11.30
History Department Lounge, 4th Floor Paterson Hall
Bring your lunch, and learn from Jada Watson as she takes us through her approaches to working with popular music and big data. Dr. Watson is the Coordinator of Digital Humanities and the Coordinator of the CreatorSpace at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Watson has a Ph.D. in Musicology from the Université Laval and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Ottawa.
Studies of Networks and Genres through Data
The SongData Project explores the potential of using discographic and biographic data to learn more about how popular music genres form, develop, and evolve over time. We are developing approaches for using information about songs and artists to explore the connections between musicians and the broader socio-cultural and institutional frameworks that govern genres