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Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture, by Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel. See the book review at the Boston Globe.

Aiden and Michel are calling the quantitative study of culture “culturomics.”  As Pigliucci writes, “The promise is the usual one: out with the old-fashioned humanistic approach to culture; in with the scientific and quantitative method.” I am totally on board.

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