Mark Mets is a PhD student in Studies of Cultures. He completed his MA studies in Semiotics at the University of Tartu. In his doctoral research Mark studies the representations of other cultures and cultural transmission of those representations by analysing big data. His aim is to describe the different dynamics by which these representations of other cultures
change in order to better understand cultural transmission and cultural evolution.
Furthermore, this research evaluates to what extent specific methods of modelling cultural data contribute to a better understanding of cultural transmission and evolution in general. He achieves this by analysing specific datasets that demonstrate how representations of other cultures have changed throughout time and by looking for similarities and differences in patterns of change within and between these datasets. Mark is part of the Cultural Data Analytics (CUDAN) project.