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CfP: Countercultures of Data

Call for Papers for *Philosophy and Technology*’s special issue on Countercultures of Data Guest Editor Anna Lauren Hoffmann, School of Information – University of California, Berkeley About the Issue 25 years ago, Sandra Harding—in her influential book *Whose Science? Whose… Read More ›

Digital Ontology

A really interesting series from Cultural Anthropology: Is There an Ontology to the Digital? by Hannah Knox and Antonia Walford What in/is the World is/of Big Data? by Allen Abramson Databasing Danish Schools by Helene Ratner Data-Face and Ontologies of… Read More ›

Value and Values

“Value and Values” Saturday December 3rd 2016 9.30-18.30, followed by a wine reception at 18.30 Goldsmiths, University of London  This event is the final symposium for the ESRC Professorial Fellowship project “Value and Values” (ES/K010786/1) conducted between 2013-2016 by Bev… Read More ›

Data Fetishism

I find this argument from loc 270 of Rob Kitchin’s The Data Revolution extremely compelling. It reminds me of Roy Bhaskar’s argument about the fetishisation of facts from his Reclaiming Reality. This is what Kitchin says: Moreover, just as we think… Read More ›