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Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Dawn Nafus (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Today anyone can purchase technology that can track, quantify, and measure the body and its environment. Wearable or portable sensors detect heart rates, glucose levels, steps taken, water quality, ... More


Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

Sun-ha Hong

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479860234
eISBN:
9781479855759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860234.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

What counts as knowledge in the age of big data and smart machines? Technologies of datafication renew the long modern promise of turning bodies into facts. They seek to take human intentions, ... More


Conclusion: The Affective Turn

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I situate the book’s findings about modeling, embodiment, and technology in the debates about affect stirred up by the age of the blink. It considers the theoretical ramifications of ... More


Data’s Intimacy

Sun-ha Hong

in Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479860234
eISBN:
9781479855759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860234.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Today, machines observe, record, and sense the world—not just for us but also often instead of us and indifferently to our meaning. The intertwined problems of technological knowledge and (our) ... More


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