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Informating

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

We can best approach the issue of informating by visiting two work locales of the early 1980s depicted in Shoshana Zuboff's In the Age of the Smart Machine (1988). The book provides a sketch of one ... 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


Introduction: Driven by Data

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/9781479860234.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Technologies of datafication pursue the familiar modern promise of better knowledge—and, in doing so, reshape what counts as knowledge in their own image. The fantasy of raw data, objective truth, ... More


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