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Data Centers and Data Bunkers

Tung-Hui Hu

in A Prehistory of the Cloud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029513
eISBN:
9780262330091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029513.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter traces the cloud of digital data back to the data centers that store them. For security reasons, a number of data centers are repurposed Cold War military bunkers, suggesting that a ... More


Bodies in the Cloud: A Geography of Electronic Health Data

Nicholas Bauch

in Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter takes a geographical perspective on a medical biotechnology known as Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN). WBANs generate, transmit, store, and retrieve information about the biological ... More


Statisticians, Data Centers, and the Organization of Large-Scale Clinical Trials

Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

in Cancer on Trial: Oncology as a New Style of Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226428918
eISBN:
9780226428932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226428932.003.0102
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines data centers, statisticians, data managers, and collaborators within cooperative oncology groups who took over the management of clinical trials and their results. It also ... More


“Where the Internet Lives”: Data Centers as Cloud Infrastructure

Jennifer Holt and Patrick Vonderau

in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how recent depictions of data-center visibility function both as a mode of claiming corporate territory and as an obfuscation of the less picturesque dimensions of cloud ... More


The Hidden Factory: Social Media

Moritz Altenried

in The Digital Factory: The Human Labor of Automation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226815497
eISBN:
9780226815503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815503.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter attempts to situate labor’s place in social media. It turns to aspects of the political economy of social media which are often obscured behind the debates about fake news, privacy and ... More


Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book uses the term “media infrastructure” to signal a shift in critical focus and approach that questions the international telecommunication network as a given. This book investigates how the ... More


The Effects of Weather Shocks on Crop Prices in Unfettered Markets: The United States Prior to the Farm Programs, 1895–1932

Jonathan F. Fox, Price V. Fishback, and Paul W. Rhode

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter addresses the cost of climate-related events by examining the impact on agricultural prices. The main goal is to examine the sensitivity of agricultural prices and output to local and ... More


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