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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Theresa MacPhail This essay examines the “era of big data” through the lens of recent attempts at its application within the realm of public health. Arguing that debates about big data’s newness or usefulness are misplaced, I suggest that big data is less about finding solutions to complex social...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (1 (96)): 21–45.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Angela Xiao Wu Abstract Much attention to affective computing has focused on its alleged ability to “tap into human affects,” a trope also foundational to broader theorizations about bigdata surveillance. What remains understudied and undertheorized is affective computing's social life, where...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... one,” they also warn that unprecedented international travel and massive urbanization create a “perfect storm for viral emergence.” A number of essays in this issue of Public Culture address this topic, directly or indirectly. We begin with two Forum essays about the rise of “big data...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (1 (93)): 11–33.
Published: 01 January 2021
... into infrastructures and inscribing them into a proprietary relationship of biological subjugation, she concludes. As algorithmic forms of intelligence grow in parallel to (and often in alliance with) genetic research, the integration of algorithms and big-data analysis in the biological sphere brings...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and in more empowered roles than in the past. This development offers an opportunity to develop more transparent, ethical, and effective models for collaborative urban research involving universities, local government, and citizen science networks. 2015 big data citizen science public management...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the majority in this essay, as a counterpoint to the flatness of network-based connectivity and sociality based on a form of counting without contextualizing, or rather counting with the barest hint of the rich contexts within which individuals are embedded. At best, big-data integration positions those traced...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 272–306.
Published: 01 March 2013
...- sequent infrastructure for new forms of life. The city is envisioned as a physical incarnation of an immense cloud of big data; its purpose and value are generated by speculation on how sensitive its infrastructure of sensors and cellular commu...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 307–310.
Published: 01 March 2013
... can only disclose correlations — of which no one can be sure if and where they will hold again — not causal knowledge geared toward prediction and control. Or so it seemed. Then came the digital age. In a world of big data...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Politics on the Information Superhighway , edited by Sardar Ziauddin Ravetz Jerome R. , 14 – 41 . New York : New York University Press . Savitz Eric . 2012 . “ Big Data: The Hidden Opportunity .” Fortune , May 1 . www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/05/01/big-data-the-hidden...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 79–112.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and, in many ways, surpassed the radicality of its politics. 2017 history land use map participation PRA Robert Chambers What is the participatory map, and when did it emerge? In the online world, we’re in the middle of a renaissance of popular cartography, enabled by big data...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 287–326.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Revolutions,” for example, media studies scholar Gilad Lotan and colleagues (2011) examine the unfolding of the revolution in terms of its enabling “flows” of information, including one significant “wave of retweets” (1395). Anthropologist Nick Seaver (2015 : 32, 31) has spied in “big data’s oceanic...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (1 (75)): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2015
... calls for big-data methodology along with more qualitative analyses of case studies. Media platforms that spur fans to express what they think and feel, along with our increased access to that expression, have brought affect to the fore of celebrity studies, as these essays attest, with their attention...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 319–337.
Published: 01 May 2014
... they highlight the forms that digital media literacy takes. At the same time as infovis rouses admiration for the artist’s facility with big data sets and the technologies that aestheticize them, it also invites critics to specify how powers of seeing do or do not encourage “power[s] of action.” One...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... . Chow-White Peter A. Green Sandy Jr 2013 . “ Data Mining Difference in the Age of Big Data: Communication and the Social Shaping of Genome Technologies from 1998 to 2007 .” International Journal of Communication 7 : 556 – 83 . Choy Timothy . 2011 . Ecologies of Comparison...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 215–245.
Published: 01 January 2020
... : Bloomsbury . Pink Sarah Ruckenstein Minna Willim Robert Duque Melisa . 2018 . “ Broken Data: Conceptualising Data in an Emerging World .” Big Data and Society 5 , no. 1 : 1 – 13 . Plutarch . 2001 . Plutarch’s Lives, Volume 1 . New York : Modern Library . Rinehart...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
... . Thrift Nigel . 2004 . “ Intensities of Feeling: Towards a Spatial Politics of Affect .” Geografiska Annaler , ser. B , 86 , no. 3 : 57 – 78 . Townsend Anthony . 2013 . Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia . New York : Norton . Townsend...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 27–51.
Published: 01 January 2017
... in drone strikes, which can be either “targeted assassinations” or “signature strikes.” The latter category (actually the largest) is based on the use of big data and social network analysis in what is called “pattern of life analysis” ( Chamayou 2015) . Here, as in migration-related security issues...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ). 2016 big data digital media online gambling risk and uncertainty technologies of the self A man sits before a large desktop monitor station, the double screen divided into twenty-four rectangles of equal size, each containing the green oval of a poker table with positions for nine...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 389–413.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Security and Rights in a Bolivian City . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Greenfield Adam . 2013 . Against the Smart City . New York : Do Projects . Kitchin Rob . 2014 . “ The Real-Time City? Big Data and Smart Urbanism .” Geo-Journal 79 , no. 2 : 1 – 14 . Lampis...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” ( Han 2017 ) of social media corporations, which treats users not as customers but as products whose vitality—their hopes, dreams, desires—can be mined and mobilized for political or economic ends in the form of “Big Data.” Or we may discern more precise family resemblances between certain dimensions...