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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 (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 201–212.
Published: 01 May 2015
... design and policy. While these efforts have long been stymied by a lack of sufficiently detailed data and limited computing power, these obstacles are rapidly being overcome. In response, a growing number of city governments and a new cadre of academic research centers are investing in data-intensive...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 307–310.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Wolfgang Pietsch This is a plea for democratic supervision and regulation of the large data sets that are currently being collected all over the digital world — a plea driven not by fears for the privacy of the individual but by worries that a privileged knowledge of the mechanics governing...
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 15 Aladar and Victor Olgyay, “Bioclimatic Registration of Climate Data” and “Timetable of Climatic Needs.” From Olgyay and Olgyay, Solar Control and Shading Devices (1957). Reproduced with permission More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 1 Play-by-play event data in an online poker chat log (created by author) More
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Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 3 Example of an AIFF file data and metadata architecture. More
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Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 12 Stock illustration of white man in business casual surfing a data wave made of 0s and 1s, against a background featuring a graph of business cycles. ID 130557873 © Aleutie | Dreamstime.com. More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 1 Server room at Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. © 2013 Connie Zhou / Google. Reprinted by permission More
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Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 2 A central cooling plant at a Google data center in Douglas County, Georgia. © 2013 Connie Zhou / Google. Reprinted by permission More
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Published: 01 January 2017
Figure 1 A screenshot of a GIS map of Palestinian Authority data from 2008, depicting major roads and urban areas in the West Bank and Gaza. For a more detailed view, see figure 5 . Map by the author. Data appear courtesy of Global Map of Palestine © ISCGM/Palestinian National Authority More
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 405–416.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Joy Rohde Abstract This article argues that the Cold War – era battle between information and uncertainty is a critical origin point for contemporary social theory – informed, data-intensive projects of the US national security state. Beginning in the 1950s, international relations experts...
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Published: 01 September 2014
Figure 2 Public space used by Hollywood film companies for location shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Data based on public records of permit requests and aggregated based on neighborhood and intensity of spatial uses. Data compiled by Vicki Mayer, Jade Miller, Shara Scotland, and Jessie More
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (3 (101)): 289–300.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Florence Jany-Catrice; Ilona Delouette; Amélie Lefebvre-Chombart; Laura Nirello Abstract This article analyzes the genesis and consolidation of the “statistical argument” (Desrosières 2008) of mortality during the pandemic. Public health data are approached from the perspective of “biopower” which...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (2 (97)): 167–193.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Darren Byler Abstract This article examines the digital enclosure of Muslim minority data and labor through a techno-political “reeducation” system in Northwest China to make a broader argument about the way surveillance capitalism can be linked to ethno-racialization. Specifically, it considers...
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Published: 01 January 2022
figure 3. Volumes of journal publications on “ yuqing event” (blue line), “new media event” (green line), and “online event” (orange line), 2007 – 19, based on China Science Periodical Database via Wangfang Data. More
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tess Lea; Paul Pholeros This essay describes the surreality of Aboriginal housing in Australia, where images reroute remedial concern from the literal conditions toward a pathologization of the indigenous householder. Using governmental data against governmental interpretation, the essay shows how...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 13–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
... (face-to-face and online) and less loneliness. Why such a strong disconnect between punditry and the data? This essay tries to unpack the complex, multifaceted changes brought about by social technologies and argues that the Internet may not make us lonelier, but it does help reconfigure our networks...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... discourses of newborn screening advocacy. Drawing on public records from newborn screening policy hearings and secondarily on our own ethnographic data, we examine how parent advocacy narratives were carefully crafted in an attempt to produce an emotional response in policy makers. We argue that lifesaving...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (3 (83)): 539–562.
Published: 01 September 2017
... software company that turned the data platform into a full-blown for-profit service suggests a very different reading. Yet why did the project’s serving both corporate and anticorporate agendas not cause significant conflict among participants themselves? Which practices, forms of imagination, discourses...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
...—that showcase citizens going toe‐to‐toe in public places because someone refuses to wear a mask. These videos are not mere political theater; they are replete with sociologically meaningful data about the nature of Americans’ cultural divisions. By closely analyzing recorded conflicts over collective...
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