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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and Communication 10 , no. 4 > ( 2007 ): 295 – 317 . Boyd Danah Crawford Kate . “ Critical Questions for Big Data: Provocations for a Critical, Technological and Scholarly Phenomenon .” Information, Communication, and Society 15 , no. 5 ( 2012 ): 662 – 79 . Chaar-López Iván...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 127–130.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the technologies that produce and disseminate it. Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 fake news big data knowledge technology media When did we get on board with the project of “manufacturing consent”? When did we lose confidence in our capacity to fight infowars, grasp irony, throw shade...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 95–101.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and selling data to maximize efficiency, customize product and service offerings, inform research and development, or lower insurance premiums. The business cases for harnessing big data continue to expand. The capture of the future. Capital’s wet dream, its ur-calculus. Planet-wide, even cosmic...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 109–130.
Published: 01 March 2020
... collected in the first phase of this project elucidate lived experience in ways that metrics collected from the survey cannot. It should be stressed that, while I make use of data here, I do so while simultaneously critiquing the use of big data to measure a livable life. Indeed, were one to analyze...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... you learn which images have shrimp in them and which ones don’t. Are you hungry, AI? Copyright © 2018 Duke University Press 2018 AI artificial intelligence labor the cloud data metadata We are composing this text on a series of shared Google Docs. We talk together, we dance together...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 25–30.
Published: 01 March 2018
... earth metals mine Technological resources: the data center as mine Human resources: migrant labor, the prison system, displaced agricultural workers, the “absolutely expendable” Financial resources: loans, mortgages, credit (predatory lending as debt harvesting, the production of indentured...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (1 (122)): 71–92.
Published: 01 March 2015
... sophisticated Chilean network of official actors coordinates protocols of data collection, analysis, and signaling in collaboration with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.18 Atop its bluff, the naval base in Valparaíso overlooks the port...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 134–141.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in subaltern history rarely have the kind of big databases that inspire projects in text min- ing, topic modeling, or network analysis. And our data are debased, com- piled from the records of the slavers, the racists, the exploiters...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (3 (64)): 123–136.
Published: 01 September 2000
... view, also required removing the science that underwrites evolution, so the board also voted to delete the big bang theory from the statewide science standards. As James Glanz of the New York Times pointed out, removing big bang cos- mology from the state...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (3 (128)): 105–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ). You can buy them in bulk online, too, by color ( fig. 8 ). Meanwhile, it is not only in retailing that we see value accruing around the idea of books in bulk. Big data has entered literary analysis, as disciplines in the humanities import quantitative methods for content analysis from sociology...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., the happiness of others, mattered not at all in the United States of Bergentown, its borders policed by fantasies of big, beautiful walls. It is at this moment that the trolls at last become political subjects. The atomistic bonds of the collective will, channeled through the voice of Justin Timberlake...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 87–107.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that has proliferated as technological systems celebrate the potentiality of the will fed back (with every customer recommendation, Facebook like, big data analysis), the will to theorize a subjectless process into existence — the will to become an algorithm. III. Phantom Systems Have you...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (1 (146)): 69–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
... the box presents to potential applicants. 20. Harney and Moten, Undercommons , 31 . 21. Data from Couloute and Kopf, “Out of Prison and Out of Work,” illustrate that unemployment among formerly incarcerated people exceeds 27 percent—higher than the total US unemployment rate during any...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (1 (90)): 17–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... The problem was that Henry Ashby Turner, a senior — and very conservative — Yale historian, was preparing to publish German Big Busi- ness and the Rise of Hitler, a study absolving the country’s industrialists of responsibility. Turner...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 21–46.
Published: 01 June 2011
... walls and with closed-­circuit screens flickering above their heads, is a case in point. What I want to signal here is the vitality of outside TV as a social practice in contemporary China. Currently, little data or analysis exists to describe screens, spectators, and consumption...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 31–54.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... And if that weren’t enough, these new hotels barely paid employees min- imum wage; large chains, like Marriott and Hyatt, also turned into big- time union busters. Clinton’s “empowerment zones,” set up in 1993, merely continued...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (4 (65)): 117–133.
Published: 01 December 2000
... with the mainstream political pulse. This is the twinned fate of Big Government and Little Government, of Great Society and Contract with America. Clinton, like Reagan before him, opened the arena for affect, the testimonial...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (3-4 (84-85)): 193–217.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., mostly academics and artists, in my own comfortable if unaffordable “cre- ative class” gay ghetto in a big city.6 My informal, decidedly unscientific focus group responded to Obama’s shout-out to “gay friends in the red states” with a barrage of pity and sarcasm...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (3 (88)): 81–98.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to settle in rural areas is agricultural workers. U.S. Labor Department data have indicated that almost 80 per- cent of all U.S. farmworkers are Mexican born. These workers are found in some of the most remote rural communities, and increasingly, they are settling in those communities. Sometimes...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (4 (77)): 35–50.
Published: 01 December 2003
... for what it terms ‘competitive reasons5 Another analyst commented, “Enron is a big black box.”6 Hence, even Wall Street had very little information about Enron’s actual business practices. However, Enron is not unique in this regard. The fact is that Enron, like most corporations, acted relatively...