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Database of dreams. The lost quest to catalog humanity

Author: Rebecca Lemov
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, and social scientists were entranced by the human insights promised by Rorschach tests and other innovative scientific protocols. Kaplan, along with anthropologist A.I. Hallowell and a team of researchers, sought out a varied  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lemov, Rebecca.
Database of dreams. The lost quest to catalog humanity
(OCoLC)910504195
Named Person: Bert Kaplan
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Lemov
ISBN: 9780300216646 0300216645
OCLC Number: 927441279
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Paperwork of the Inner Self --
The Varieties of Not Belonging --
The Storage of the Very, Very Small --
Data Mining in Zuni --
Possible Future Worlds --
The Double Experiment --
"I Do Not Want Secrets. ... I Only Want Your Dreams" --
Not Fade Away (A History of the Life History) --
New Encyclopedias Will Arise --
Brief Golden Age --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rebecca Lemov.

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An acclaimed science historian uncovers the fascinating story of a "lost" project to unlock humanity's common denominator that prefigured the emergence of Big Data  Read more...

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