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All data are local : thinking critically in a data-driven society

Author: Yanni A Loukissas; Geoffrey C Bowker
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to analyze data settings rather than data sets, acknowledging the meaning-making power of the local. In our data-driven society, it is too easy to assume the transparency of data. Instead, Yanni Loukissas argues in All Data Are Local , we should approach data sets with an awareness that data are created by humans and their dutiful machines, at a time, in a place, with the instruments at hand, for audiences that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yanni A Loukissas; Geoffrey C Bowker
ISBN: 9780262039666 0262039664
OCLC Number: 1054264218
Description: xix, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Local origins --
A place for plant data --
Collecting infrastructures --
Newsworthy algorithms --
Market, place, interface --
Models of local practice --
Local ends.
Responsibility: Yanni Alexander Loukissas ; foreword by Geoffrey C. Bowker.

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