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Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945

Author: Orit Halpern
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Series: Experimental futures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beautiful Data is both a history of big data and interactivity, and a sophisticated meditation on ideas about vision and cognition in the second half of the twentieth century. Contending that our forms of attention, observation, and truth are contingent and contested, Orit Halpern historicizes the ways that we are trained, and train ourselves, to observe and analyze the world. Tracing the postwar impact of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orit Halpern
ISBN: 9780822357308 0822357305 9780822357445 0822357445
OCLC Number: 875884461
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Speculating on sense --
Introduction: Dreams for our perceptual present --
Dreams for the perceptual present : temporality, storage, and interactivity in cybernetics --
Communicative objectivity : design, knowledge, and the interface --
The measure of reason and the art of visualization : transforming rationality, method, and logic in the social and human sciences --
The governance of sense: designing information and reconfiguring population circa 1959.
Series Title: Experimental futures.
Responsibility: Orit Halpern.
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Beautiful Data is both a history of big data and interactivity, and a sophisticated meditation on ideas about vision and cognition in the second half of the twentieth century.  Read more...

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"Overall... this is quite an interesting read, illustrating how a single idea (cybernetics) can permeate all walks of life, at least for a time." -- Alexander von Lunen * British Journal for the Read more...

 
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