The Trouble With Big Data
How Datafication Displaces Cultural Practices
This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Trinity College Dublin, DARIAH-EU and the European Commission. This book explores the challenges society faces with big data, through the lens of culture rather than social, political or economic trends, as demonstrated in the words we use, the values that underpin our interactions, and the biases and assumptions that drive us. Focusing on areas such as data and language, data and sensemaking, data and power, data and invisibility, and big data aggregation, it demonstrates that humanities research, focussing on cultural rather than social, political or economic frames of reference for viewing technology, resists mass datafication for a reason, and that those very reasons can be instructive for the critical observation of big data research and innovation.
KeywordsLiterary Studies; Contemporary Literature (Lit Studies); Literature, Media and Technology (Lit Studies); Digital Art and Media (Film & Media); Philosophy of Science (Philosophy); New Media and Technology (Film & Media); IT and Technology Law (Law); Sociology of Science and Technology (Sociology); History of Science, Technology and Medicine (History); Sociology of Culture, Arts and the Media (Sociology ASC2); Monograph
ISBN9781350239630, 9781350239623, 9781350239630, 9781350239647
Publication date and placeLondon, 2021
SeriesBloomsbury Studies in Digital Cultures,
Data capture & analysis