Digital Culture & Society (DCS)
Vol. 2, Issue 2/2016 – Politics of Big Data
»Digital Culture & Society« is a refereed, international journal, fostering discussion about the ways in which digital technologies, platforms and applications reconfigure daily lives and practices. It offers a forum for critical analysis and inquiries into digital media theory and provides a publication environment for interdisciplinary research approaches, contemporary theory developments and methodological innovation.
The third issue »Politics of Big Data« edited by Mark Coté, Paolo Gerbaudo, and Jennifer Pybus, critically examines the political and economic dimensions of Big Data and thus details its contestation. The contributions focus on the materialities and processes which manifest Big Data and explore forms of value beyond the state and capital. These range from open data initiatives, social media metrics, machine learning algorithms, data visualisation to data dashboards, critical data analysis, and new modes of data action research and practice.
ContentSeiten 3 - 4
Introduction. Politics of Big DataSeiten 5 - 16
I. Critiquing Big Data
What Counts? Reflections on the Multivalence of Social Media DataSeiten 19 - 38
Big Data and the Paradox of DiversitySeiten 39 - 54
II. Digital Epistemologies
The Alternative Epistemologies of Data ActivismSeiten 57 - 74
Simondon on Datafication. A Techno-Cultural MethodSeiten 75 - 92
III. Digital Methodologies
From Data Analytics to Data Hermeneutics. Online Political Discussions, Digital Methods and the Continuing Relevance of Interpretive ApproachesSeiten 95 - 112
Visual Social Media and Big Data. Interpreting Instagram Images Posted on TwitterSeiten 113 - 134
IV. Entering the Field
Group Privacy in Times of Big Data. A Literature ReviewSeiten 137 - 152
Biographical NotesSeiten 153 - 154
19 December 2016, 154 pages
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