MachineMachine /stream - tagged with data https://machinemachine.net/stream/feed en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss LifePress therourke@gmail.com <![CDATA[Agnotology and Epistemological Fragmentation]]> https://points.datasociety.net/agnotology-and-epistemological-fragmentation-56aa3c509c6b

Epistemology is the term that describes how we know what we know. Most people who think about knowledge think about the processes of obtaining it. Ignorance is often assumed to be not-yet-knowledgeable. But what if ignorance is strategically manufactured? What if the tools of knowledge production are perverted to enable ignorance? In 1995, Robert Proctor and Iain Boal coined the term “agnotology” to describe the strategic and purposeful production of ignorance. In an edited volume called Agnotology, Proctor and Londa Schiebinger collect essays detailing how agnotology is achieved. Whether we’re talking about the erasure of history or the undoing of scientific knowledge, agnotology is a tool of oppression by the powerful.

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Tue, 14 May 2019 22:58:07 -0700 https://points.datasociety.net/agnotology-and-epistemological-fragmentation-56aa3c509c6b
<![CDATA[Daniel Rourke - “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.”]]> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47boeVR3VuI

Goldsmiths College Department of Art MFA Lectures 2018 - 2019

Series 1.1: Offence is the Best Defence: On the Success of Social Media Toxicity

8 Oct 2018 — Daniel Rourke (Goldsmiths): “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.” 15 Oct 2018 — Isobelle Clarke (Birmingham): "Poor little snowflake, are you 'grossly' offended?": Quantifying Communicative Styles of Twitter Trolling 22 Oct 2018 — Zeena Feldman (Kings College, London): Beyond Time: On Quitting Social Media 29 Oct 2018 — William Davies (Goldsmiths): War of Words: Embodiment and Rhetoric in Online Combat

Daniel Rourke 8th October 2018 “We're trying to have the non-weird future get here as fast as possible.”

From the Latin ‘aequivocare’, for ‘called by the same name’, to equivocate is to use language ambiguously to conceal a truth or avoid commitment to a single meaning. In this talk Daniel Rourke will consider equivocation in the performative (social media) speech acts of figures such as Donald Trump, Elon Musk, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

How their speech acts exposit a 'shared' future, or a means of ‘escaping’ our present conditions, has much to tell us about how the very idea of the ‘true’ or the ‘false’ has shifted in the era of algorithmic governance, and social media campaigns such as #MeToo.

Turning to Homi K. Bhabha's theories of postcolonial discourse, as well as introducing the project The 3D Additivist Manifesto – co-created with Morehshin Allahyari – Daniel will end by trying to reaffirm the equivocal act, pointing out a way to generate and move toward non-determinate futures without imperialising them.

BIO: Dr. Daniel Rourke is a writer/artist and co-convener of Digital Media (MA) at Goldsmiths. In his work Daniel creates collaborative frameworks and theoretical toolsets for exploring the intersection of digital materiality, the arts, and posthumanism. These frameworks often hinge on speculative elements taken from science fiction and pop culture: fictional figures and fabulations that might offer a glimpse of a radical ‘outside’ to the human(ities). His writing and artistic profile includes work with AND Festival, The V&A, FACT Liverpool, Arebyte gallery, Centre Pompidou, Transmediale, Tate Modern, Sonic Acts Festival, as well as recent artistic collaborations with a cast of hundreds... web: machinemachine.net.

Presented by the Art Department, Goldsmiths.

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Fri, 08 Feb 2019 06:24:18 -0800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47boeVR3VuI
<![CDATA[‘Tsunami of data’ could consume one fifth of global electricity by 2025 | Environment | The Guardian]]> https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025

The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand by power-hungry server farms storing digital data from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows expone

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Tue, 09 Oct 2018 09:50:42 -0700 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/11/tsunami-of-data-could-consume-fifth-global-electricity-by-2025
<![CDATA[Data Archive Infrastructure 2018 – Shannon Mattern | The New School]]> http://www.wordsinspace.net/data_archive/fall2018/

Our semester will be divided into four units: Epistemological Architectures (Weeks 3-5), Epistemological Apparatae (Weeks 6-8), Human Subjects + Publics (Weeks 10-11), and Collections + Content (Weeks 12-14)

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Sat, 01 Sep 2018 10:09:46 -0700 http://www.wordsinspace.net/data_archive/fall2018/
<![CDATA[Google and Facebook Didn't End Data Privacy - The Atlantic]]> https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/08/the-age-of-privacy-nihilism-is-here/568198/

A barista gets burned at work, buys first-aid cream at Target, and later that day sees a Facebook ad for the same product. In another Target, someone shouts down the aisle to a companion to pick up some Red Bull; on the ride home, Instagram serves a sponsored post for the beverage.

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Tue, 28 Aug 2018 05:33:37 -0700 https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/08/the-age-of-privacy-nihilism-is-here/568198/
<![CDATA[Big Brother’s Blind Spot | Joanne McNeil]]> https://thebaffler.com/salvos/big-brothers-blind-spot-mcneil

Netflix believes, algorithmically at least, that I am the kind of person who likes to watch “Dark TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead.” This picksome genre is never one that I that seek out intentionally, and I’m not sure it even represents my viewing habits.

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Sat, 07 Jul 2018 08:32:31 -0700 https://thebaffler.com/salvos/big-brothers-blind-spot-mcneil
<![CDATA[Hito Steyerl | Politics of Post-Representation «DIS Magazine]]> http://dismagazine.com/disillusioned-2/62143/hito-steyerl-politics-of-post-representation/

From the militarization of social media to the corporatization of the art world, Hito Steyerl’s writings represent some of the most influential bodies of work in contemporary cultural criticism today.

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 05:54:20 -0700 http://dismagazine.com/disillusioned-2/62143/hito-steyerl-politics-of-post-representation/
<![CDATA[On Automation and Free Time - e-flux Architecture - e-flux]]> http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/179224/on-automation-and-free-time/

In “Fragment on Machines,” Marx made the case that with investment in automated technology, which he called fixed capital, capitalism is able to reduce necessary labor time and increase both surplus labor and value.

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Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:02:49 -0700 http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/179224/on-automation-and-free-time/
<![CDATA[Meet the pirate queen making academic papers free online - The Verge]]> https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16985666/alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-open-access-science-papers-lawsuit

In cramped quarters at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, shared by four students and a cat, sat a server with 13 hard drives. The server hosted Sci-Hub, a website with over 64 million academic papers available for free to anybody in the world.

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Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:07:30 -0800 https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16985666/alexandra-elbakyan-sci-hub-open-access-science-papers-lawsuit
<![CDATA[John Lanchester reviews ‘The Attention Merchants’ by Tim Wu, ‘Chaos Monkeys’ by Antonio García Martínez and ‘Move Fast and Break Things’ by Jonathan Taplin · LRB 17 August 2017]]> https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook had hit a new level: two billion monthly active users. That number, the company’s preferred ‘metric’ when measuring its own size, means two billion different people used Facebook in the preceding month.

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Wed, 06 Sep 2017 03:24:16 -0700 https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product
<![CDATA[Sci-Hub’s cache of pirated papers is so big, subscription journals are doomed, data analyst suggests | Science | AAAS]]> http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/sci-hub-s-cache-pirated-papers-so-big-subscription-journals-are-doomed-data-analyst

There is no doubt that Sci-Hub, the infamous—and, according to a U.S. court, illegal—online repository of pirated research papers, is enormously popular. (See Science’s investigation last year of who is downloading papers from Sci-Hub.

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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:04:42 -0700 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/sci-hub-s-cache-pirated-papers-so-big-subscription-journals-are-doomed-data-analyst
<![CDATA[Regulating the internet giants: The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data | The Economist]]> http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era.

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Mon, 08 May 2017 06:35:27 -0700 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource
<![CDATA[By 2030, You'll Be Living in a World That's Run by Google]]> https://futurism.com/by-2030-youll-be-living-in-a-world-thats-run-by-google/

Larry Page, one of Google’s two co-founders, once said off-handedly that Google is not about building a search engine. As he said it, “Oh, we’re really making an AI”. Google right now is all about building the world brain that will take care of every person, all the time and everywhere.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 19:21:06 -0800 https://futurism.com/by-2030-youll-be-living-in-a-world-thats-run-by-google/
<![CDATA[ROAR Magazine]]> https://roarmag.org/magazine/algorithmic-control-smartphone-internet-apps/

Last year, Stanford University published a study confirming what many of us may long have suspected: that your computer can predict what you want with more accuracy than your spouse or your friends.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:21:23 -0800 https://roarmag.org/magazine/algorithmic-control-smartphone-internet-apps/
<![CDATA[Impact of Social Sciences – Big data problems we face today can be traced to the social ordering practices of the 19th century.]]> http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/10/13/ideological-inheritances-in-the-data-revolution/

In the 19th century, changes in knowledge were facilitated not only by large quantities of new information pouring in from around the world but by shifts in the production, processing and analysis of that information.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:01:08 -0800 http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/10/13/ideological-inheritances-in-the-data-revolution/
<![CDATA[88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places | WIRED]]> https://www.wired.com/2017/02/88-tiny-satellites-will-watch-time-everywhere/

The satellite company Planet is used to breaking records. In 2014, a rocket exploded with a payload of the company’s satellites inside—26, the biggest loss ever.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:01:37 -0800 https://www.wired.com/2017/02/88-tiny-satellites-will-watch-time-everywhere/
<![CDATA[Meet the woman who put 50 million stolen articles online so you can read them for free | The Independent]]> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/meet-the-woman-who-put-50-million-stolen-articles-online-so-you-can-read-them-for-free-a6964176.html

Alexandra Elbakyan is a highbrow pirate in hiding. The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is operating a searchable online database of nearly 50 million stolen scholarly journal articles, shattering the $10 billion-per-year paywall of academic publishers.

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 04:33:44 -0800 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/meet-the-woman-who-put-50-million-stolen-articles-online-so-you-can-read-them-for-free-a6964176.html
<![CDATA[Your Data Footprint Is Affecting Your Life In Ways You Can't Even Imagine | Co.Exist | ideas + impact]]> https://www.fastcoexist.com/3057514/your-data-footprint-is-affecting-your-life-in-ways-you-cant-even-imagine

Imagine you’re moving apartments and shopping for new furniture at a couple of stores. You see a couch you like, but you’re not sure, so you leave thinking maybe you’ll return another day. But that couch doesn’t take well to rejection.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:51:16 -0700 https://www.fastcoexist.com/3057514/your-data-footprint-is-affecting-your-life-in-ways-you-cant-even-imagine
<![CDATA[Study Links Police Bodycams to Increase in Shooting Deaths - Law Blog - WSJ]]> http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/08/12/study-links-police-bodycams-to-increase-in-shooting-deaths/

In the wake of high-profile police shootings, the Obama administration has encouraged local police departments to equip their officers with body-worn cameras.

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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:04:13 -0700 http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/08/12/study-links-police-bodycams-to-increase-in-shooting-deaths/
<![CDATA[Google's Cultural Institute is making art and museums searchable for everyone | WIRED UK]]> http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-cultural-institute-art-museums ]]> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 04:33:04 -0700 http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-cultural-institute-art-museums