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All Backchannels Entries Tagged 'big data'

Silenced Issues 4: (Un-)Silencing Issues in Thinking Through Environmental Data

Reflections / Leo Matteo Bachinger

title The fourth entry to our ongong series explores and reflects the ways in which data is used to conceal, silence but also bring to the foreground environmental and Climate Change issues.

4S Preview: Bioinformation management in data driven medicine

Projects / Karoliina Snell, Ilpo Helén and Aaro Tupasela

Examining the premises and promises of the new data-driven health paradigm

4S Preview: Materializing Governance by Infrastructure

Projects / Francesca Musiani, Annalisa Pelizza and Stefania Milan

Uncovering regimes of inclusion/exclusion nested in technical details of information infrastructures.

4S Preview: Counting by Other Means

Projects / Sarah Kember and Alex Taylor

Critically examining these relations between time, the count, and forms of life/labour, our research might also be seen to point to more careful and caring imaginaries of who and what could count in/through computation.

What is data interoperation “made of”?

Report-backs / David Ribes

title These elder stateswomen and men of their diverse disciplines recognized that the worlds that had made up their graduate and early academic lives were in flux; that how they had once learned to collect and work with data were undergoing, in uneven stops and starts, great shifts.

Big data’s ‘streetlight effect’: where and how we look affects what we see

Reflections / Mark Moritz

title The streetlight effect is one factor that prevents big data studies from being useful in the real world – especially studies analyzing easily available user-generated data from the Internet.

Who Owns Your Personal Health and Medical Data?

Reflections / Deborah Lupton

title When I speak at the Summit, I will note that the first issue to consider is for whom and by whom personal health and medical data are collected. Who decides whether personal digital data should be generated and collected? Who has control over these decisions? What are the power relations and differentials that are involved?