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Data love : the seduction and betrayal of digital technologies / Roberto Simanowski.

Author/creator Simanowski, Roberto author.
Format Tactile Material, Book, and Print
Publication Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Descriptionxvii, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titleData love. English
Contents Beyond the NSA debate. Intelligence agency logic -- Double indifference -- Self-tracking and smart things -- Ecological data disaster -- Cold civil war -- Paradigm change. Data-mining business -- Social engineers without a cause -- Silent revolution -- Algorithms -- Absence of theory -- The joy of numbers. Compulsive measuring -- The phenomenology of the numerable -- Digital humanities -- Lessing's rejoinder -- Resistances. God's eye -- Data hacks -- On the right life in the wrong one.
Abstract "Intelligence services, government administrations, businesses, and a growing majority of the population are hooked on the idea that big data can reveal patterns and correlations in everyday life. Initiated by software engineers and carried out through algorithms, the mining of big data has sparked a silent revolution. But algorithmic analysis and data mining are not simply byproducts of media development or the logical consequences of computation. They are the radicalization of the Enlightenment's quest for knowledge and progress. Data Love argues that the "cold civil war" of big data is taking place not among citizens or between the citizen and government but within each of us." -- Publisher's description
General noteTranslation from German.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Simanowski, Roberto, author. Data love. New York : Columbia University Press, [2016] 9780231542425
LCCN 2016002787
ISBN9780231177269 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0231177267 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40026504840

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