Art Against Information: Case Studies in Data Practice

Mitchell Whitelaw

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Abstract

In digital, networked culture, we spend our lives engaged with data systems. Although our experience is shaped by interfaces, friendly surfaces, we are inevitably aware of their functional undersides. The web is increasingly a set of interfaces to datasets. In 2004 Alan Liu observed the page-based paradigm of the web being interrupted by database incursions — what he called ‘data pours’ (Liu, 2004). On the contemporary web the data pour has become the rule, rather than the exception. The so-called ‘web 2.0’ paradigm further abstracts web content into feeds, real-time flows of XML data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalFibreculture Journal
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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