Playful Resistance of Data Futures

Sam Hinton, Larissa Hjorth

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In an increasingly digital world, it is hardly surprising that a technology that renders everything as numbers should eventually come to reduce human activity to quantified datasets. This process of objective quantification—referred to by José van Djick as datafication—yields metadata that purports to provide insights into a variety of areas of human social life that are otherwise hidden in complexity, privacy and/or [pedestrian] obscurity. Mediated by sophisticated and increasingly incomprehensible algorithms (particularly with the increasing application of artificial intelligence algorithms), these datasets promise access to a truth that is otherwise invisible, and perhaps revelatory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art
EditorsLarissa Hjorth, Klare Lanson, Adriana De Souza E Silva
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429242816
ISBN (Print)9780367197162
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2020


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