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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14
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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves 2/26/14

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Data Driven Societies
Digital & Computational Studies
Bowdoin College
February 26, 2014
Professors Gieseking & Gaze

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  • 1. Data Driven Societies: Convincing the Public / Publics Convincing Themselves Professors Gaze & Gieseking
  • 2. Announcements! Again! ✦ Field trip 2/28 at 11.30am-2pm ✦ We need:: ✦ IDs ✦ Sign up in advance ✦ And van drivers! ! http://bit.ly/dds-fieldtrip senaiben.org
  • 3. Social Scientific Approach 0. Identify an issue 1. Research question 2. Theoretical approach 3. Literature review 4. Methods 5. Analysis 6. Discussion 7. Conclusion dasburst.com
  • 4. Why learn theory? ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ Proprietary ecologies ✦ Representation ✦ Remote sensing ✦ GPS ✦ “The View from Nowhere” ✦ Data visualization Crowdsourcing ✦ WWW Accumulation by dispossession ✦ HTTP Social reproduction ✦ DARPAnet Data scraping ✦ Chartjunk The deep web Information-as-control Information-as-freedom Data v.s information vs. knowledge dasburst.com
  • 5. Let’s begin again: “Free Labor”?? ✦ Crowdsourcing ✦ Data mining ✦ Expanded prison labor programs ✦ Unpaid internships ✦ Volunteerism (Ross 2013) Facebook
  • 6. Publics & Counterpublics ✦ Publics - real and imagined communities in which ideas and media are exchanged, and which dictate political, cultural, and economic norms ✦ Counterpublics - alternate publics that allow for resistance to dominant cultural, political, or economic norms secretsofthefed.com
  • 7. Determining our publicness lifeinlofi.com businessinsider.com
  • 8. How social media changed publicness ✦ Scalability ✦ Shifted what is public and private ✦ Redefined the audience ✦ Context collapse ✦ Access to being heard and seen ✦ Persistence ✦ Replicability ✦ Searchability (Baum & boyd 2012) wikipedia
  • 9. How can you shape your labor? Your agency? Your life as a consumer and producer?
  • 10. Next Class: Mar. 3 Today: the publics & digital labor ✦ ! ✦ Blog post: due Monday on your graphs with email forthcoming during lab ! ✦ Readings: Lessig & Yau ! ✦ Next class: ✦ The Life of Code begins! ✦ public & private debate forthcoming

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