Performativity of Data

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Presented as a Pecha Kucha at Web Science 2013 (Paris), this presentation focuses on a post-modern interpretation of "data" leveraging social theories of Goffman and Foucault.

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Performativity of Data

  1. 1.  re-conceptualizing the web of data
  2. 2. Dallas Austi n Brownsvill e M exic o 1271 km
  3. 3. human trails in cyberspace (Young, J., 2006)
  4. 4. Social Scientists Computer Scientists
  5. 5. “It is crucial to begin asking questions about our analytic assumptions, methodological frameworks, and underlying biases embedded in this phenomenon.” - danah boyd (2012, p. 2)
  6. 6. DATA POINT
  7. 7. “change the instruments, and you will change the entire social theory that goes with them.” - George P. Landow, 2001
  8. 8. “[performance is] an arrangement which transforms an individual into a stage performer, the latter, in turn, being an object that can be looked at in the round and at length without offense, and looked to for engaging behavior, by those in an ‘audience’ role’” - Goffman (1974) Photo: National Photo Compan
  9. 9. Photo Credit: Jeffrey Beall (2011) CC licensed
  10. 10. photo credit: SomethingElse
  11. 11. researcher subject data datadata
  12. 12. ?subject ?researcher Image credit: @rawimage (2012)
  13. 13. Original MC Escher Photo credit @Adrian Marquez (2010) - CC licensed
  14. 14. isFrom locatedIn rdf:type isPartOf locatedIn rdf:type rdf:subClassOf isFrom foaf:based_near foaf:knows rdf:type rdf:type rdf:type isPresenting ? foaf:name hasTheory samrdf:citation-source
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