Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Redefining Publics through Data 2/19/14
Data Driven Societies:
Redeﬁning Publics through
Professors Gaze & Gieseking
Hackathons: 2/26 or 4/23
from 6-9pm, VAC 3rd ﬂ.
(must attend at least one)
Field trip 2/28 at
11am-1.30pm, need IDs
What Does It Mean to Go
Digital Natives, a.k.a. Digitized
77% have a cell phone
95% have internet
80% with internet
access use social media
Average of 3,417 texts
Pew Internet & American Life Project 2011-2012
Everyday life, i.e. proprietary
What makes proprietary
Proprietary ecologies - the increasingly privatized
environments our data ﬂow and lives exist within
Accumulation by dispossession - enclosure of the
commons to consolidate class power
Cyborg - being psychologically and socially conﬁgured
within information systems
The Deep Web & Tor
Deep Web - the web that cannot be indexed by search
engines like Google, Yahoo, or DuckDuckGo
Tor - layers of encryption that are used to anonymize
2-3 minutes: present you peer’s research based on her or his
1 minute rebuttal: add anything else you want to
When you are all complete, discuss:
What surprised (or not) you about what you heard?
What trends do you see developing across your hashtag
theme? What is speciﬁc to you?
What trends do you think could be explored further in your
peers’ hashtag analysis in the future? And in your own future
What is public?
And what is private?
The debate rages on!
Next Class: Feb. 24
Today: even more publicness
Blog comment: due Monday! email
forthcoming during lab
Readings: Golbeck, Irani, Ross
digital / free / invisibilized labor
cleaning/organizing your Twitter