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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Redefining Publics through Data 2/19/14

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Data Driven Societies
Digital & Computational Studies
Bowdoin College
February 19, 2014
Professors Gieseking & Gaze

Lecture Slides "Redefining Publics through Data"

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Bowdoin: Data Driven Socities 2014 - Redefining Publics through Data 2/19/14

  1. 1. Data Driven Societies: Redefining Publics through Data Professors Gaze & Gieseking
  2. 2. Announcements! ✦ 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 senaiben.org
  3. 3. What Does It Mean to Go Public? srogers.carto.db
  4. 4. Digital Natives, a.k.a. Digitized American Youth ✦ 77% have a cell phone ✦ 95% have internet access ✦ 80% with internet access use social media ✦ Average of 3,417 texts per month from the Pew Internet & American Life Project 2011-2012 digitalfamiysummit.com
  5. 5. Everyday life, i.e. proprietary ecologies dasburst.com
  6. 6. MyDigitalFootprint.org mydigitalfoorprint.org
  7. 7. What makes proprietary ecologies important? ✦ 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
  8. 8. 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 communication
  9. 9. Representing Representation ✦ 2-3 minutes: present you peer’s research based on her or his representation post ✦ 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 analysis?
  10. 10. So! What is public? ! And what is private? ! The debate rages on!
  11. 11. Next Class: Feb. 24 Today: even more publicness ✦ ! Blog comment: due Monday! email forthcoming during lab ✦ ! Readings: Golbeck, Irani, Ross ✦ ! ✦ Next class: ✦ digital / free / invisibilized labor ✦ cleaning/organizing your Twitter data

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