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DEALING WITH DATA

COLOSSAL DATA X THE PRESENT

31 October 2015
13:00 — 14:30


Location: Theater Kikker
€7,-

Dealing With Data

What are the motivations for the mass storage of data? How do the techniques for investigating gigantic amounts of data work? A panel on what Big Data is and how it can contribute to historiography and democracy. Anne Helmond is a researcher at the University of Amsterdam who wrote The Web As Platform: Data Flows in Social Media. Fernando van der Vlist explores the various relationships between software and digital media technologies and the social and cultural formations, rationales, and practices they are entangled in. Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director of the Transmediale festival for art and digital culture, investigates the ‘blind spots’ of Big Data and how artists use these to criticize systems. With screenings of Simulacra by Theo Tagholm and You, the World and I by Jon Rafman.


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