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    DescriptionWe live in the era of Big Data, with storage and transmission capacity measured not just in terabytes but in petabytes (where peta- denotes a quadrillion, or a thousand trillion). Data collection is constant and even insidious, with every click and every "like" stored somewhere for something. This book reminds us that data is anything but "raw," that we shouldn't think of data as a natural resource but as a cultural one that needs to be generated, protected, and interpreted. The book's essays describe eight episodes in the history of data from the predigital to the digital. Together they address such issues as the ways that different kinds of data and different domains of inquiry are mutually defining; how data are variously "cooked" in the processes of their collection and use; and conflicts over what can -- or can't -- be "reduced" to data. Contributors discuss the intellectual history of data as a concept; describe early financial modeling and some unusual sources for astronomical data; discover the prehistory of the database in newspaper clippings and index cards; and consider contemporary "dataveillance" of our online habits as well as the complexity of scientific data curation. Essay authors:Geoffrey C. Bowker, Kevin R. Brine, Ellen Gruber Garvey, Lisa Gitelman, Steven J. Jackson, Virginia Jackson, Markus Krajewski, Mary Poovey, Rita Raley, David Ribes, Daniel Rosenberg, Matthew Stanley, Travis D. Williams


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    Title
    "Raw Data" is an Oxymoron
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Lisa Gitelman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 176 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262518284
    ISBN 10: 0262518287
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    LC classification: Q355 .R385 2013
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    Illustrations note
    10 color photos, 16 b&w illus.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    05 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Lisa Gitelman is Professor of English and Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is the coeditor of New Media, 1710--1915 (2003) and author of Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture (2006), both published by the MIT Press.