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The Resource Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945, Orit Halpern

Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945, Orit Halpern

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Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945
Title
Beautiful data
Title remainder
a history of vision and reason since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Orit Halpern
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beautiful Data is both a history of big data and interactivity, and a sophisticated meditation on ideas about vision and cognition in the second half of the twentieth century. Contending that our forms of attention, observation, and truth are contingent and contested, Orit Halpern historicizes the ways that we are trained, and train ourselves, to observe and analyze the world. Tracing the postwar impact of cybernetics and the communication sciences on the social and human sciences, design, arts, and urban planning, she finds a radical shift in attitudes toward recording and displaying information. These changed attitudes produced what she calls communicative objectivity: new forms of observation, rationality, and economy based on the management and analysis of data. Halpern complicates assumptions about the value of data and visualization, arguing that changes in how we manage and train perception, and define reason and intelligence, are also transformations in governmentality. She also challenges the paradoxical belief that we are experiencing a crisis of attention caused by digital media, a crisis that can be resolved only through intensified media consumption."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
Dewey number
003/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q310
LC item number
.H35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Experimental futures
Label
Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945, Orit Halpern
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Speculating on sense -- Introduction: Dreams for our perceptual present -- Dreams for the perceptual present : temporality, storage, and interactivity in cybernetics -- Communicative objectivity : design, knowledge, and the interface -- The measure of reason and the art of visualization : transforming rationality, method, and logic in the social and human sciences -- The governance of sense: designing information and reconfiguring population circa 1959
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780822357308
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn875884461
Label
Beautiful data : a history of vision and reason since 1945, Orit Halpern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Speculating on sense -- Introduction: Dreams for our perceptual present -- Dreams for the perceptual present : temporality, storage, and interactivity in cybernetics -- Communicative objectivity : design, knowledge, and the interface -- The measure of reason and the art of visualization : transforming rationality, method, and logic in the social and human sciences -- The governance of sense: designing information and reconfiguring population circa 1959
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 342 pages
Isbn
9780822357308
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn875884461

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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