Uncertain Archives Book Launch @ MIT

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12:00pm

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Join us on Zoom to celebrate the launch of the book Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (MIT Press, 2021) with editors Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D’Ignazio, and Kristin Veel.

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Contributing authors present include:

Os Keyes, "(Mis)gendering"
Boaz Levin & Vera Tollman, "Proxies" (with Wendy Hui Kyong Chun)
Romi Ron Morrison, "Flesh"
Jacqueline Wernimont, "Quantification"

In Uncertain Archives, scholars from the social sciences, STS, media and communications studies, and digital humanities analyze concepts relevant to critical studies of big data, arranged glossary style—from abuse and aggregate to visualization and vulnerability. They not only challenge conventional usage of such familiar terms as prediction and objectivity but also introduce unfamiliar ones such as overfitting and copynorm. The contributors include a broad range of leading and agenda-setting scholars, including N. Katherine Hayles, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Johanna Drucker, Lisa Gitelman, Safiya Noble, Sarah T. Roberts, and Nicole Starosielski. 

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