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A taste of Dan Kreiss’ new book, Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy

I’m thrilled to share an excerpt of the first chapter from Dan Kreiss‘ new book, Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy, published by Oxford University Press this July. (Oxford is currently out of the paperback version; until they’re back in stock, here’s the link to buy it from Powell’s Books in Portland, […]

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250 (more) Digital Keywords – a Working Resource

Here, as promised, is a list of 250 candidate keywords–the result of our previous call and the Digital Keywords appendix: 250 Digital Keywords (A Working Resource) Just glancing over this list–both a tiny fraction of relevant digital discourse as well as precisely ten times the (bolded) keywords covered in this volume–leaves me awestruck at the potential […]

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Keyword: Culture

Culture is a keyword among keywords for Raymond Williams, who contributed to the founding of cultural studies in the 1960s and 1970s. It is among the most common ways to talk about how we talk. In the essay below, one of Williams’ most careful readers, Ted Striphas, offers a sensitive update to Williams and a wide-ranging intellectual […]

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Keyword: Algorithm

The algorithm, Tarleton Gillespie argues in this terrific essay, stands as a complex administrator of modern life. In it Gillespie demystifies the many uses of the recent keyword algorithm, on loan from Arabic. It is at once a trick of the trade for software programmers, a synecdoche standing in for entire informational systems and their […]

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